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Process furnaces fired with ceramic foam burners
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ECN 1997
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ECN-RX--96-068 Article (scientific)
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Published in: To be presented at the 4th European conference on industrial furnaces and boilers, Esphinho, Porto, Portugal, April 1-4, 1997 (), , , Vol., p.-.

Ceramic foam burners (CFB) are premix gas burners developed by ECN forapplication in central heating boilers. In co-operation with SEC, conceptual designs are developed for the industrial application of CFB in medium and high capacity process furnaces (3 MW to 18 MW). The furnaces considered are used to heat a working gas or fluid up to 300C. The designs exploit the advantages of CFB and can accommodate the relatively large burner surface. The total material and construction costs are estimated to be equal to or slightly higher than those for conventional furnaces with nozzle-mix burners. However, CFB yield a more even heat distribution which may easily offset any price disadvantage for specific applications. Efforts are made to realise one of the designs in a pilot project. 5 figs., 1 tab., 3 refs.

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