Marine flare expected to produce some smoke
COMMISSIONING of Train 1 of the Santos GLNG plant is continuing; with the drying out and subsequent cooling down of the liquefaction units.
This moves the plant closer to producing LNG. During this stage of commissioning and subsequent ship loading there will be a second smaller flare noticeable - the marine flare.
Located near GLNG's jetty, the flare is designed to manage and flare LNG vapours generated during this stage.
It could produce some smoke as systems are brought into service.
When this stage is complete, the marine flare will return to its normal operation, which may include occasional periods of increased flaring.
According to the company, flaring is an integral part of the plant's operational and safety management systems.
"We monitor and manage air quality emissions in accordance with the Environmental Authority," a GLNG statement read.
For more information regarding air quality view the Queensland Government's monitoring results for the Gladstone region at http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/air/data/search.