A Wholistic Approach to Enable the Next Era of NOx Reducing Technology in Process Burners

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Title A Wholistic Approach to Enable the Next Era of NOx Reducing Technology in Process Burners
Conference 2018 AFRC Industrial Combustion Symposium
Creator Carroll, C.
Contributor Korb, T.
Date 2018-09-17
Description Paper from the AFRC 2018 conference titled A Wholistic Approach to Enable the Next Era of NOx Reducing Technology in Process Burners
Abstract Since the development of the "Next Generation Ultra-Low NOx" technology that began nearly 30 years ago, significant reduction of NOx and CO emissions from process heating burner technology has been evasive. Increasing regulatory pressure to achieve even lower combustion emissions has driven the industry to utilize flue gas aftertreatment systems as best available control technology (BACT). Leveraging advanced computing technologies paired with cutting-edge combustion subject matter expertise can enable the next step-change in burner design and performance to provide economic and technical alternatives to the current approach.; A wholistic technical approach identifies a significant gap in the common measurements and controls applied to process heaters today. Global measurements such as total fuel flow to the heater, out-the-stack excess oxygen, and process variables such as product outlet temperature cannot provide enough insight into the combustion region of the heater to optimize emissions.; The new SOLEX™ burner integrates innovative measurement and control strategies with combustion expertise to achieve as low as 5 per million by volume (ppm) NOx emissions regardless of the fuel composition and independent of furnace temperature. The burner system can achieve these low NOx emissions levels from start up to full capacity with near zero CO emissions, regardless of the firebox temperature. Flame lengths are consistently below 1 ft / MMBtu/hr (1 m / MW), solving many issues that Ultra-Low NOx process burner technologies consistently face in the market today.
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Date Created 2018-12-12
Date Modified 2018-12-12
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