Low NOx Burners for Stringent Emission Regulations

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Title Low NOx Burners for Stringent Emission Regulations
Creator Napier, S.; Claxton, M.; Waibel, Richard T.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1989
Spatial Coverage presented at Short Hills, New Jersey
Abstract In 1984 the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), which oversees the Los Angeles air basin in southern California, enacted Rule 11 09 limiting the NOx emissions from furnaces and boilers in petroleum refineries and chemical plants. This rule provided that furnaces over 40 million Btu/hr (42.2 GJ/hr) were limited to 0.14 Ib of NOx per million Btu of heat input (0.06 g/MJ). The limit was given as a plant wide average and included existing as well as new furnaces. In order to comply, the plant owners retrofitted some of their furnaces with low NOx burners capable of producing less than 0.06 to 0.08 Ib of NOx per million Btu in order to produce the offsets needed to reduce the overall average emissions. In the Fall of 1988 Rule 1109 was revised and this limit was reduced to 0.03 Ib per million Btu(HHV) (0.013 g/MJ), which is a reduction of more than 75%. Rule 1146 was also enacted, limiting the emissions from furnaces and boilers with less than 40 MMBtu/hr (42.2 GJ/hr) heat input to 40 PPMV &dry, corr. to 3% 02). Both of these new limits, which are about 50 and 80 mg/NM , respectively, have presented significant challenges to burner designers and manufacturers. This paper describes the results of the development effort conducted by John Zink which has successfully met this challenge.
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