We Specialize in Utility Flares and Engineered Smokeless
HERO Flare offers flares ranging from our standard "in-stock" utility flares which are ready for immediate
shipment to large custom engineered flare systems to meet your specific operating conditions. Whether you are
looking for a conventional utility flare or smokeless flare systems, we have the technology needed for your
The HERO team is dedicated to providing our customers with reliable flare equipment at extremley competitive
prices. We take pride in being the leading flare supplier in the industry that our customers can count on to meet
the fastest delivery cycles when you need to keep your project schedule ontrack.
Product Selection Guide
Utility Flares Utility flares are widely used
in natural gas service and emergency release
applications when smoke-free is not required. Typical flow rates range from 1 to 60
MMSCFD. Our design utilizes stabilizers to improve the combustion efficiency and prevent
Tank Battery Flares (TBF) are designed to destruct tank vapors and waste gas
streams coming off the high pressure seperature. These flares are economical and
reliable. HERO stocks TBF designed to flow up to 3 MMSCFD. Larger flow
rates are available and typically ships within 4 weeks.
Low Flow / Tank Vapor
Ideal for applications (i.e. tank battery sites, small wellheads) were electric and pilot
gas are not available. The Low Flow Flare requires no electricity and no
pilot fuel gas. The ignition system is battery / solar powered and uses a direct spark ignition
probe to ignite the flare. This system is the most economical flare on the market and are in
Trailer Flares / Skid Mounted
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. Smaller portable skid mounted units are available to
flow up to 250,000 SCFD. These systems are typically in stock.
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
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
High Pressure Air or Gas
Assist Flare 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
Sonic Flares/High Pressure
Flare gas pressure can prevent smoke formation without the use of blower air or fuel gas. Sonic
flares are used when flare gas pressures in excesss of 20 to 30 psig are available. Both
elevated and ground flares utilize this technology.
Scrubbers / KO Drum
Flare Knockout Drums /
Scrubbers Protect your flare gas system from liquid droplets in the waste gas
stream that can destroy your flare as well as produce a hazardous situation by having burning
droplets rain from the flare if the liquid is not properly removed.
Pilot Ignition Systems
Flare Pilot Ignition Systems
Hero offers a variety of pilot ignition systems. Our standard systems are designed to operate
on propane, natural gas or wellhead gas. The ignition panel can be supplied to operate on
110VAC or battery / solar powered. We offer pilot systems that meet all EPA regulations
for pilot monitoring.
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.