Instead of venting unwanted gas from pipework or vessels directly into the atmosphere, burning it off by flaring can be a more acceptable option, in particular where safety and environmental concerns are significant.
GEA has developed Flare Units for burning off both Natural Gas and LPG in a convenient and cost-effective manner. Flaring is undertaken using a stainless steel burner which in operation is mounted 2.5m above ground level on 15mm steel pipes. Continuous spark ignition sourced from a 110v transformer ensures constant burning, particularly important when gas concentration is at lower levels. To allow safe working where pressure is above two bar, GEA Flare Units are equipped with a regulator set. All components are housed in a durable aluminium-framed box which acts as a firm standing base for the flare stack when the Unit is operational.
GEA’s Flare Units are compliant with IGEM Utilization Procedures UP/1 and 1A.
The TFU Flare Unit is equipped with Twin Burners (with interchangeable Natural Gas and LPG injectors) and is supplied with 2.5m Flare Stack, 10m Flare Hose (NG and LPG options), Ignition Wiring, Sample Point, In-line Flame Arrestor. Safety Signs and Operating Instructions are included. The complete assembly is housed in a durable, aluminium-framed case.