Preprint Technical Note Version 1 This version is not peer-reviewed

New Advances in the Inspection of Flare Stacks

Version 1 : Received: 16 May 2018 / Approved: 17 May 2018 / Online: 17 May 2018 (08:00:41 CEST)

How to cite: Martín Díaz de Espada, C.; Rubio Cintas, M.D. New Advances in the Inspection of Flare Stacks. Preprints 2018, 2018050238 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0238.v1). Martín Díaz de Espada, C.; Rubio Cintas, M.D. New Advances in the Inspection of Flare Stacks. Preprints 2018, 2018050238 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0238.v1).

Abstract

Flare stacks are a key element in the safety of petrochemical and refinery industries; the correct operating conditions thereof must be ensured through a schedule for the periodic reviewing of all parts thereof. Advances in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) in recent years and the application thereof to this field allow reliable, objective information to be obtained. This article describes and groups together the main applicable NDT techniques, analysing their advantages and disadvantages, updated with the new possibilities offered by unmanned aircraft or drones.

Subject Areas

flare stack; non-destructive testing; inspection; guy wires; drones

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