MARCOM0469_Flare Stack_application_note_Rev_2

FLARE STACK MONITORING

ADVANTAGES OF THERMAL IMAGING FOR EFFECTIVE FLARE STACK MONITORING

Flare stacks are widely used in industries especially chemical , petrochemical and steel to safely dispose of excess gasses through combustion .
These may be unwanted waste gases , or flammable gases released to prevent unplanned over-pressurising of plant equipment .
Simply venting these untreated hydrocarbons into the air creates an environmental hazard . Burning these gases is less harmful – for example , if methane is burned to produce carbon dioxide and steam , it is less damaging than releasing methane .
Environmental regulations require close monitoring of the flare stack to prevent pollutants , particularly unburned hydrocarbons , from entering the atmosphere .