Frequently Asked Questions

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Do flares need lifting lugs?

As a rule Argo Flares recommend that flare tips are not fitted with lifting lugs. New flares may be installed using lifting lugs, however due to the high potential of damage whilst in service, it is always strongly recommended that “Flare Tip Lifting Lugs are NOT used once a flare that has seen service”. Once […]

When Inspecting a Flare Deck, what should we pay attention to?

What to look for in a Flare Deck CVI When access is made to inspect a flare tip this is an ideal opportunity to visually inspect the tower, flare deck, flare risers and utility lines etc. Removable handrails fare better, these can be stored at the rear of the flare deck or on the platform […]

What makes a helicopter suitable for Flyby inspections ?

Whether a helicopter is suitable or not depends largely on the type of doors fitted. Shooting through the windows is a waste of time. Sliding doors are ideal, but car type doors (S76) or airstair doors ( S92 ) are a problem. All the non SAR Sikorsky S92’s in the North Sea have “airstair” doors […]

Do you use any other inspection equipment besides the camera for inspection?

The Photographer and his HD camera(s), lenses etc.. is all that is generally used, and our photographer will bring all the required equipment. However; if required, a short Video can be made, which can be helpful if the client believes he has an unusual flame pattern etc.. I would guess that 25-40% of our clients […]

This 20-30 min flight, will it cover only one flare Inspection?

20-30 minutes is typical for 1 offshore flare deck, with 1 – 3 flares on it. Our photographer will photograph all the flares from one side, and then move the aircraft around the flare taking shots of all the flares as he moves round. More than one installation would obviously increase the time.