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Flare Stack Cables

Cabling flare stacks present huge challenges due to the extreme environmental conditions. Many factors need taking into consideration including high temperatures, flame exposure, salt water spray, chemical vapour, extreme UV exposure and high voltages.

FSC Global offer a range of flare stack cables to meet these demands including:


Flare Ignition Cables 

Ignition voltage options range between 4kV-25kV and utilise a wide range of high performance materials including mica glass and fluoropolymers to meet temperature and ignition peak demands.

Most designs are single conductor, additional electrical screens can be incorprated to prevent electrical interference corrupting other data monitoring on the stack. For increased safety two conductor versions can be produced incorporating an exciter wire and clean earth return. Where mechanical damage is a risk stainless steel braids can be applied to armour the cable whilst maintaining flexibility. When temperatures exceed +260 oC Inconel ® sheathed cables can be supplied.

To obtain a quote for the ignition cable you require, please send us a specification or supply us the following information:

- Conductor size & stranding
- Voltage rating
- Screening required
- Armour/mechanical protection 
- Operating temperature
- Wet or dry environment
- Quantity required
- Date required

Please provide us with a brief description of the application and environment.


Thermocouple Cables

Temperature control plays an important function in controlling flare emissions so accurate data feedback is essential. Thermocouple cables are used to carry the data from the probe to the monitoring point. Whilst Kx thermocouple cables remain most popular for this application there are many other types available. To meet the demands of this specialist application the cables can be designed using fluoropolymer insulation and sheathing for high temperature applications up to +260 oC. When Low Smoke Halogen Free properties are required or there is risk of MUD contamination the cables can be supplied with NEK 606 sheathing. Braid armoured options are also available.

For highly aggressive applications and temperature ranges above +260 oC Inconel ®sheathed thermocouple cables can be supplied.


Data & Bus Flow Meter Cables

Data and Bus protocols including RS-485, Cat 5E & Cat 6, Profibus, Fieldbus and Modbus commonly found in onshore applications are now being used by the offshore industry for process control and data transfer. Due to extreme environments the cables are often required with enhanced performance.The FSC Global range of data and bus cables are available with mechanical armouring and chemical/MUD resistant jackets to NEK 606. Most versions are available with Lloyds or DNV approval. Fluoropolymer versions are also available for high temperature applications.

Call us now to discuss your requirements.

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Part No.Cores x AWGCores x mm²Pairs x mm²DescriptionInsulation TypeScreenTemperature RatingColourSheath MaterialWeight Kg/Km
Flare Stack Thermocouple Cables
S0000350  2 x 2 x 1.0Type KX, PTFE Insulation, Aluminium Foil & Drain Wire, PTFE, Stainless Steel Braid Armour, PTFE Sheath 300vPTFECAT-65°C to +260°CGreenPTFE211.00
Flare Stack Power & Control
S00005393 x 14  SPCu, PTFE Insulation, Tcu Braid Screen, PTFE, Stainless Steel Braid Armour 600vPTFETCWB-65°C to +260°C PTFE164.00
S0000392 3 x 2.5 NiCu, PTFE Insulation, PTFE, Stainless Steel Braid Armour, PTFE Sheath 0.6/1kVPTFE -50°C to +300°CBlackPTFE378.00
S0000402 5 x 2.5 NiCu, PTFE Insulation, PTFE, Stainless Steel Braid Armour, PTFE Sheath 0.6/1kVPTFE -50°C to +300°CBlackPTFE481.00
S0000393 3 x 4.0 Tcu, Si Insulation, Si & Glass Tape, Galvanised Steel Wire Braid, Si Sheath 0.6/1kVSilicone -30°C to +180°CBlackSilicone489.00
Flare Stack Ignition Cables
S0000353 1 x 3.0 NiCu, PTFE Insulation x 2, NiCu Braid Screen, PTFE, Stainless Steel Braid Armour, PTFE Sheath 10kVPTFENCWB-65°C to +260°CRedPTFE181.00
S00005421 x 17.5  NiCu, Magnesium Oxide Mineral Powder, Inconel 600 Metal Sheath 4kVMgO -65°C to +815°CSilverInconel 600110.00
S00005282 x 17.5  NiCu, Magnesium Oxide Mineral Powder, Inconel 600 Metal Sheath 4kVMgO -65°C to +815°CSilverInconel 600121.00