There are many requirements and specifications that go into flare system design. The types of material used, execution of fabrication, and testing and preparation of a flare system are all highly meticulous features of flare fabrication. Care must be observed for the shipment of the flare stack, and all of its components, including ignitors, flare tip, structure, and so forth. On-site assembly must be seamlessly and safely accomplished. As well, there must be forethought into the inclusion and proper installment of all necessary flash back prevention system components, seals, and electrical systems. For all these reasons and more, flare stack fabrication is a discipline involving the proficiencies of specializing experts.
Inclusions of Flare System Design
Flares normally have an elevated stack. Raising the flare is, of course, to have the hazardous or toxic gasses burn at an elevated distance. Waste gasses not containing toxic gasses do not need to be elevated, but even in these cases the waste gasses must be burned, and barring there being available a sterilization area large enough at the ground level to burn these gasses without risking the safety of person and property, elevation of the flare is still generally preferred, and is the more common flare system design. It is often necessary to minimize the presence of the flare stack, and so smokeless flare system design may be preferred. Given these varying options, the best flare stack for the job will take into account the percentage of toxicity concentration of the waste gas, the layout of the environment surrounding the location for the flare stack, and what flare type classification and structure will be the ideal one for the job.
The Importance of Strong Flare Stack Fabrication
The flare stack must be fabricated to withstand a great number of environmental pressures. Wind, heat, seismic disturbance, to name a few, are of concern and must be taken into account to determine whether the flare stack should be fabricated. Most flare stacks require guy wire supports as well. In all, both the temperament of the structural steel and the support cabling needs to be able to withstand a high threshold of stress and strain, in the event of an earthquake, hurricane, or other disaster. Consequently, the materials must be regulation grade. Assembly and welds must be done by highly qualified welding technicians. Instrumentation and assembled stack must all be tested completely prior to operation.
Further, post-installment follow up is crucial. Flare stack fabrication involves the coming together of many parts and components produced by many different vendors, and if there is difficulty with any single part, it is important to work with a fabrication company able to spearhead those complications and address them for the customer. For these reasons, go with a flare stack fabrication company trusted by some of the biggest names in the oil and gas industry.