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Title: Fuel-flexible burner apparatus and method for fired heaters

A burner apparatus for a fired heating system and a method of burner operation. The burner provides stable operation when burning gas fuels having heating values ranging from low to high and accommodates sudden wide changes in the Wobbe value of the fuel delivered to the burner. The burner apparatus includes a plurality of exterior fuel ejectors and has an exterior notch which extends around the burner wall for receiving and combusting a portion of the gas fuel. At least a portion of the hot combustion product gas produced in the exterior notch is delivered through channels formed in the burner wall to the combustion area at the forward end of the burner. As the Wobbe value of the gas fuel decreases, one or more outer series of addition ejectors can be automatically activated as needed to maintain the amount of heat output desired.
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  1. (Jamal)
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Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 05
Research Org:
ZEECO, INC. Broken Arrow, OK (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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  • Bellovich, John; Franklin, Jim; Schwartz, Bob
  • Process Safety Progress, Vol. 26, Issue 1, p. 10-14
  • DOI: 10.1002/prs.10154

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