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Title: Fan Atomized Burner design advances & commercial development progress

As a part of the Oil Heat Research and Development program, sponsored by the US Department of Energy, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has an on-going interest in advanced combustion technologies. This interest is aimed at: improving the initial efficiency of heating equipment, reducing long term fouling and efficiency degradation, reducing air pollutant emissions, and providing practical low-firing rate technologies which may lead to new, high efficiency oil-fired appliances. The Fan-Atomized Burner (FAB) technology is being developed at BNL as part of this general goal. The Fan-Atomized Burner uses a low pressure, air atomizing nozzle in place of the high pressure nozzle used in conventional burners. Because it is air-atomized the burner can operate at low firing rates without the small passages and reliability concerns of low input pressure nozzles. Because it uses a low pressure nozzle the burner can use a fan in place of the small compressor used in other air-atomized burner designs. High initial efficiency of heating equipment is achieved because the burner can operate at very low excess air levels. These low excess air levels also reduce the formation of sulfuric acid in flames. Sulfuric acid is responsible for scaling and fouling of heat exchanger surfaces.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Heat-Wise, Inc., Ridge, NY (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
416298
Report Number(s):
BNL--52506; CONF-9603207--
ON: DE97000010; TRN: 96:006412-0006
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1996 oil heat technology conference and workshop, Upton, NY (United States), 28-29 Mar 1996; Other Information: PBD: Jul 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 1996 oil heat technology conference and workshop; McDonal, R.J.; PB: 235 p.
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; OIL BURNERS; DESIGN; COMMERCIALIZATION; HEATING OILS; OIL FURNACES; MARKETING; BLOWERS; THERMAL EFFICIENCY; PERFORMANCE TESTING; ATOMIZATION