The application of flares to FPSOs, and indeed other forms of floating production units presents the designer with a number of unique constraints which can be resolved by the use of proven solutions, some readily recognisable, some novel. These constraints fall into 2 broad categories: process, eg radiation and noise on a low level super structure and mechanical, eg deck loadings from the flare structure induced by vessel motion and weight. There is also the added element that a flare is a fire, and fire induces various human emotions; the extremes of which are fear and comfort. Loading hose handlers operating under the flare may feel fear should something go wrong with the flare, while an operator may feel comfort that the process is working well when the flare is running steadily. With a well designed flare system, a collaboration between topsides designer and flare supplier, the various constraints can reasonable, if not always easily, accommodated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • FPSO World Congress and Technology Exhibition '95; 11-13 Oct 1995; Aberdeen, UK. Pprs. Publ by OCS Technology Group, UK; ISBN 0906-314-55-24 [8 p]
  • Authors:
    • Watts, P C
    • Swann, S M
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Flares
  • Old TRIS Terms: Fpsos
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM