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S&SE Adds Flaring Abatement Technology

LONG BEACH, CA | Ship & Shore Environmental (S&SE) a pollution abatement firm, will expand its services to supply equipment, installation, and startup on flaring services. The company’s technology is said to reduce gas emissions in a safe and controlled environment while increasing operational efficiency and minimizing harmful environmental impacts.

"Flaring has proven to be an effective technology for the disposing of gases that cannot be used otherwise,” says Anoosheh Oskouian, CEO of Ship & Shore Environmental. “Different flaring techniques are utilized in the industry, depending on the local environmental regulations, site requirements, and process needs. We are receiving an increase in the amount of current and potential clients who are seeking advice on selecting the proper flare equipment and services that will be safest for the environment. With our various technologies, they are able to meet the most stringent site-specific requirements while complying with strict environmental standards."

Anu Vij, COO of Ship & Shore Environmental, adds, "Flaring is done by burning off the gases or liquid into the atmosphere. Burning a gas/liquid into the atmosphere can be environmentally friendly if done properly. It is often carried out for safety reasons. The gases/liquids to be combusted are usually rich in heat content and can self-sustain the combustion without the need for additional external combustion gas. Flare technologies offer tradeoffs between equipment cost, operating expenses, design complexity, and process requirements."

According to the company, before a flare type is selected, it is important to understand the environmental regulations in a given geographic area and the impact on the process. Improper flare applications can lead to poor performance and also negative environmental impacts, which can result in significant cost and legal implications. S&SE says it provides the latest technology to avoid such impacts to the environment.

The primary safety concern for flares is thermal radiation, company explains, and special consideration must be given to thermal radiation for flares that are located close to the boundaries of chemical manufacturing sites. Safety regulations are followed by S&SE plant operations to ensure flares are operated in safe zones in a safe manner. Often this is accomplished by increasing the flare height or putting restrictions across the area as a low-access area. Enclosing the flares is another way of limiting radiation in plants that have limited area for use.

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