Flare Studies

Animated graphic from flare study

Typical output graphic from flare study

Argo Flare Services can provide Flare Studies at any stage of a project.

FEED / Conceptual Design: Review of alternative flare designs, technology and operating regimes (sonic and sub-sonic) to optimise the design of a new flare system.

Debottlenecking: Optimisation of an existing flare system in order to increase/decrease flaring capacity.

Hydraulic Performance: Design enhancements to improve flare tip longevity, improve flaring stability and/or reduce purge gas consumption.

Process Studies: During a project, subject to suitable process information being available, Argo will always offer to supply a process study. This document will reference relevant client information and typically contain flare tip data sheets, flare tip descriptions, radiation plots (FLARESIM), surface metal temperature plots, dispersion plots, flow vs. pressure curves, noise data, pilot gas consumption, purge rates and smokeless flow estimates (Ringelmann Number) where applicable.

“A Comprehensive Flare Solution”

Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD: Argo also have experience using CFD modelling to successfully trouble shoot problem flare tips.

Finite Element Analysis, FEA: By using transient thermal elements combined with realistic input parameters, three dimensional material temperature profiles can be obtained. The resultant element temperatures can then be used to predict material stresses over a given time period. eg. for stress analysis during blowdown.

On-going Support: Argo provides lifetime operational support including flare photographic surveys, close visual inspection and spares provision.

Argo treat the individual site or platform operator as the client. This means that regardless of a change in asset/site ownership or term contractor, Argo’s involvement ensures continuity and integrity of flare service of each individual tip and ignition system.