FPSOs are floating production storage offloading units. The Wittig Industrial Systems engineers have just produced, delivered and successfully installed a customized offshore VOCR gas compressor in the North Sea.
Flaring is a contributor to the worldwide anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide. Improperly operated flares may emit methane and other volatile organic compounds as well as sulfur dioxide and other sulfur compounds, which are known to exacerbate asthma and other respiratory problems. Other emissions from improperly operated flares may include aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene, xylene) and benzapyrene, which are known to be carcinogenic.