Case Study

Flare Ignition System Upgrade


The flare ignition system on a UK oil and gas installation had not been operational for several years requiring the flare to be ignited locally.

A replacement flare ignition system was to be installed and interfaced with the installation’s Integrated Control and Safety System such that the flare can be ignited remotely from the central control room.

We were engaged to design, specify, test, and commission the modifications to the ICSS.  We were also requested to complete the interface design for the new Flare Ignition panel and to complete overall dynamic commissioning of the system.

Our Scope

Specify the modification in sufficient detail such that all services required to deliver the scope of work can be determined.

Act as the design authority for the project providing technical direction and control, including management of the system supplier.

Responsible for developing the factory acceptance testing and offshore commissioning strategy, including the development of all procedures. 

Responsible for witnessed the factory acceptance testing of the new flare ignition panel.

Act as the commissioning authority, witnessing the  execution of the modifications offshore and acceptance on behalf of the client.


A solution was developed which optimised the loop design to minimise the cabling infrastructure resulting in reduced cost for the client.

The modifications to the ICSS was delivered on time to meet the planned shutdown window, with the scope executed and handed over with no impact to installation operations.


Our consultants are subject matter experts covering all C&I engineering related sub-disciplines
Design & Engineering
Design and engineering of industrial automation systems, including upgrades and modifications, is our speciality
Systems Integration
Our engineers have knowledge and expertise in a range of systems and equipment, which allows us to act as both designer and system integrator
We have extensive Brownfield and Greenfield commissioning experience ranging from delivery of major capital projects through to minor modifications

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