16.15 hrs – Thursday 14th February 2013.

We are about to start up our debutanizer unit, this will result in a small amount of light elevated flaring for approx. 4 – 6 hours. This is a routine operation after we have been shutdown.

Admin Note: Posted on behalf of ExxonMobil. Quote below provided by wiseGEEK

What is a Debutanizer Unit?

A debutanizer is a type of fractional distillation column used to separate butane from natural gas during the refining process. Distillation is the process of heating a liquid to vapor and condensing the vapors back to liquid in order to separate or purify the liquid.

To view a fuller description which is easy to read and understand, please visit: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-debutanizer.htm

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