June 2020

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Inspection: Establish an inspection plan for flare burners

Flares are prominent in hydrocarbon processing operations. From afar, they can be spotted burning with a high or low flame, supported by a tall steel structure

Anwer, A., Ruwais

Flares are prominent in hydrocarbon processing operations. From afar, they can be spotted burning with a high or low flame, supported by a tall steel structure (FIG. 1). Most of the time, they are in continuous operation burning waste. They also support operational and recuperation efforts during emergency situations. Flare burners are exposed to flame, making their entire construction vulnerable to elevated temperature damage. For this reason, they must be inspected thoroughly. FIG. 1. Field representation of a typical flare burner system. It is important to know the operating history of the flare burner to withdraw pertinent information befor

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