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I live near several large oil refineries. Every so often, when I drive by, I will see one or more (sometimes as many as 10) tall "chimneys" spewing out balls of flames. It seems to be some form of exhaust, but I have yet to find a definite answer. Are they just burning off excess crude oil? They are fascinating to watch. Sometimes, the flames are huge & light up the night sky! What is the purpose of these flames, and why do they vary in number, size and intensity?
Re: What is the function of the 'Fire Chimneys' at refineries?
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