Why Does White Smoke Come Out of Chimneys?
Since the industrial age chimneys typically burned oil, however, smokestacks and boilers, have transitioned to natural gas. What is commonly seen today closer to hot air like white steam rather than black suit.
Why is There a Fire Coming Out From the Top of a Chimney?
Flares are structors built to burn off gases after to process of making certain materials. For example, you may see flares at some landfills burning off methane that is being produced by the landfill.
Yes, over time from either foundation issues or other issues a lean can form in your industrial smokestack
. It often recommends to lower the height of the stack to remove the lean in for example the top 10 foot is leaning then 10 foot can be removed. If the intire structure is leaning demolition may be necessary.
Fly ash is the byproduct of burned oil, fly ash can build up in the bottom of a chimney. If left in the bottom of a stack it can chemical damage the brick or hold water from rain. This water can turn the base of a stack brittle. This is why fly ash should be removed often before it builds up.
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Published January 2023