SOLUTION

The CLEANFlare Flare Stack Monitoring System is an AI-based, computerized image processing platform based on a multi-spectral sensor array offering analytics in both the visual and thermal fields. The solution is both elegant and efficient, offering increased control over smoke stack function, more accurate determinations of unusual cases and improved data points for researching incidence of poor combustion efficiency.

Key features of the solution:

Detects presence of smoke within
3 seconds

Detects lack of flame (cases where flame goes Off )

Live multi-spectral display
of the flame

Autonomous 24/7
monitoring

Redundant 7-year video storage

Seamlessly integrated into enterprise SCADA systems, loop based and secure from cyber interference

Audio-visual alerts

Report generator for easy search of events

Client-server architecture to support multiple users

Autonomous adjustment of steam injection

Autonomous configuration

Full redundancy

CLEANFlare block diagram

No downtime with flare at installation or maintenance

The CLEANFlare system is installed and maintained remotely from the flare (Class I Division 2 per IEC 60079 IEC ) and never requires that the facility shutdown production nor will it cause any disruption in facility operation. Furthermore, the optical sensors can be installed up to 1 mile from the flare stack, so they are not subjected to extreme temperatures, elevated hazard levels nor to the accumulation of soot, thus the system requires little to no maintenance and requires no special permits for installation.

Intelligent Accuracy

CLEANFlare represents a departure from previous iterations of thermal camera and visual analytics solutions. Where earlier solutions rely upon the camera's heat sensors to draw conclusions, CLEANFlare relies on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning technology to understand the flame's behavior and to decide whether the flare emits smoke as well as if it is there at all.

Upon installation, CLEANFlare begins a brief period of autonomous configuration in which the system's image processing module studies the activity, behavior and peculiarities of a flare stack. It learns how a flare should act and behave under a variety of different circumstances and can discern between a healthy flare and an unhealthy flare. The CLEANFlare system is unaffected by either wind or inclement weather, clouds or sun. Since the system is using multispectral imaging technics, as opposed to thermal sensors, CLEANFlare is also unaffected when it is directly in line with the sun and the system continues to generate accurate measurements even when the combustion efficiency of the flare plummets.

Cyber Security

CLEANFlare was designed to work in accordance with a strict, regulated information security paradigm. The system was designed to meet ISO 207001 compliancy.

Water mark on all stored video

Physical protection and tamper sensors on all outdoor sensor cabinets

No data lines are shared with legacy IT systems

Optical isolation between the organization's SCADA system and the CleanFlare system.

Encrypted DB

Firewall protection, VPN from each of the sensors to system core

Access to system's visual feeds and reports are via SSL communication over web services or via dedicated client

User name and password authentication

The CLEANFlare Flare Stack Monitoring System is a revolutionary, AI-based, pilot flame and flare monitoring system designed for use with ground-level, elevated and offshore flare stacks for the oil, natural gas and chemical industries as well as landfills. This remarkably robust and accurate monitoring and control system uses multi-spectral imagers that autonomously, continuously and accurately monitor the health of a flare in real-time and sends control feedback to the production line for flame quality improvement.

Unlike other flare stack monitoring systems, CLEANFlare maintains its heightened levels of accuracy even when the flare is in direct line with the sun or when subjected to high winds and inclement weather. The solution is installed remotely from the flare stack, does not interfere with everyday flare operation, requires little to no maintenance and self-configures so it is extremely efficient and economical.

CONTACT:    Phone: +44 (0) 203 769 0482     Fax: +44 (0) 118 927 2307

Autonomous Real-Time Monitoring

Allow organizations compliance with environmental and safety regulations

Accuracy

Not Effected by Sun, Wind or Inclement Weather

Installed remotely from flair

Reduce energy, oxygen and steam loss

CLEANFlare Flare Stack Monitoring System Solution

CLEANFlare advantage

Real time feedback and control