ACI has in-house mass and energy balance model (EAF Model), developed and validated over the course
of more than 50 PyreJet™ and ALARC™-Jet systems start-ups. With the EAF Model, ACI sets up a base
case via information taken from completed ACI EAF Questionnaires. Once the base
case has been set up in the EAF Model, ACI equipment (PyreJet™, ALARC™-Jet, PyrOx™, and/or ALARC™-
PC) is added to the model so a projected performance can be calculated. The projected performance is
then compared against the base operating case to estimate the benefits provided by the ACI EAF
equipment. An example of ACI’s EAF Model is shown in the figure below.
ACI has a software program that allows for three-dimensional (3-D) design of copper water cooled
panels, multi-function burners, and oxygen injectors. Through 3-D modeling ACI is able to optimize the
design, mounting, and installation of their equipment before it is built or installed in the field.
The 3-D modeling program is also very effective speeding up the innovation process of combustion
equipment to meet ever changing challenges in the plant environment. An example of a PyreJet™ multi-
function burner mounted in an experimental corner panel and a PyreJet™ in a copper water cooled
combustor are shown in the figure below.
The success of copper water cooled panels in the EAF environment is heavily dependent on their ability
to remove heat via a water cooling circuit within the panel. Therefore, it is very critical to be able to test
and optimize a copper panels profile and water-cooling circuit layout before it is actually cast in the
foundry. ACI is able to successfully accomplish this difficult task through the use of its heat transfer
modelling software. Through the know-how of its panel design experts and the results of this heat
transfer modelling software, ACI has successfully developed, patented, and installed numerous sidewall
and EBT copper water cooled panels for PyreJet™, ALARC™-Jet, PyrOx™, and ALARC™-PC applications.
An example of the results of the heat transfer modelling software is shown in the figure below.
In addition to various modelling tools, ACI also conducts real life experimental testing of its equipment
before installing them at customer locations. ACI has tested all its burners and supersonic injectors at
close to actual plant conditions to ensure maximum efficiency, highest reliability and state of the art