SimilarA gas flare, alternatively known as a flare stack, is an elevated vertical conveyance found accompanying the presence of oil wells, gas wells, rigs, refineries, chemical plants, natural gas plants, and landfills. They ...act as safety systems for non-waste gas, released via pressure relief valve when needed to ease the strain on equipment. They protect gas processing equipments from being overpressured. Also in case of an emergency situation, the flare system helps burn out the total reserve gas.
My friend at work was talking about her son today: "We were so busy yesterday that Ross never got a chance to go outside after school and play, and today his teacher called and asked if anything had happened, because he was bouncing off the walls at school."