Are You Efficiently Controlling Your Flare Combustion?

Sponsored by: Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Focused on:

  • Flare
  • Flare Gas
  • Refinery
  • Downstream
  • Oil And Gas

Date: 10 April


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Optimize the Performance of your Entire Flare System

The flare gas system is used to safely release toxic gases from a plant by burning it. It is designed to protect people, environment and the refinery. Part of normal operation in most flares is to use methane as a sweep gas after the liquid seal. Recent environmental concerns have prompted many organizations and countries to seek to reduce methane emissions, some of which include those coming from the stack. It is critical to ensure the methane is properly combusted and the flare system maintains a high combustion efficiency even when process upsets send flare gas to the flare tip.

Measuring flare gas flow allows companies to; comply with regulatory standards, improve plant efficiency and reduce wasted gas. This webinar will provide an overview of the growing support from oil and gas companies and the most recent refinery regulations. It will dive into the technical methods around flare stack monitoring and review how using advanced process control software can enable companies to remain compliant.

Panametrics' technical experts will discuss using predictive modelling, the patent pending steam control algorithm by drawing correlations between the flare flow conditions in the system. The flare.IQ technology and how it can overcome the latency associated with heating value (BTU) measurement. flare.IQ is fully equipped with all the software to meet regulatory compliance, eliminating the need for software development.

Lastly, we will touch upon specific services for regulatory environments, for non-regulatory environments and hot tap assistance. Register today to learn more or contact our technical experts for questions.

Presented by

Dan Johnson,

Global Product Line Leader

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Joined Panametrics 5 years ago as a Commercial Applications Engineer specializing in flare flow meter design while also working with customers on flare system optimization and regulatory compliance. Currently leading Gas & Moisture, flare.IQ, and Digital Strategy for the Panametrics product line.

Chris Frail,

Marketing Director

Chris join Panametrics in 1997 as an applications engineer, and during the past 20+ years has served in several roles, most recently as Sr. Engineering Manager for the flow meters, gas analyzers and moisture analyzers. With over 20 years of experience with ultrasonic flow measurement, he is a subject matter expert on this technology and its usage in several flow applications, including flare measurement for mass balance of plant, and more recently for dynamic control of assist systems to reduce to amount of emissions a flare may release into the atmosphere, being appointed in 2018 as Marketing Director for the full portfolio.

Tom Stonehouse,

Director of Services and Solutions

Tom has BS and MS Engineering degrees from Northeastern University and Georgia Institute of Technology. He has 15 years of experience in GE, now BHGE, leading technology and product teams. Currently he is responsible for leading the BHGE Panametrics Services & Solutions business.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Why measure flare gas flow
  • How to control the combustion efficiency of a flare
  • How to reduce cost, risk and implementation time of your flare system
  • Complying on to the RSR 63.670 regulation: from the flare system to verifications and project management
  • Rationale for methane guiding principles
  • The benefits of flare measurement outside regulated markets
  • Recommended practices for maintaining a Flare Flow Meter System


  • Environmental/HSE (EHS) Leaders
  • Tech specialists on process and control
  • Plant Managers