Complex Flaring Management

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LCT's Production Overview

Naphtha is purchased around the world and stored in the storage tanks. It is then cracked to produce Ethylene (C2) and Propylene (C3) which will be further processed / polymerised to become Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) products. Plastic manufacturers will use the PE & PP products as raw material to produce consumer products for our daily life usage.

Safe Monitoring and Managing Flaring

Lotte Chemical Titan (LCT) will at all times, comply with established guidelines to promptly inform our neighbouring industries and Government agencies such as the Department of Environment (DOE) and Majlis Bandaraya Pasir Gudang (MBPG). In line with our Corporate Social Responsibility Vision “Grow with Society”, LCT is fully committed in ensuring that our plant operations run safely and minimise the occurrence of flaring.

Why Flaring is Important?

Flare stacks are used as a safety device to safely burn off the excess gases in a controlled manner. Flaring normally occurs during start-up / shut-down of the facilities for maintenance or during plant upset. However, the hydrocarbon will be fully burned off with steam atomization for complete combustion.

How does Flaring Works?

The excess gases combined with air will safely burn off to produce water vapour and carbon dioxide similar to home cooking stove. During Flaring, it is normal to have rumbling noise where steam is injected to the flare system. Steam is usually added to increase turbulence in the gas flow and increases air intake to achieve complete combustion and smokeless flaring. In case of insufficient steam, black smoke will occur due to incomplete combustion and formation of carbon soot. Carbon soot is not harmful and it is quite similar to kettle soot at our home.

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