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How Do Flares Work?

Posted by TechStar on Mar 3, 2020 11:07:00 AM

Flare systems are designed to safely burn excess hydrocarbon gases that cannot be recovered or recycled. Flare stacks are primarily used for burning off flammable gas released by pressure relief valves during unplanned over-pressuring of plant equipment. During flaring, the excess gases are combined with steam and safely burned in the flare. This is safer and more environmentally friendly than releasing the hydrocarbons directly into the atmosphere.

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Topics: Downstream