NT1890 : Flaring, Mossmorran

taken 13 years ago, 3 km from Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland

Flaring, Mossmorran
Flaring, Mossmorran
The flare stack at the Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran. Sometimes it is necessary to flush gases from the works and these flammable gases are disposed of through flaring. The hydrocarbons are mixed with steam to reduce the noise which is still very loud.
(Ethylene is known in schools by its IUPAC name - ethene)

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1883 9003 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:5.7679N 3:18.3780W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1909 8967
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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