KGP DOMGAS Flare Tip Replacement

AEC was engaged by Woodside to formulate a new lifting procedure to facilitate the changeout of the flare tips on the Karratha Gas Plant Domgas Emergency flare tower. The flare tower was designed in 1983, however, the original procedures did not meet current Woodside requirements. Additionally, some of the existing padeyes and sheaves were under-capacity and the padeyes had been bent. AEC carried out detailed site inspections in all accessible areas to determine the structure’s condition and calculate the weight of the flare tower sections to be lifted. During the site inspection, AEC identified a simpler method for canting the flare riser sections, leading to time savings on site and better control of the lifting operation.

The replacement of the first of the two Domgas Flare tips was successfully completed in late 2016, whilst the second Domgas flare tower has also been laid down for the cyclone season.

For more information on the Woodside KGP Domgas Flare Tip Replacement Project please visit our Case Study.