According to API Standard 537: Flare Details for Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries, 3rd Edition March 2017, under 4.8 Pilot Ignition System – the pilot ignition system shall be able to reliably ignite the pilot, including at wind speeds of up to 160 km/h (100 mph) under dry conditions and 140 km/h (85 mph) when combined with at least 50 mm/h (2 in./h) of rainfall.

This performance shall be verifiable by type testing in accordance with a documented test protocol and documented results. TCRSB has took the initiatives to built pilot test skid as per API 537 requirements. The witness test has been approved and certified by Bureu Veritas for TCR Pilot Burner model SP-3.0-01 and SPFF-3.0-01.

TCR Pilot Burners were tested with various simulation below:

  • Varying wind speed up to 193 km/h
  • Presence of rain simulation up to 50 mm/h
  • Fuel gas – Propane, LPG and CNG
  • Wind direction – upwind, crosswind and downwind