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Title: Enclosed ground-flare incinerator

Abstract

An improved ground flare is provided comprising a stack, two or more burner assemblies, and a servicing port so that some of the burner assemblies can be serviced while others remain in operation. The burner assemblies comprise a burner conduit and nozzles which are individually fitted to the stack's burner chamber and are each removably supported in the chamber. Each burner conduit is sealed to and sandwiched between a waste gas inlet port and a matching a closure port on the other side of the stack. The closure port can be opened for physically releasing the burner conduit and supplying sufficient axial movement room for extracting the conduit from the socket, thereby releasing the conduit for hand removal through a servicing port. Preferably, the lower end of the stack is formed of one or more axially displaced lower tubular shells which are concentrically spaced for forming annular inlets for admitting combustion air. An upper tubular exhaust stack, similarly formed, admits additional combustion air for increasing the efficiency of combustion, increasing the flow of exhausted for improved atmospheric dispersion and for cooling the upper stack.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Calgary, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872805
Patent Number(s):
6012917
Assignee:
Rana Development, Inc. (NW Calgary, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
enclosed; ground-flare; incinerator; improved; ground; flare; provided; comprising; stack; burner; assemblies; servicing; serviced; remain; operation; comprise; conduit; nozzles; individually; fitted; chamber; removably; supported; sealed; sandwiched; waste; gas; inlet; matching; closure; physically; releasing; supplying; sufficient; axial; movement; extracting; socket; hand; removal; preferably; formed; axially; displaced; tubular; shells; concentrically; spaced; forming; annular; inlets; admitting; combustion; air; upper; exhaust; similarly; admits; additional; increasing; efficiency; flow; exhausted; atmospheric; dispersion; cooling; axial movement; waste gas; gas inlet; provided comprising; combustion air; removably supported; axially displaced; burner assemblies; concentrically spaced; movably supported; burner chamber; /431/

Citation Formats

Wiseman, Thomas R. Enclosed ground-flare incinerator. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Wiseman, Thomas R. Enclosed ground-flare incinerator. United States.
Wiseman, Thomas R. Sat . "Enclosed ground-flare incinerator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872805.
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abstractNote = {An improved ground flare is provided comprising a stack, two or more burner assemblies, and a servicing port so that some of the burner assemblies can be serviced while others remain in operation. The burner assemblies comprise a burner conduit and nozzles which are individually fitted to the stack's burner chamber and are each removably supported in the chamber. Each burner conduit is sealed to and sandwiched between a waste gas inlet port and a matching a closure port on the other side of the stack. The closure port can be opened for physically releasing the burner conduit and supplying sufficient axial movement room for extracting the conduit from the socket, thereby releasing the conduit for hand removal through a servicing port. Preferably, the lower end of the stack is formed of one or more axially displaced lower tubular shells which are concentrically spaced for forming annular inlets for admitting combustion air. An upper tubular exhaust stack, similarly formed, admits additional combustion air for increasing the efficiency of combustion, increasing the flow of exhausted for improved atmospheric dispersion and for cooling the upper stack.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
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