Training Courses

Process Flare Fundamentals (FL117)

Designed for:

Engineers, operators, maintenance, safety and training personnel from hydrocarbon and chemical processing plants around the world.

Course Overview:

This one and a half day course provides an introduction to offshore and onshore flare systems.  It will provide an overview to students on how to safely operate their flares, control radiation and flame luminosity, identify operating improvements, and outline the many different flare technologies available and the application each is most suited for.  Students are invited to bring specific operating problems for group discussions.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Discuss flare pilot ignition and monitoring systems
  • Discuss flare noise
  • Discuss flare radiation and how it affects people and equipment
  • Discuss flare emissions and efficiency
  • Discuss how to minimize smoke
  • Describe the major types of flares
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot flares
  • Describe flare gas recovery

Some Topics Covered During the Course Included:

  • History and Purpose of Flares
  • Flare Safety / Operations
  • Radiation
  • Types of Flares
  • Ignition Systems
  • Pilots


Tuition includes Volume 3 of the new John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook.


Location, Dates and Prices:

Luxembourg October 6 – 7, 2016 1,200 € Class Full
Luxembourg October 10 – 11, 2017 1,200 €