burner fuel flow Articles

  • Are GAS-FIRED Burner Technologies Really The Best Choice for ISTR Cleanups?

    Its an exciting time. In-Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) shows great promise and has proven to be an extremely effective method for cleaning a wide range of Contaminants of Concern (COC’s) at contaminated sites. Most recently, gas-fired soil heating technologies are entering the market with promises of much cheaper natural gas heating, faster setup and heating times, less heaters required ...


    By Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc.

  • Combustion Of Heavy Fuels And Liquid Wastes

    This paper describes the design and operating conditions of liquid and gas combustors for heavy fuels and liquid wastes. Lower fuel prices can be achieved by switching from light oil to heavy ones, or combining with unconventional waste fuels. Unconventional waste fuels such as energetic off gases and organic liquid waste require especially designed combustion equipment like a special combustor ...

  • Applications guide to mass flow measurement in the power industry

    Precise, timely measurement of air, fuel, and gases is one way today's utilities can take action to protect themselves against rising costs and comply with increasingly stringent environmental requirements. Sierra thermal mass flow meters and control systems are designed expressly to fill these needs. They can make utilities more cost-effective in a variety of applications: Real-Time Fuel Line ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Vortex structure and heat transfer in a diffusion combustion field with circulating flow

    A numerical study was performed to examine the vortical structures for combusting flow from a two-dimensional bluff-body slot burner in the transitional recirculating flow. The numerical results support the flow visualisation results for C3H8 combustion by Chin and Tankin [Chin, L.P. and Tankin, R.S. (1991) 'Vortical structures in a 2-d vertical bluff-body burner', Combustion Science and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tuning Your Boiler for Fuel Savings – Out with the Old in with the New Technology

    The USA has about 811,000 MW of installed generation and over 52% of our Electric power is produced by aging coal fired power plants. The average utility boiler furnace was designed about 30-40 years ago. According to DOE records, the average boiler in 1974 was fired with 80% bituminous coal. Now, western PRB coal is much more prevalent and represents about 50% of total coal ...

  • Pollution reduction from flares by swirl vanes in a cross-flow

    The effect of swirl on the performance of a flare stack was experimentally investigated as a passive control technique for combustion in a cross-flow. The burner comprised a circular fuel nozzle with a co-annular airflow, swirled by a concentric vane swirler, with a crosswind of air at the flare tip. It was found that the flames issuing from swirl-vane flare tip were shorter and had wider flame ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level - Standards Underpin Extraction, Processing and Distribution

    To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping into a natural resource and distributing it to customers. Of course the matter of extraction is rarely simple, and in the case of emergent hydraulic fracturing technology, it is particularly complex and capital-intensive. In fact, the world of petroleum and natural gas extraction, distribution ...


    By ASTM International

  • Intermediate Reynolds/Peclet number, flat plate boundary layer flows over catalytic surfaces for micro-combustion applications

    The reactive, flat plate boundary layer flow of close-tostoichiometric, methaneair mixtures over small size Pt plates is studied experimentally for intermediate Reynolds and Peclet numbers which pertain to micro-combustion applications. The surface temperature was measured with infrared thermography and correlated to reactant concentration profiles acquired with line-Raman imaging. Three phases ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • APPLICATION OF H-VARB TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE COAL FLOW BALANCE AT NANTICOKE GENERATING STATION

    ABSTRACT The power generation industry is constantly challenged with the need to improve the emissions and heat rate performance of their assets. In the case of pulverized coal fired units, poor fuel balance at the burners is a relatively common issue that impedes efforts for combustion optimisation. The problem of fuel imbalance is particularly acute on units that employ splitting devices ...


  • New Boliden Rönnskär Zinc Furnace - Case Study

    Rönnskär plant NEW BOLIDEN is the third largest copper metals supplier in Europe and handles all process stages from mining via smelting until recycling for copper, zinc and other valuable metals. The Rönnskär plant located in Skelleftehamn in northern Sweden houses one of the largest copper smelters of its kind in the world. Beside copper zinc, clinker, lead and precious ...

  • Saving waste in the boiler house

    Burner technology has improved greatly in recent years. Older Burners had a series of cams and levers that were calibrated to provide specific amounts of air for a particular rate of firing. Being mechanical items, these wore and sometimes required calibration. They, therefore, had to be regularly serviced and calibrated. Generally, new burners use frequency controlled motors and cams to open air ...


    By EBE Engineering Ltd.

  • Gas Fired Oven

      INDUSTRIAL GAS FIRED OVEN   CONSTRUCTION An industrial Gas Fired Oven is typically of steel construction, comprised of inner and outer shells of sheet steel panels, separated by 4” thick, 6 lb/ft3 density mineral wool insulation.  The panels are constructed as to minimize metal-to-metal contact between inner and outer shells and reduce heat flow from ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Thermal Oxidizer

    THERMAL OXIDIZER   PRINCIPLE OF COMBUSTION The primary function of the Thermal Oxidizer is to destroy the contaminants in the exhaust coming out of a process.  The operation of the Thermal Oxidizer is based on the principle of combustion.  The process of combustion is the most commonly used method to control emissions of organic compounds. ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Trailer Mounted Afterburner for Soil Remediation

    The Problem A major Vapor & Odor Control company needed a portable solution to clean the soil leftover at old fuel stations. The Process Soil Remediation Afterburners & Oxidizers are manufactured to treat soil containing contaminates such as petroleum hydrocarbons, with diesel oil, gasoline, aromatic hydrocarbons, solvents and many other ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • LaCygne - GSG™ Graduated Straightening Grid Performance

    KCP&L’s LaCygne Generating Station provides 1,532 MW of peak power to customers from the site south of Kansas City. LaCygne Unit 1 is an 815 MW B&W cyclone boiler with Over-Fire Air (OFA) and SCR NOx controls, and the second oldest WFGD installation in the country. LaCygne Unit 2 is a 717 MW B&W PC boiler with Low NOx Burners (LNB), OFA, and ESP particulate control. ...


    By Fuel Tech, Inc.

  • Soil remediation system - Trailer mounted portable afterburner

    The Problem A major Vapor & Odor Control company needed a portable solution to clean the soil leftover at old fuel stations. portable afterburner The Process Soil Remediation Afterburners & Oxidizers are manufactured to treat soil containing contaminates such as petroleum hydrocarbons, with diesel oil, gasoline, ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • NOx in Non-Utility Industries - Part II - Control options and monitoring methodology

     This the second in a two-part series. Part I, which appeared in our June 2001 issue focuses on air emission origins of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in non-utility industries. Choice of the NOx control technology is dependent on many factors, including regulatory requirements, technical feasibility, cost and public perception. Figure 1, compiled based on publications [1-5], presents a summary of ...


  • Vattenfall`s Cogeneration Power Plant Reuter West - Case Study

    The cogeneration power plant “Reuter West” was erected as a base load power plant in the vicinity of the existing “Reuter” plant. The two hard coal fired 300 MW units D and E were commissioned in 1987 and 1989. Today the cogeneration units supplying electricity and thermal energy are operated by Vattenfall Europe GmbH. The heart of each power plant is the boiler where the ...

  • Case study - Reactor vent emission control

    OVERVIEW Many chemical and petroleum companies use batch reactors to make their products.  These reactors typically have vents which are opened and closed during emptying, filling, mixing, heating or cooling and other steps of the production process.  The gases coming from these vents must be controlled under most government regulations.  Generally speaking, the ...

  • Case study - Destruction of inert process emissions

    Many chemical companies use batch reactors to make their products.  These reactors typically have vents which are opened and closed during emptying, filling, mixing, heating or cooling and other steps of the production process.  The gases coming from these vents must be controlled under most government regulations.  Generally speaking, the emissions produced are inert (little or no ...

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