flaring system Articles

  • Performance of the low-emission flare

    Job report / Elbisgraben (Bale / Switzerland) The summer of 1992 had finally arrived. The 5MW low emission furnace in the district heating station Liestal was ignited, supplied with landfill gas from Elbisgraben landfill. Since then the plant has been running continuously and the comprehensive measurements taken, verify that all targets aimed at have been achieved: plant ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • 1:60 Control Range with Flare

    Type     HOFGAS®- LPM 3000/2500  Performance     2,500 Nm³/h, 12,500 kW Location     Central England (GB) Initial Situation The landfill site is situated in the middle of the Sheffield region. Over time, the city limits and the landfill site have grown together. Therefore, the operator is particularly ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Greenstars portable monitoring for CHP and flares

    Greenstar’s award-winning KTK landfill site in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, is unusual in Ireland in that it has three gas engines feeding electricity to the grid and two flares. In Ireland, while flaring is common, engines are not. The flares are run in tandem with engines so that if an engine is ramped down for repair or service, the flare ramps up automatically. All are supplied by 122 ...

  • Refinery flare gas H2S removal

    A major Gulf Coast refinery was searching for a solution to reduce flare gas SO2 that was resulting from very high H2S concentrations during periodic venting events. Original considerations were limited to very costly upstream equipment changes or a sulphur recovery unit, all costing tens of millions of dollars. Macrotek was contracted to design and build a cost-effective H2S ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Replacing of mechanical compressors by gas ejectors in flare gas recovery systems

    One of the main concerns of humankind in this century is the global warming induced by the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. A promising process for controlling the atmospheric CO2 level is prevention of combustion in flares causing high losses of raw material and energy that could generate more desired products. In the present work, a flare gas ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biomass generation facility replaces flare - Case study

    A southeast-based Biomass Generation facility was interested in improving their current process to meet California’s increasingly stringent air emission requirements. At the time, a flare was being used to oxidize the off-gases from various production processes and storage containers. Catalytic Products International developed a solution that utilized the capabilities of the VECTOR ...

  • Greenstars portable monitoring for CHP and flares case study

    Greenstar's award-winning KTK landfill site in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, is unusual in Ireland in that it has three gas engines feeding electricity to the grid and two flares. In Ireland, while flaring is common, engines are not. The flares are run in tandem with engines so that if an engine is ramped down for repair or service, the flare ramps up automatically. All are supplied by 122 landfill gas ...

  • Flare Operations Changes Come From Study Findings

    EPA announced that it had reached a settlement agreement with Marathon Petroleum Company (Marathon) regarding allegations of Clean Air Act violations at Marathon’s Texas City and Detroit refineries. EPA developed the evidence by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) showing that several of Marathon’s flares were not controlling VOC emissions sufficiently, ...

  • 5000Nm3/h HT Flares in Sao João, Brazil

    Type      HOFGAS®-Efficiency 5000 Performance     3x 5,000 Nm3/h, 75,000 KW Location     Sao João (BR) Technical requirements Surplus combustion of 15,000 Nm3/h landfill gasCompliance with the UNFCCC regulationsHigh temperature combustion at 1,000-1,200°CHolding time ≥ ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Stacking up: flare Monitoring from LumaSense

    Lenny Shaver, LumaSense Technologies’ director of product management, explains the company’s IR and pyrometer technologies FLARING systems are common in many industries to burn gases before they enter the atmosphere. The safe operation of a flaring system requires the continuous monitoring of pilot flames and flared gases to ensure that vented gases are ignited. As ...

  • Case study - ABUTEC’s medium temperature flare burns canning plant biogas

    A Northumberland, Pa.-based canning plant recently contacted ABUTEC, through ADI System Inc., for help combusting the biogases created during the canning process. During this process, foods that are being prepared for canning create biogases that are used in power generation for the local facility. Excess gases that are not used by the gensets are typically vented into atmosphere, which can ...


  • Small scale biogas upgrading: Green gas with the DMT Carborex® MS system

    Abstract  More and more effort is being put in the utilization of bio-solids. Bio-solids can be an important source for useful products like fertilizers and biogas. DMT has been developing biogas treatment plants for over 20 years following the market developments closely.  Biogas was first seen as a nuisance at e.g. landfills, creating odor problems and methane emissions. A flare has ...

  • Case study - GA3000 PLUS fixed biogas analysis system at Harper Adams

    Plant manager, James Wood, wanted to monitor biogas composition automatically 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  He wanted his own independent analysis of the gas mix and to record it in detail, especially the percentage of methane, hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide. How the company uses the GA3000 PLUS product James said: “We want our own gas analysis record ...

  • GA3000 fixed biogas analysis system at Harper Adams case study

    About the customer Harper Adams Energy in Shropshire, England, is responsible for running the anaerobic digestion plant at Harper Adams University College. The challenges the customer faced Plant manager, James Wood, wanted to monitor biogas composition automatically 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  He wanted his own independent analysis of the gas ...

  • Australia – breaking records

    The Australian Carbon Tax system came into force on July 1st 2012. The race against the clock to design, build, install and start-up the first systems prior to this date began just before Christmas 2011; however, the successful installation and operation of three Hofstetter flares four years ago was the actual starting point for these projects. Compliance with the strict mining standards, ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Case study: AMAPETCO onshore gas power generation

    ProServe with its principles Dresser Rand has supplied, installed, commissioned and start up on Nov 2015 a very unique 2 X 780 kW gas gen sets using the flare gas at AMAPETCO company field in Ras Eldeb bay “100 Km south of Hurghada city on the red sea. These two gen sets are the first environmental friendly ones in Egypt using a catalytic convertor to reduce the NOx to less than 100 ppm. ...


    By ProServe Egypt

  • Power generation from maize in Germany does justice to climate

    Type     HOFGAS®- IFL1c 360 Performance     360 Nm3/h / 2700 kW / 40mbar       Customer     Schmack Biogas AG (DE) Situation Actually, it's all quite simple: maize grows with the help of the sun, and power is produced from maize. How is this brought about? Vegetable raw material is ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Energy Savings on Process Heating Units Case History

    The Customer This specialty chemical company is a leading supplier of performance polymers. Their products are used in a wide range of applications including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. The Project The company was increasing the ...

  • Biological desulphurization of Landfill biogas - Case Study

    Summary Biorem's biogas desulphurization product is providing very high removal efficiencies at a landfill site in Quebec. Despite the highly variable concentrations and low winter temperatures, the system has achieved an average removal efficiency of 97%, and has maintained outlet hydrogen sulphide concentration below target consistently. As a result, the customer has realized a significant ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Thoeni, Allens Farm Biogas Installation - Case Study

    Allens Farm anaerobic digestion (AD) facility is located within the beautiful countryside of Colchester, which is said to be the oldest recorded town in Great Britain. The farm is run by three partners – David Hunter, Charlie Lochore and Will Lochore, who felt ...


    By Clarke Energy

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