Flaring is to be minimised. It is a safety mechanism to remove flammable gases from the system. This is important to ensure the safety of a chemical site, in the interest of all employees and local residents.
Flaring is done primarily when starting and stopping the installations, or with major interruptions such as a power failure. Usually, this will be done via ground flares, in order to limit the impact on the surrounding area. INEOS will examine how it can best inform local residents when the large flaring tower must be used.