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PyreTron

Flame Characteristics

  • Increased radiative heat transfer efficiency from the highly luminous, high-temperature flame core 
  • Maximum convective heat transfer from high velocity flame 
  • Maximum combined radiative and convective heat transfer based on process temperature 
  • Low NOx formation 
  • Optimized for the use of different fuels
  • Minimum excess total oxygen required for complete combustion of fuel 
  • Flame stability at wide range of operating conditions 
  • Greater than 10/1 turn down


Benefits

By combining oxy-fuel and air flame, flue gas heat losses are reduced while available heat and productivity are increased :

1. No increase in total energy costs
2. Reduced fuel consumption
3. Optimized oxygen usage (oxygen is only part of the total oxidant.
4. Lower exhaust gas volume, which lowers temperature, which could lead to lower temperature rating of bags for the baghouse
5. Reduced CO and other combustibles in exhaust (lead)
6. Unaffected metallic yield / improved yield in brass/copper furnaces +0.5 to 1%
7. Improved refractory life (copper/brass and aluminum)
8. Increased turn-down
9. Improved control of melting/refining processes (temperature, oxygen flow ...)
10. Flame patterns optimized to process needs
11. High flame velocity during whole range of firing rates 


PyreTron Burner

 

This patented burner uses independently controlled streams of gas, air and oxygen to overcome the conventional limitations of oxygen use. It produces a flame with high temperature, luminosity and velocity, increasing both radiative and convective heat transfer.

 

This is accomplished by using an oxygen staged combustion approach which accelerates fuel pyrolysis inside an extremely hot flame core, contained in a specially structured flame envelope.

In the first combustion stage, the fuel is mixed with a sub-stoichiometric amount of pure oxygen inside the central portion of the flame, creating a fuel rich flame core, in which the fuel is partially combusted and pyrolyzed.

 

This pyrolysis of fuel in the flame core creates a cloud of micro particles of carbon and hydrocarbon radicals of extremely high emissivity and temperature, due to the complete elimination of nitrogen inside the flame core. The second oxidizer, usually air or oxygen-enriched air, is introduced in the second combustion stage, the fuel lean zone, to complete the combustion reaction in the final combustion zone.

 


 

Burner Applications

The PyreTronTM burner has been successfully used in over 200 installations in the steel, copper, brass, lead, aluminum and incineration industries.

Contact us

For more information,
please contact us by
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American Combustion International

One Alliance Center, 3500 Lenox Road NE
Suite 1500, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA

phone: +1-678-354-8230
            +1-240-428-8268
fax:       +1-678-669-2841
 


By e-mail :
jodi.wheeler@americancombustion.com
vivek.gautam@americancombustion.com