Frequently Asked Questions

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Would CFD assist in trouble shooting my flare tip?

CFD has been used successfully by Argo Flare Services for trouble shooting flare tip operation and design.   However we recommend that you get in touch with us to discuss whether this is the best route forward as there are often more simple solutions that can be investigated in the first instance.

What process information do you require to design a flare tip ?

For the basic hydraulic design which determines the flare tip type and size we only need the gas flow rate, gas temperature, molecular weight and available back pressure. With some additional process information such as the gas composition we can complete a radiation and noise analysis. This together with the site environmental conditions (wind speed, […]

Why are some flares inclined from the vertical?

Where appropriate, flare tips can be inclined and rotated away from critical points in order to “throw” the flame away from those point locations where radiation is a concern.  This is quite common for offshore flares rather than onshore flares as it can help to reduce the overall tower height or boom length. Inclining a […]

What standards are referenced for flare system design?

The main specifications applied to flare sytem design are: ASME B16.5 Steel Pipe Flanges and Flange Fittings ASME B31.3 Process Piping API RP 521 Guide for Pressure Relieving and Depressurising Systems API 537 Flare Details for General Refinery and Petrochemical Service  (Note: ISO 2547:2008 is identical to API 537 2nd Ed.) A number of the […]