Innovative load transfer system to modify flares
BE the Solution
First, the team analyzed the derrick structures, which are made of light gauge steel members. Two of the derricks could support the flare with the addition of some additional reinforcement. The other three either didn’t have sufficient capacity due to design and deterioration. We devised an alternative support system comprised of prefabricated sections and temporary mat foundations instead of permanent concrete foundations. Brindley developed an innovative load-transfer method utilizing a unique synchronized jacking system to safely remove the sections of the flares. All five flares were executed without any issues.