Steam assisted flares are flares designed to dispose of heavier molecular weight gases which have a tendency to smoke. In order to prevent smoke formation, steam is injected into the waste stream using peripheral steam rings, center stream spargers and/or inner induction tubes. Steam flares are used in applications where high pressure steam is available on site. Steam flares are typically found in downstream applications where high efficiency combustion of heavily hydrocarbons is required.
Mach-1 Sonic Flares are used in both onshore and offshore applications to dispose of high pressure waste gas streams with high smokeless capacities. By efficiently inducing high volumes of ambient air for more complete, smokeless combustion at sonic velocities, this advanced flaring technology allows for reduced levels of radiation, and can be placed at lower, less visible elevations, allowing for a more cost-effective flaring solution. Mach-1 sonic flare technology can be applied in multi-point orientations which accomodate flame length restrictions.