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Flare Stack Refractory Maintenance

Onex received a call that a customer’s flare stack had experienced some erosion and burn out of refractory fiber. The area that had failed and was in need of repair was approximately 20’ up the sidewall of the unit. The flare stack burns off excess gas collected from the nearby waste facility. The 41′ x 11′ unit only runs a few times a year. The original fiber installation was approximately two years ago. Burner flame turbulence was the cause of the failure and as a preventative measure moving forward, Onex sprayed a layer of a proprietary rigidizer that would give the fiber additional fire proofing.  In addition to the original repairs, we were able to identify an issue with the flare’s ignitor. Onex personnel notified the client, preventing a potential safety issue in the future. 

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