Flaring systems are commonplace across many industries, perhaps none more so than in oil and gas, and are used to burn gases before they enter the atmosphere. Safe operation of a flaring system requires the continuous monitoring of pilot flames and flared gases to ensure that vented gases are ignited.
Flare systems require pilot flame confirmation for safe operation to confirm there is an ignition source for flared gases. Furthermore, flares which do not ignite will release hazardous gases into the atmosphere, leading to safety risks to infrastructure, personnel, and environmental non-compliance with environmental regulations.
Continuous monitoring of pilot flames and flared gases is critical to ensure the gases will be ignited and to confirm compliance with government-set pilot status recording requirements.
Thermocouple failure, flame movement, varying luminosity and adverse climatic conditions are just a few of the obstacles which have to be overcome to gain long-term monitoring reliability without false alarms.
LumaSense provides non-contact flare monitoring and detection solutions using pyrometers that are specifically designed for continuous monitoring of pilot flames and flaring operations.
The pyrometry-based E²T Quasar 2 instrument provides continuous 24/7 reliable and accurate detection of pilot flame and flared gases from flares for safe flare operation and environmental protection.
A high-resolution optical system and selection of various spot sizes enables the Quasar 2 to be positioned as far as 1/4 mile (400 m) from the stack being monitored. Custom electronics adapt to target movement, varying luminosity, and most climate conditions.