From our Italian partner DiPietroGroup we received a very nice order for 3 Flare Gas Probes for a refinery in Italy. Two of these ASaP’s inhouse engineered probes are for high dewpoint applications which are completely heated to just above their dewpoints and the remaining is an unheated version for a standard flare gas application. All probes will be executed with ASaP’s helix design probes to eliminate Karman vortex shedding.
Flare gas sampling challenges
The ASaP Flare Gas Probe will ensure that DiPietroGroup’s analyzer system remains protected from unexpected fouling ensuring uninterrupted and trouble-free plant operation.
The most common challenge of flare gas sampling is that nobody knows what the exact composition is at any given time. It is dependent of the operation of the units upstream.
The flaw of most existing probes and sample conditioning systems is that they are designed to specifications which are typical snap-shots of a laboratory analysis and most often not based on excessive conditions when the measurements are needed most.
The special ASaP Flare Gas Probe has been developed taking excessive process conditions into consideration.