Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I do if my ignition cable is damaged?

We hold in stock ignition cable for HT (High Tension) ignition systems. It is very common for the top sections of this type of cable to become heat damaged and ‘burnt out’. Contrary to certain OEM’s information, we have found that it is not necessary to replace the complete cable but the damaged portion can […]

What is the typical lead time for the supply of a flare tip?

This is very much dependant upon the complexity of the flare tip design and the materials of construction used. For a simple pipe flare manufactured in ‘basic’ materials, i.e. stainless steels, the standard delivery would normally be in the region of 14 weeks, but in higher alloy materials this could extend to as much as […]

What are F-factors and how are they applied?

The F-factor is also known as the emissivity factor and is basically the fraction of heat generated by the flare flame that is radiated. This figure is calculated for each case and is primarily based upon the gas composition and flare type.  High pressure sonic flare tips have good air / gas mixing characteristics and […]

How much does a flare ignition system cost?

How much money have you got?  How big is your flare?  How fare away from the ignition panel will the flare tip be? How many pilots burners do you have or need?  What utilities (pilot gas, power, air) do you have.   Do you want an automated system or is a manual ignition system sufficient?     All […]

What is combustion efficiency?

Combustion efficiency is defined by the pecentage conversion of the hydrocarbon components to their end products of combustion i.e.  CO2, and H2O.  If following combustion there are no remaining unburned hydrocarbons or CO present in the gas then the combustion efficiency of the  system can be considered to be 100%.   It is not practical to […]