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Flare Header versus Flare Stack

asked Sep 22, 2015 in Engineering by rbidong (880 points)
How would one describe the Flare Header and Flare Stack?

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answered Sep 24, 2015 by TPham (5,010 points)

Flare Header: The line from the pressure relief valves or vapor depressuring valves to the flare knockout drum and from the knockout drum to the flare stack.

Flare Stack: A pipe that transfers discharged vapor from the flare header to a safe, elevated location for burning at a flare tip.

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