LNG is typically held at extremely low temperatures, meaning that other means of measurement are either impractical or unreliable.
Flare Management in Liquefied Natural Gas
Fluenta have specially designed ‘Cryo’ sensors capable of working at minus 200 Degrees Celsius, and yet still able to measure rapid flow within your flare lines.
Safety is paramount in the LNG industry. Flares are essential safety mechanisms used to burn off excess gas to prevent hazardous releases. Accurate flare gas measurement ensures that the system operates within safe limits and meets stringent regulatory requirements. Fluenta’s technology provides real-time data, enabling operators to respond promptly to potential safety issues and avoid accidents.
As with the entire energy industry, the LNG industry faces increasing pressure to minimize its environmental footprint. Accurate measurement of flare gas emissions is essential for monitoring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollutants. Our meters are capable of an accuracy better than 1% even in these extreme conditions, enabling LNG operators to implement measures to reduce emissions and comply with environmental regulations.
Increasingly, we’re becoming involved in projects to improve operational efficiency. Fluenta flow meters provide accurate data on flare gas flow rates and when combined with composition data, operators can make informed decisions about process adjustments and maintenance. This leads to reduced waste, improved process efficiency, and lower operational costs.
Fluenta’s technology offers real-time monitoring capabilities, allowing operators to detect anomalies or potential issues immediately. This proactive approach enables quick intervention to prevent equipment failures, reduce downtime, and enhance the overall reliability of LNG facilities.
Accurate flare gas measurement is vital for transparent reporting to regulatory authorities, stakeholders, and the public. Fluenta’s technology provides detailed data that can be used to demonstrate compliance with emissions standards and foster trust within the industry.
As the LNG industry evolves and environmental regulations become stricter, having a reliable and accurate flare gas measurement system becomes increasingly important. Fluenta’s technology is adaptable and can accommodate and integrate with changing industry requirements, ensuring that LNG facilities remain compliant and competitive in the long term.
Flare Gas Management in the Petrochemical Industry
Fluenta's ultrasonic technology ensures accurate measurement and reporting of flare gas emissions, helping you comply with regulatory requirements and avoid costly fines and penalties.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing environmental impact are top priorities for petrochemical companies. Accurate flare gas measurement allows for better control of emissions, enabling organizations to demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Flaring involves the combustion of potentially hazardous gases. Accurate measurement of flare gas flow rates and compositions is crucial for ensuring the safety of workers and preventing accidents. Fluenta’s technology provides real-time data, allowing for immediate response to any irregularities or safety concerns.
Flare gas also represents a valuable resource that can be reclaimed and reused within the facility, saving costs and reducing waste. Accurate measurement helps identify opportunities to capture and utilize flare gas, improving operational efficiency and profitability.
Flare stacks and associated equipment are critical assets in the safety of petrochemical plants. Accurate measurement and monitoring of flare gas help protect these assets from damage, corrosion, and excessive wear and tear, extending their lifespan and reducing maintenance costs.
Fluenta’s ultrasonic flare meters are indispensable in the petrochemical industry. Not only can they ensure regulatory compliance, they can also improve environmental sustainability, safety, optimizing operations, and supporting data-driven decision-making.
By accurately measuring and monitoring flare gas emissions, petrochemical companies can achieve a balance between economic efficiency and responsible environmental management, ultimately benefiting both their bottom line and the planet.
Flare Gas Management in the Oil and Gas Industry
We are the preferred supplier of flare measurement to many multinational companies, and we have worked with a who’s who of the oil of gas industry, having over 4000 meters currently deployed in the industry globally.
The range of different gas compositions we can measure in is wide, as is the range of temperatures and other process conditions that can be faced. Whilst routine flaring has been vastly reduced, partly as a result of the increased accuracy of measurement, emergency flaring is very much an essential safety feature on Oil and Gas installations.
Emergency flaring can often reach incredible velocities. Other flare measurement technologies and even some ultrasonic applications that use probes in the gas flow are simply not able to cope. Fluenta sensors however, can cope with, and provide measurement in gas velocities up to 120 meters per second, with an industry-leading turndown ratio of 4000:1
Our full range of solutions is applicable to these installations. Whilst cost-effective solutions such as the standard TFS sensors are the best option where there’s a predictable gas mix and a limited range of process conditions, we also have some more specialist sensors able to provide consistent measurements in projects where extremes of temperature need to be within specification, and also when harder gas mixtures (such as higher CO2 or H2) are encountered.
Put simply – when you need it the most – we’re still here.
Case Studies – Lack of Space
Challenge Ultrasonic flow meters require a certain amount of straight piping free from any obstructions such as bends, valves etc. for them to measure the flow accurately. In this case the flare left the knockout drum and went immediately to the underground channel leaving not enough straight piping for a flare meter to be installed. […]
Case Study – Corrosive Gases
Challenge: Some installations possess highly corrosive gases being vented. This can lead to the life of the transducers being reduced significantly which not only costs the clients in terms of time and cost but also in terms of data loss due to the break in measurement which may incur regulatory penalties. Solution When one such […]
Case Studies – Quick Turnaround
Indorama Venture’s olefins plant required the installation of two flare gas meters to meet their environmental reporting requirements.