Primetake is an internationally recognised supplier of gas flare equipment to the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry. Our products are used at sites around the globe, with a particularly prolific concentration used on oil rigs within the North Sea, offering drilling crews a reliable ignition method, should primary ignition mechanisms fail.
Unlike shotgun flare and signal flare methods, Primetake’s 12 gauge gas flare ignition cartridges are less dependent on the user’s abilities. The operational consistency guaranteed by these cartridges has allowed Primetake to develop long-standing relationships with clients working within the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry who seek to minimise costly downtime.
To meet increasingly stringent environmental controls, the recycling of gas has become a growing requirement of gas flare system operations. Contemporary methods have moved towards a cold flaring approach in which flare gas is recovered and recycled, reducing emissions and contributing towards the environmentally-conscious target of ‘Zero Flaring’.
Primetake’s technical team has successfully worked in partnership with GBA Flare Systems to develop an innovative pyrotechnic-based primary ignition system, combining our pyrotechnic expertise with their gas flare system knowledge. The StarBurst cartridge is a sub-calibre projectile with a sparkling tail of incandescent particles which ignites the gas flare stack. The pellet’s trajectory is controlled by an enclosed guide tube. When the gas flare ignition cartridge exits the tube and connects with the impact plate, multiple incendiary sparks ignite the flare gas jet. Casings are collected for safe disposal and, as a safety precaution, in the unlikely event that the system malfunctions, cartridges become inert in under 5 seconds and cannot be lit.
Primetake’s solutions mitigate the multiple risks presented by firearms methods, lessen the negative environmental impact of traditional continuously burning gas pilots, and offer increased consistency and reliability with minimal staff training.