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Welker Brings Increased Safety and User-Friendliness to Odorization With SafeBurn™ Launch

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Burn Off Odorant Vapors and Blanket Gases Without Burning Yourself

Sugar Land, Texas – 21 September 2021 – Welker, Inc. today expands its portfolio of odorization systems and accessories to include the SafeBurn™ Odorant Flare. Rooted in Welker’s commitment to creative, quality solutions, the SafeBurn™ was engineered to be safe, portable, and easy to use.

Mercaptan is an odorant added to natural gas pipelines to ensure that natural gas, which is naturally colorless and odorless, is readily detectable by a person with a normal sense of smell. Because the distinctive smell of odorant is what alerts the public to natural gas leaks, odorant vapors and blanket gases are flared prior to maintenance or decommissioning to prevent leak calls.

The experience of technicians who service odorization systems heavily influenced the design of the SafeBurn™. Knowing they often keep a ground flare in their service vehicles to burn off odorant vapors, Welker mounted its flare on a two-wheel hand truck so a single technician could easily navigate it on and off his vehicle and across the job site. To help keep technicians safe before, during, and after flaring, Welker included superior safety features in its design: an auto igniter for easy pilot ignition, a shroud to protect against burns, and a flare gas check valve to prevent the flame from backing up into the tank or pipeline.

“We saw a need in the industry for a small flare for relieving pressure in odorant tanks, as well as small sections of pipeline,” said Steve Sams, PE, Welker’s Director of Business – Odorization. “We believed that it needed to be easily portable but also have better safety features than what is currently available in the market. We were able to achieve both those goals with this design and feel like it meets a real need.”

To learn more, please contact Welker, Inc. at sales@welker.com or 281-491-2331.

At Welker, Inc., we’ve been manufacturing ideas since 1954. A world-class manufacturer based in Sugar Land, Texas, USA, Welker is a proven leader in sampling equipment and smart odorization systems. As evidenced by its more than 80 patents and numerous “Welker Original” solutions, such as the CleanFlow™ Instrument Grade Natural Gas Conditioning Systems, Welker values innovation. That’s why the company is evolving with the energy industry by providing decarbonization solutions, like its hydrogen injection system for blending applications, and why Welker is eager to be your go-to manufacturer to bring your ideas to life. Learn more at https://welker.com/.

For additional information, contact Marketing Manager Katrina Catral at 281-207-2018 or katrina.catral@welker.com.

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