Hofstetter BV

Large-scale application


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Type      HOFGAS®- Ready 2500 (2x)
Commissioning      2002
Client      Cleanaway (Pitsea, GB)


The 2.8km2 big Pitsea landfill is located 50km east of London. It takes 2 to 3 years until the process of a landfill releases constantly gas. To compensate the initial unsteadiness, the 2 compact units with high temperature flares have been installed in two stages. A gas-to-energy project is in planning.

  • Conditioning of the gas for the combustion
  • Complete, low emission combustion
  • Adhering to EA regulations
  • Automatic control of two flares simultaneously
  • Readiness to utilise LFG in gensets atlater stag

Two HOFGAS®- Ready 2500 compact units were selected.


  • Each flare with a max. gas flow rate of 2’500 Nm3/h
  • Max. total burner capacity 25MW
  • Regulation range 1 : 5
  • Low emission combustion at 1'000..1’200°C
  • Residence time min. 0.3 sec
  • Plant control via PLC
  • Automatic control of combustion temperature

Client’s Benefits

  • Reduction of landfill gas emissions (proactive environmental protection)
  • High temperature, low emission combustion
  • Low operating costs
  • Easy installation and commissioning
  • Connection for generator sets

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