Flare metering

Flare stacks can be found in every refinery as an integral part of the safety and waste gas system as they allow controlled venting for large volumes of combustible components during upset conditions. By their nature, pressure, volume flow, and composition of flare gases can change considerably in short periods of time. Modern ultrasonic gas flow meters are able to tackle this challenge with a broad dynamic range covering low-flow conditions as well as gas velocities beyond 120 m/s. Also, these flow meters can measure steam and natural gas.

  • Following product families can be used
    • High-resolution measurement and short response time
    • Innovative sensor design for very high gas velocities and gas temperatures up to 280 °C
    • Optimal signal transmission even under atmospheric pressure
    • Detached installation of the control unit up to 1,000 m away
    • Single and multi-path configuration, opt. Probe version
    • Zero point test in the field according to factory standard
    • Control cycle for automatic self-diagnosis / signal optimization
    Reliable gas flow measurement on flare stacks in petroleum refineries, chemical plants and natural gas processing with SICK ultrasonic gas flow meters.
    • Reliable measurement even at high gas velocities and with changing gas compositions
    • Proprietary measuring range extension for high flow velocities thanks to ASC technology
    • Direct mass flow calculation without additional gas analyzers
    • Intuitive FLOWgateTM software for commissioning, operation and diagnostics
    • I-diagnosticsTM: self monitoring, self testing and predictive maintenance
    • Customized measurement performance thanks to individual evaluation of the application