A flare is a safety device that burns excess hydrocarbon gases which cannot be processed. Excess hydrocarbon gases are flared as an alternative to releasing the vapor directly into the atmosphere. If left unburnt, these excess gases could accumulate and form a concentrated flammable vapour cloud.
Flaring can occur in the following situations:
During unplanned operational interruptions or emergencies when the gases must be immediately depressurised from the process to avoid overpressure and damage to equipment which could cause the release of hydrocarbon gases into the atmosphere.
For safe start up and shutdown of refineries and chemical plants when gases generated during these processes cannot be safely channelled back into the refineries' and chemical plants' processes or storage tanks.
To meet this need, in any of your situations, our torches can be:
Optimal for the safe disposal of a residual gas in a way compatible with the environment through its combustion.
For large gas discharges, with visible flame and high radiation impact.
Different types: sonic and subsonic, air / steam and/or gas assisted, unassisted or special for gases with low calorific value, specifically designed for your application.
Self-supporting, supported by winds or in a fixed or removable Derrick structure.
With multiple burners and stages to minimize radiation and luminosity.
Used when there are restrictions to the permissible radiation and there is floor space available for their installation, since they need a large surface area.
Completely cloistered, where the flame must be completely hidden.
Radiation to adjacent equipment is minimized as well as required floor space.
They use multiple burners (central/radial) distributed in stages in a combustion chamber, which acts as a combustion chamber and chimney.
Used in anaerobic digestion facilities or in landfills.
Open flame (elevated) or hidden flame, with or without fan assistance.
We modulate the flaring flow as a function of pressure/height in collectors/digesters, burning only the instantaneous excess gas, helping to minimize the excess gas burned and optimizing the energy balance of the plant.
Controlled by PLC incorporating the most advanced security systems.
For emergency discharge of gas-liquid mixtures.
Interchangeable with existing equipment, redesigned to suit the client, incorporating the latest developments in efficiency and new ignition systems.
Emergency venting of gases without flame, calculated on the basis of radiation generated by accidental ignition of the flame and safe dispersion of the gas cloud.