Air Products’ patented Transient Heating oxy-fuel burner is the only smart burner technology in the world using a sensor-driven control strategy to direct heat down toward the melt; sequentially to all areas of your furnace. This allows you to achieve more even heating throughout your reverb furnace, eliminate cold zones, and maximize melt rates.
Conventional sidewall-fired burners direct energy into open spaces within a furnace and radiate energy in all directions, transferring heat directly to the melt and indirectly to the refractory. The rate of overall energy input is determined and limited by the maximum allowable surface temperature of the refractory. In contrast, the Transient Heating burner, is usually mounted on the furnace roof and typically has four nozzles directed toward four quadrants of the furnace below the burner. Using proprietary control techniques, coupled with temperature feedback, the burner can direct heat to any combination of the quadrants; delivering the efficiency benefits of direct flame impingement, while avoiding overheating by limiting the firing in any one direction.
When installed in a reverb furnace, it can help you:
- Prevent overheating and non-uniform temperature distribution by delivering heat to where it is needed in the furnace
- Prevent oxidation and melt losses by creating a reducing atmosphere near the melt
- Minimize NOx generation by lowering flame temperature via staging of fuel and oxygen
This innovative technology can help you realize:
- Up to 40% increased productivity
- Up to 40% improved fuel efficiency
- Up to 20% higher metal yield
Your key operating personnel can have instantaneous access to up-to-date burner operating parameters in your control room or remote computers and smart devices through Air Products Process Intelligence, which uses state-of-the-art on-burner diagnostic sensors and wireless communications technology to monitor and control our gases and equipment as well as track key process parameters.
Talk to Air Products to get even more out of your reverb furnace!
Articles and Technical Papers
Effective Use of Oxy-fuel Combustion in Aluminum Reverberatory Furnaces, Light Metal Age
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Combustion Technologies Improve Melting Furnace Productivity, Industrial Heating
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Oxy-Fuel Technologies and Strategies for Secondary Aluminum Melting Operations, Light Metal Age
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