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.
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 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.
The project was divided into the following phases.
“Considering the impact of flare tip replacement during platform design makes future jobs more efficient and safer.”