- Low maintenance costs
- High smokeless capacity due to steam injection
- Stable, reliable combustion due to flame retention ring
- High smokeless flow rate
- Longer tip life due to steam cooling effect
Steam assisted flares are designed to dispose of heavier waste gases which have a greater tendency to smoke. In order to prevent incomplete combustion, steam is injected into the waste stream using peripheral steam rings, center steam spargers, and/or inner induction tubes. The injection of steam has two principal effects:
– High-pressure steam flow causes turbulence in the waste stream which improves mixing and therefore improves combustion efficiency.
– Additional air is induced into the waste gas providing the oxygen necessary for augmented smokeless capacity.
Steam flares are typically used in applications where the customer has high-pressure steam available on site.