From basic utility flares to more complicated steam-assist, multi-point ground, or demountable derrick flares, AEREON offers a wide range of products expertly engineered to address a wide variety of gas-stream and design conditions.
Utility flares are one of the most basic flare systems, designed for applications that don’t require smokeless burning or when smokeless flaring can be achieved without the use of additional assist mediums, such as auxiliary steam or air streams.
Air-assisted flares are generally used to dispose of heavier waste gases, which have a greater tendency to smoke. They’re designed with two risers (air and waste gas) and a blower system. The blower system directs supplemental combustion air into the air riser. Upon mixing at the flare tip, the added air flow creates turbulence in the waste gas stream, improving mixing, and ultimately combustion efficiency.
Like air-assisted flares, gas-assist flares are also used to dispose of heavier waste gases, which have a greater tendency to smoke. Gas-assisted flares, however, are preferred in applications where electrical power is limited. They’re designed with two risers (waste gas and assist gas) and an assist-gas distribution ring at the tip that mixes combustion air with waste gas at the flare tip. The mixing creates increased turbulence in the waste gas stream...
Steam-assist flares are designed to dispose of heavier hydrocarbon gases, which have a tendency to smoke. Using peripheral steam rings, center-stream spargers and/or inner induction tubes, they inject steam into the waste-gas stream, effectively preventing smoke formation.
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 mixing with a high volume of ambient air at sonic velocities at the flare tip, they generate more complete, smokeless combustion with lower radiation levels. They can be placed at lower, less visible elevations, allowing for a more cost-effective flaring solution and can also be used in multi-point orientations to accommodate flame length restrictions.
The VariMach sonic flare tip features spring-activated sonic nozzles that allow the exit area to flex with pressure, ensuring a constant sonic velocity of exiting waste gas. This industry-proven technology guarantees 100% smokeless combustion, infinite turndown, and minimized radiation levels throughout the entire range of flow, resulting in shorter stack heights and reduced material costs. The VariMach also has the lowest purge rate of any flare technology on the market, effectively minimizing utility costs while maintaining flashback protection.
When enough ground-surface square footage is available, a multi-point ground flare (MPGF) is an economical solution for the smokeless or enclosed (hidden) incineration of large amounts of process gas. When gas is injected into its collection of high-pressure burners, smokeless combustion is achieved with high turndown. At the same time, all radiation is contained within the walls, reducing the risk to personnel.
As an alternative to recovery, hydrocarbon vapors may be destroyed in a flare, combustor or a thermal oxidizer. For many applications, a device known as a combustor can be successfully used as a safe and economical method of controlling vapors from the handling, storage or loading of volatile liquid...
In offshore applications involving high-pressure streams of relatively heavy hydrocarbon gas, Triton water-injected sonic flares can ensure safe, efficient, smokeless flaring. By injecting high-pressure sea water into the flame envelope, they reduce flare emissions, minimize overall radiation levels from the flame, decrease combustion noise, and preserve flame characteristics, even in high winds.
Carbon dioxide is often used in fire extinguishers and snuffing systems to put out flames. When CO2 is a large percentage of a waste-gas stream, however, it’s often difficult to maintain a lit flare without the use of assist gas or a properly designed flame ring. For those applications, Flare Industries’ proven Flame Ring Flare is recommended. A circumference ring of fire at the flare tip provides stable, reliable ignition and prevents potential auto-suppression of the flame in low-BTU applications.
In onshore applications that require the efficient destruction of liquid hydrocarbons, the Chimera liquid burner gets the job done without liquid fallout or smoke/soot formation. When oil is flared, the burner injects high-pressure air, gas, or steam to mechanically atomize the heavy hydrocarbons for proper and stable combustion.
In offshore applications that require the efficient destruction of liquid hydrocarbons, the Peacock liquid burner does so without liquid fallout or smoke/soot formation. Ideal for well-testing operations, it’s been used extensively by operators in the Gulf of Mexico and Arabian Gulf. When oil is flared, separate streams of high-pressure oil and air/gas are injected, effectively atomizing the heavy hydrocarbons and transforming the mixture into a fine mist as it exits the burner nozzle.
Pit flares are used to combust a mixture of vapor and liquid emanating from a single source. While most flares of this type emit smoke, Flare Industries’ Pit Flare can often operate smokelessly thanks to its non-combustible burn-pit lining of rock or refractory material, making it an especially ideal choice for environmentally conscious users.
With more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing all types of flare systems, AEREON can provide you with economical flare-tip replacements for all OEM makes of flare systems, including those from John Zink, Zeeco, and Callidus. From simple utility flare-tips to more complex steam flare tip systems typically used in downstream facilities, AEREON delivers high-performance components and prompt service, at price points that will strengthen your bottom line.