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Enclosed Flare Design

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Enclosed Flare Design
Enclosed flares, also called ground flares, populated area combustors or thermal oxidizer flares, offer many advantages in comparison to elevated open flares.
Enclosed flares, also called ground flares, populated area combustors or thermal oxidizer flares, offer many advantages in comparison to elevated open flares.

The principal advantages are:

  • no smoke
  • no steam
  • no visible flame
  • no thermal radiatioin
  • no odor
  • very low noise levels

Enclosed flare design and operation are discussed in this 6 page color reprint. (RP96-12)

All types of enclosed flare applications are reviewed- from flaring of heavy hydrocarbons without smoke and without using steam to low energy inerted waste gas streams. A comparison chart of 4 common types enclosed flares shows key design factors. The report also contains several examples of special enclosed flares, and a low cost earthen-enclosed pit design.

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