Development of a Flaring Burner Disposal System.
SEAWARD INTERNATIONAL INC FALLS CHURCH VA
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This report describes the work performed to develop a flaring burner system for spilled and recovered oils. The system is capable of flaring 180 gpm of light oil or 90 gpm of oil with a viscosity of up to 1,600 centistokes. Smokeless burning can be achieved in certain cases. The system is designed to be portable, such that the entire system can be broken down into modules and transported in a C-130 aircraft, and each module is light enough to be carried to a remote spill site by a Coast Guard helicopter. The system is self-erecting and is capable of operating safely in hazardous environments and in arctic conditions. The report describes the initial burner selection and the tests that were conducted to determine the burning parameters. The performance test program conducted on the completed prototype system is also described. These tests were successfully completed, with the conclusion that the prototype could be used for operational flaring at this time.
- Civil Engineering
- Combustion and Ignition