Flare Aerial Inspection Survey

Aerial Inspection

Preparing for an Aerial Inspection

Remote Flare Tip Inspection / Helicopter FlareTip Inspection.

Operators are finding it beneficial to undertake an aerial flare survey approximately 6 months prior to a planned shutdown (TAR). This allows enough time to prepare for the actual work-scope required.

Some operators also use our Flare services once a month to gauge flare deterioration rates, on problematic installations (Remote Flare condition monitoring).

What you receive

Following our pre-flight brief with the photographer, in which we request specific areas to be covered, we also pass on any client requests. These may be to get a few shots of the flare support structure, flare deck covering or flaredeck panels.
The following is provided:

  • A set of Quality Photographs taken by a professional photographer (typically 20 – 25 photographs).
  • If requested, the photographs can also be supplied digitally by CD, or in situations where photographs are required on an urgent basis selected photographs can be emailed.
  • If required Argo Flares can also provide a detailed report on the condition of the flares, highlighting any possible areas of concern, along with likely consequences of any failure mode.

What is required

  • Two return seats on a scheduled crew change flight (one for the photographer and one for the additional cabin crew to allow the aircraft to fly with its door open).
  • An additional ½ hr between crew change-over for the flight (typical time required for a simple installation).

Please download our offshore flare inspection brochure or contact us for additional information and an initial estimate of the costs and logistics of looking after your flare system.