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FlareTech Retractable Pilots: See Why They Are The Best

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FlareTech is known to have one of the best retractable pilot systems on the market. We are continually retrofitting our competitors’ flare stacks with our systems. No matter the style or size of the flare, we can find a solution for your pilot system.

A pilot is a continuous source of waste gas ignition; it is always on to ensure the waste gas is ignited as it leaves the flare tip. The pilot flame serves to light the waste gas stream exiting the flare. To ensure the pilot gives you years of trouble free service we recommend a clean fuel gas supply or propane.

FlareTech Retractable Pilots are constructed from 316 Stainless Steel; with a standard 10’ overall length and optional 15′ overall length. FlareTech ensures that the pilots monitoring & ignition system are kept out of the damaging heat from the flare stack. The pilot nozzles are 310 Stainless Steel, with a threaded connection to the body of the pilot, making replacement of the nozzles much easier.

FlareTech’s pilots are designed to be as efficient as possible, with a fuel consumption of only 22 SCFH of natural gas. The pilot leg design ensures there are no hang up issues while raising or lowering the pilot.  This makes retracting a Pilot / Pilot Ignition system a simple process and makes any down-the-road maintenance easily completed while the plant remains operational. This feature alone has saved countless petroleum companies millions of dollars in lost production.

All pilots are capable of operating on propane. Upon request, pilots are supplied with a propane orifice that reduces fuel consumption; our standard orifices will operate on propane or natural gas, however the orifice change optimizes fuel consumption & pilot flame stability. Pilots with a propane orifice utilize only 7.5 SCFH of propane.

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FlareTech offers two pilots as our standard pilots; FT-RP3 AND FT-RPX

We can provide onsite and remote support for installation & commissioning of all our equipment. We also provide regularly scheduled maintenance and inspection services to catch minor problems before they develop into larger, more costly issues.

Our manufacturing facility is fully certified to CWB, ABSA, ISO 9001, ACSA and COR requirements, and our design team is licensed to provide professional engineering services for various jurisdictions. We are committed to building trust with our clients, supporting them through the entire life cycle of our equipment.

Contact us at (403) 742-2212 or [email protected] to discuss your flaring system needs.

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