Don’t Go Up in Smoke!

When recovering your flash gas with a vapor recovery unit is not a viable option or there is no existing pipeline to sell the gas, you can choose to destroy your hydrocarbons with a vapor combustor safely and economically. Be sure to identify that the combustor you are choosing to control emissions meet the federal, state, and local air quality design and performance standards before moving forward. Now that air quality standards are met, identify the safety features that will protect your assets.
Combustor Safety Features
Below are the main safety components of OTAs enclosed flare combustion unit. These features and more make our combustors the best choice.

    • Withstands up to 2000⁰F
    • Does not melt when maximum heat capacity is exceeded

Flame Sensor

    • Communicates with on-board computer when pilot light is present or not
      • If pilot is out, the computer will activate the auto-igniter and shut off the gas to the pilot


    • Measures the temperature of the hottest part of the flame
      • Indicates that EPA’s minimum heat content is met or exceeded and that the main gas is burning


    • Serves as a backup lighter
      • Ignites main gas when pilot is down
    • Programmed with the main gas stream’s ball-valve and flame thermocouple


    • Controls the flow of the main/waste gas stream.
      • Opens and closes at preset pressure settings
      • Programmed to close if gas fails to ignite after a set predetermined time
      • Programmed to close if high temperature sensor alarms

In-line Enardo

    • Opens and closes according to pressure application and will not vent to the atmosphere.
    • Prevents flame from traveling back into the storage tanks if flame were to bypass the in-line flame arrestor

Flame Arrestor

    • In-line, between the combustor and in-line Enardo
      • 5 minute burn time
      • Prevents flame from traveling down the line into the storage tanks

Feel free to contact your local account manager or our environmental expert at if you have any questions.

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