Low Emission-Low Maintenance Burner Design


To meet the increasing and strict emission controls on fired equipment, low emission burner retrofits are becoming commonplace. With so much design focus on meeting emission requirements and none on future burner maintenance requirements, operators struggle with burners that may have met emission targets when initially installed, but quickly became a maintenance burden to consistently achieve the required emission levels. A discussion covers burner maintenance impact; emission reduction mandates; how low maintenance burner design features can be integrated with low emission burner design requirements and still meet emissions targets; and specific low maintenance design features that should be incorporated into the burner design, which include a review of gas tip design via Computational Fluid Dynamics, gas tip port selection, gas riser review, combustion air control mechanism, and burner tile block. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2005 NPRA Reliability And Maintenance Conference and Exhibition (New Orleans, LA 5/24-27/2005).

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NPRA Reliability and Maintenance Conference and Exhibition (2005: May 24-27, New Orleans, LA)


Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

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Article - Conference proceedings

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© 2005 National Petroleum Refiners Association, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 May 2005

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