• High Level Access Specialists

Chimneys & Flare Stacks

PCR have been involved with Chimneys and Flare Stacks since our establishment in 1918 and today see’s us as being one of the UK’s foremost contractors in this field.

Our experience allows for innovative approaches to client’s projects requiring height work and maintenance.

Typical repairs and maintenance include;

  • Renewal of brick linings
  • Rebuilding of concrete windshields
  • Rewelding and overlay of steel linings
  • Concrete repairs and coating of chimney windshields
  • Flare tip renewals

Within our company we employ temporary works designers, appointment persons and project managers, which enable us to undertake Plant shutdowns with a degree of confidence.

In the 1990’s our market research suggested that the Middle East was a good location for future work involving Chimney’s and Flare Stacks and this prediction has been realised with many contracts being won in the likes of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the UAE.

We have recently completed the renewal of 14 flare tips to guyed and demountable flare structures on a 4 week turnaround in KSA, which required  an in depth project management team and a highly motivated workforce.

Flare stack erection


Painting of stacks

Piece meal demolition of concrete stack

Chimney Repair Options

  • Removal of defective brick or sprayed refractory linings
  • Renewal with heat resistant / acid proof interlocking brickwork
  • Removal of defective steel liner by Jacking or Plasma arc piece meal cutting
  • Renewal of steel liners by Jacking or flange sectioned segments
  • Repair of steel liners by over plating or insert plates
  • Relagging all liners is the final operation

Safety Assured

The company has numerous Steeplejacks and IRATA personnel who operate and maintain the access systems and to maintain the workforce we train apprentices through the CITB facility at Bircham Newton.