In preparation for the extended shutdown of Limetree Bay’s refinery, the company announced plans to begin testing the flare this weekend.
In a news release issued Saturday the company said it completed repair work on Flare No. 8 and expects to begin pre-startup testing of the flare on Saturday, following an EPA-approved procedure.
This testing includes lighting multiple pilots on the flare, Limetree said, and during this process, a small flame may be visible at the tip of the flare. The company said testing is necessary as flaring is a normal part of the process to safely remove oil and gases from the refinery in preparation for the extended shutdown period.
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