The most powerful move you can make for your furnace.
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Oxy-fuel systems that are always the perfect move.
Your operational needs are unique and no two furnaces are alike. That’s why we work with you to understand your goals and use our innovative burners and precision-control systems to engineer a custom-designed solution to match your furnaces' specific characteristics. We can help you achieve a number of valuable benefits so you can move ahead of the competition.
This innovative technology can help your operation:
Reduce Energy Costs
Improve Product Quality
Increase Process Flexibility
CASE STUDY: RELATIONSHIP GENERATES 25% MORE PRODUCT FOR REGENERATIVE REVERBERATORY FURNACE
As the economy rebounded and demand increased, an aluminum customer’s cast house became a bottleneck. With Air Products’ oxy-fuel system and the new collaborative relationship, this customer is now melting 25% more metal per day, resulting in more extrusions and higher profits.
Advanced Clean Energy Laboratory—Virtual demonstrations to global locations
The Advanced Clean Energy Laboratory is our newest demonstration facility, capable of facilitating development and full-scale testing of combustion systems using actual customer fuels. Plus a remote video imaging system enables real-time participation in testing via the Internet.
“Why do people use oxygen for combustion when air is free?”
Air contains almost 80% nitrogen, which doesn’t burn; it heats up and removes heat from the process as it exits in the form of hot flue gases. Combustion with oxygen eliminates this waste and provides faster melting, lower fuel usage, lower carbon dioxide generation, reduced NOx and particulate emissions and higher flame temperatures. Oxygen also efficiently burns lower quality fuels and wastes. The economics of using oxygen depend on the process and the needs of the manufacturer. Oxygen benefits are greatest for manufacturers who need extra production, have higher temperature processes (glass, steel, etc.), lack heat recovery, or have emissions issues or undersized baghouses. Oxygen is generally less attractive for just fuel savings, especially for lower temperature processes like boilers, unless fuel costs are extremely high or there are other drivers. Can your process benefit from oxygen?