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Title: Design optimization and field verification of an integrated residential furnace. Phase I. Report for August 1976-December 1978

Abstract

The report describes Phase 1 of a two-phase investigation to: (1) further optimize the design of a prototype low-emission residential furnace that was derived from earlier EPA-funded studies; and (2) obtain field verification of its emission and performance characteristics. It gives details of: (1) analytical and experimental studies to optimize the furnace design and its nominal operating ranges, and to ensure conformance with appropriate safety standards; (2) planning all aspects of the Phase 2 field test investigation, including selection of test locales and host homes, provision of local installation and service support, and all logistic and scheduling considerations; and (3) studies of the integrated furnace's capabilities to function properly with such alternate fuels as natural gas and methanol. The prototype furnace, with a cast iron firebox, met all emission goals (i.e., NOx less than 0.65 g/kg, CO less than 1.0 g/kg, UHC less than 0.1 g/kg, and a Bacharach smoke number less than 1) at low excess air (20%). Based on climatic characteristics and available support services, Albany and Boston were selected for field verification of furnace performance.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (USA). Rocketdyne Div.
OSTI Identifier:
5807379
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5807379
Report Number(s):
PB-294293
DOE Contract Number:  
EPA-68-02-2174
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; FURNACES; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; DESIGN; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; ALCOHOL FUELS; FLUE GAS; FUELS; NATURAL GAS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; BUILDINGS; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; GAS FUELS; GASEOUS WASTES; GASES; POLLUTION CONTROL; SYNTHETIC FUELS; TESTING; WASTES 320101* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Residential Buildings-- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Okunda, A.S., and Combs, L.P. Design optimization and field verification of an integrated residential furnace. Phase I. Report for August 1976-December 1978. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Okunda, A.S., & Combs, L.P. Design optimization and field verification of an integrated residential furnace. Phase I. Report for August 1976-December 1978. United States.
Okunda, A.S., and Combs, L.P. Thu . "Design optimization and field verification of an integrated residential furnace. Phase I. Report for August 1976-December 1978". United States.
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abstractNote = {The report describes Phase 1 of a two-phase investigation to: (1) further optimize the design of a prototype low-emission residential furnace that was derived from earlier EPA-funded studies; and (2) obtain field verification of its emission and performance characteristics. It gives details of: (1) analytical and experimental studies to optimize the furnace design and its nominal operating ranges, and to ensure conformance with appropriate safety standards; (2) planning all aspects of the Phase 2 field test investigation, including selection of test locales and host homes, provision of local installation and service support, and all logistic and scheduling considerations; and (3) studies of the integrated furnace's capabilities to function properly with such alternate fuels as natural gas and methanol. The prototype furnace, with a cast iron firebox, met all emission goals (i.e., NOx less than 0.65 g/kg, CO less than 1.0 g/kg, UHC less than 0.1 g/kg, and a Bacharach smoke number less than 1) at low excess air (20%). Based on climatic characteristics and available support services, Albany and Boston were selected for field verification of furnace performance.},
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