Emissions Testing of Pressure Assisted Flare Burners

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Title Emissions Testing of Pressure Assisted Flare Burners
Creator Varner, V.
Contributor Kodesh, Z.
Date 2014-09-08
Spatial Coverage Houston, Texas
Subject 2014 AFRC Industrial Combustion Symposium
Description Paper from the AFRC 2014 conference titled Emissions Testing of Pressure Assisted Flare Burners by V. Varner.
Abstract The flare system for a new US Gulf Coast propylene production unit will be a multipoint ground flare utilizing pressure assisted burners. The strategy utilized for the regulatory permitting process was to divide the flare into two sections based on use: • Normal flaring - first stage / steam assist / conforms to 40CFR60 and 40CFR63. • Maintenance / Startup / Shutdown (MSS) - for all pressure assisted burners, possibly including stage one. Pressure assisted burners are designed to operate outside the velocity limits set by 40CFR. The ability to operate outside these limits and utilize these burners require proof that the expected emissions will be no worse than those from a well-designed steam or air assisted flare burner. The proof was accomplished with emissions testing of a single burner from the flare design. Results from this testing will be used for the permitting process with an "Alternative Means of Control" (AMOC) request for regulatory approval. This method was previously utilized for several pipeline flares within the Dow system (tested in 2006, AMOC approved 2007, reported at 2007 AFRC). This paper will report on the set-up and results from this emissions testing.
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