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Process Flares (FL102)

Designed for:

Engineers, operators, maintenance, safety and training personnel from hydrocarbon and chemical processing plants.

Course Overview:

This course provides an introduction to the selection, operation and maintenance of offshore and onshore flare systems. It outlines the many different flare technologies available and the type of application each is most suited for. It will help the attendee understand how to control smoke, noise, radiation and flame luminosity. Attendees will also learn how to accurately evaluate the economics of replacements and retrofits. Students are invited to bring specific operating problems for one-on-one discussion with an Institute instructor or for discussion with a group of peers who have experienced similar situations at their facilities. Students will see flare demonstrations in a world-class flare test facility.

Some Topics Covered During the Course Included:

  • Types of Flares
  • Flare Safety
  • Noise
  • Emissions
  • Stack Design
  • Flare Selection
  • Flare Upgrades
  • Flare Gas Recovery Systems
  • Flare Pilots
  • Thermal Radiation
  • Efficiency
  • Smoke Control
  • Flare Demonstrations


This course is eligible for 2.1 CEUs.

Course Flyer

Course Name Location Date Cost

Process Flares (FL102)
Internal KES Employees Only

Tulsa, OK
June 3-5, 2024
Tulsa, OK
September 23 - 25, 2024