Engineering Flare Tip Handling System - John Zink

Supplying flare tip handling system

The largest flare tip manufacturer awarded Conbit an engineering contract for a flare tip handling system. This was followed by the assignment to supply the system the following year. 

Watch how we prepare and execute

Watch how we prepare and execute

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Alternative approach 

Mechanical handling 

Conbit uses a mechanical method in replacing flare tips. A modular system is designed for this method, which can be assembled on the flare tip access platform. While preparing for the shutdown, a working flare tip handling system can be guaranteed as no provisions in the heat radiated zone are required.

The system 

The system is constructed from lightweight components. During the engineering phases, no components weighing more than 16 kgs must be carried by hand. The system consists of two main parts: lifting frame and lift winch(es). The winch remains at deck level.

Project phases 

The project was divided into the following phases.

  1. Engineering 
  2. Procurement 
  3. Factory Acceptance Test 
  4. Packing and Transport

Challenges during flare tip replacement projects

  • Shutdown time should be kept to a minimum.
  • The condition of the top sections of the flare tower is unknown before the shutdown.

“Considering the impact of flare tip replacement during platform design makes future jobs more efficient and safer.”

See how we got to work

Container full of flare tip handling equipment
The engineered solution for the flare tip handling system
The engineered solution for the flare tip handling system
The engineered solution for the flare tip handling system
The engineered solution for the flare tip handling system

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