Hero Flare designs and manufactures flare systems for the production field and gas plants. From simple utility
flares to large air assist flares, Hero Flare supplies solid, well built flares guaranteed to work. No other
company can match our delivery schedule. If you need a well designed flare, and need it fast, Hero Flare is the
right flare supplier for your project.
Review of Existing Flare Systems
EPA Certificate of Compliance
Stop Flare Smoking
Structural Design Calculations Surplus Flares
Utility Flares Utility Flares
are also known as "pipe flares." Utility flares are widely used in light natural gas service.
Emergency flares are often utility flares when a smoke-free flare is not required. Flame
stabilizers improve the combustion efficiency and prevent flame liftoff.
Tank battery flares are often small, utility flare tips mounted on guyed stacks. Larger sizes are
suitable for compressor backup and sales gas flaring. The air assist design provides smoke free
combustion. Hero Flare stocks tank battery flares of common sizes.
Low Flow Flares
Designed for 0 – 200,000 SCFD of wellhead or tank vapors. The Low Flow Flare requires no electricity,
fuel gas or utilities. Solar powered, direct spark ignition system. You provide the support base; we
provide everything else. One week delivery.
Flares Trailer flares for well flowback operate up to 7 MMSCFD with stack heights
of 30-60ft. Trailer flares for pipeline blowdown and maintenance operations use special flare tips
for smoke free combustion of LPG or propylene. Trailer flares can be bumper pull or goose-neck
design. 1-3 weeks typical delivery.
Air Assist Flare -
Blower Smoke free flaring with a low pressure blower. Air assisted flares mix
blower air and flare gas at the flare tip. The low pressure air swirls the flare gas and prevents
smoke formation. Hero air assist flare tips prevent flame liftoff and poor destruction efficiency.
Air assist flares for the production field are 3-5 week delivery. Larger air assist flares for the
plant facilities run 8-12 weeks delivery.
Truck and rail loading terminal use a special type of air assist flare. Air in the truck vapor creates
the potential for flashback. Additional safety precautions are mandatory for safe operation.
Air Assist Flare -
Compressor Smoke free flaring using a high pressure air from a local air
compressor. Compressed air is a slick solution to existing flares that smoke. 5-50 Hp screw
compressors provide pressurized air to prevent smoke at normal operating conditions. High pressure
fuel gas or nitrogen also works. Typical deliveries are 4-6 weeks plus 2 day onsite
Steam Assist Flares If your
facility has a boiler, steam assist flares are the low cost solution to smokeless flaring. Steam
flares are easy to control and offer superior smoke reduction performance compared to air assist
flares. Hero Flare supplies retrofit steam tips for existing flares. 6-8 week typical
Sonic Flares/High Pressure Flares
Flare gas pressure can prevent smoke formation without the use of blower air or fuel gas. The variable
orifice sonic tips are well suited for compressor station emergency flares. Smaller, high pressure
flares work well for production sites.
Low Profile Flares/Multipoint
Keep the flame near grade with a high pressure, low profile flare. These ground level flares reduce the
flame profile and keep surrounding neighbors happy. Great for short term well testing in populated
HES High Energy Spark Ignited
High energy spark ignited pilot firing natural gas or propane fuel. Battery backup control system for
reliable long term ignition. Solar powered or 120VAC. Over 1000 in service. Hands down, the most
reliable flare ignition system made. Meets all EPA regulations for pilot monitoring.
DSI Direct Spark
Igniter Direct ignition of the flare gas with a high energy spark. Solar powered
control system with battery backup. Much better than fence charger spark igniters.
Systems The best retractable system on the market. Tired of stuck pilots in
corroded Unistrut channel? The Hero retraction system will smoothly raise and lower the pilots even
after years of corrosive service. The robust sled is stable in high winds. Pilot retraction systems
eliminate the need for flare ladders and platforms, a considerable cost savings.
Generators Manual flame front generators (FFG) can be added spark ignition systems
as a backup ignition system. Multiple retractable HES pilots are preferred to a flame front
generator, but many older flares still use the FFG as the primary ignition source.