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Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion

Oxygen-enhanced combustion technologies can help improve furnace performance by displacing combustion air with oxygen. Even a small increase in oxygen concentration can have a dramatic impact on burning zone control and furnace operations, especially when using fuels with low heating values. By reducing or eliminating the introduction of inert nitrogen into the furnace, oxygen-enhanced combustion has been proven to increase production, decrease fuel consumption, and reduce emissions, and extend the campaign life of a furnace/kiln/cupola. See the attached article on all the oxy-fuel techniques we provide for glass melting.  With a range of proprietary Cleanfire® burners, melting technologies, and modeling services, our global team can use their skills and experience to help you with design, start-up, and ongoing operation of the optimal system for your furnace.

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Oxygen

Oxygen is required for any combustion process. By increasing the oxygen concentration of combustion air through the addition of relatively pure oxygen, flame temperature rises, heat transfer rates improve and overall combustion efficiency increases. Even a small increase in oxygen concentration can have a dramatic impact on burning zone control and process operations, especially when using fuels with low heating values. Oxygen technologies reduce or eliminate the introduction of inert nitrogen into the furnace. Oxygen-enhanced combustion in all types of furnaces/kilns/cupolas is a proven technology for increasing production, decreasing fuel consumption, and reducing emissions, while maintaining or even increasing product quality.

Oxygen is required for any combustion process. By increasing the oxygen concentration of combustion air through the addition of relatively pure oxygen, flame temperature rises, heat transfer rates improve and overall combustion efficiency increases. Even a small increase in oxygen concentration can have a dramatic impact on burning zone control and process operations, especially when using fuels with low heating values. Oxygen technologies reduce or eliminate the introduction of inert nitrogen into the furnace. Oxygen-enhanced combustion in all types of furnaces/kilns/cupolas is a proven technology for increasing production, decreasing fuel consumption, and reducing emissions, while maintaining or even increasing product quality.

CLEANFIRE® Burners

The CLEANFIRE® burner product line is designed to deliver large, luminous flames. Several of these products incorporate oxygen staging technology to increase operational benefits - such as NOx reduction. Most of the burners in this family do not require water cooling.

The CLEANFIRE® burner product line is designed to deliver large, luminous flames. Several of these products incorporate oxygen staging technology to increase operational benefits - such as NOx reduction. Most of the burners in this family do not require water cooling.

Flow Control Equipment

Air Products designs and builds state-of-the-art systems for applications from simple oxygen enrichment and lancing skids to oxy-fuel boost burner systems and full furnace multi-burner controls for the largest oxy-fuel float glass furnaces. We work with your custom control needs to deliver a cost-effective, reliable and safe system. Standard systems are available for oxygen, natural gas, LPG, oil, and other fuels.

Air Products designs and builds state-of-the-art systems for applications from simple oxygen enrichment and lancing skids to oxy-fuel boost burner systems and full furnace multi-burner controls for the largest oxy-fuel float glass furnaces. We work with your custom control needs to deliver a cost-effective, reliable and safe system. Standard systems are available for oxygen, natural gas, LPG, oil, and other fuels.

CFD Modeling

We have extensive in-house computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling service capabilities that can help when designing or investigating furnace performance. Our services have helped enable glassmakers to investigate and evaluate ways to increase productivity and cut costs without putting their production process at risk. Modeling studies provide quick, validated results along with recommendations for impacting atmosphere control systems.

We have extensive in-house computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling service capabilities that can help when designing or investigating furnace performance. Our services have helped enable glassmakers to investigate and evaluate ways to increase productivity and cut costs without putting their production process at risk. Modeling studies provide quick, validated results along with recommendations for impacting atmosphere control systems.

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Installation and Start-up Support

We can help provide multi-disciplinary support - a combination of expertise in applications process knowledge, applications technologies, and equipment and instrumentation; conduct formal ORI - operational readiness inspection for safety and cleanliness prior to start-up; train your employees to operate and maintain new equipment safely and effectively.

We can help provide multi-disciplinary support - a combination of expertise in applications process knowledge, applications technologies, and equipment and instrumentation; conduct formal ORI - operational readiness inspection for safety and cleanliness prior to start-up; train your employees to operate and maintain new equipment safely and effectively.

Ongoing Operations

Services include operations audits and process optimization appraisals to help maximize operating performance and produce cost savings; technical support for equipment calibration, troubleshooting assistance, process analysis and testing; comprehensive gas delivery-system safety inspections and audits.

Services include operations audits and process optimization appraisals to help maximize operating performance and produce cost savings; technical support for equipment calibration, troubleshooting assistance, process analysis and testing; comprehensive gas delivery-system safety inspections and audits.

Preliminary Design/Project Initiation

We can provide site-specific evaluation of operations and guidance through project decision-making; selection of technology solutions, specifications for equipment; assistance with safety compliance, reviews, inspections, training; development of control and interface strategies; and system integration to help create ideal configurations for cost and performance requirements. We have fully automated combustion laboratories to help develop and test new technologies and to provide customer demonstrations.

We can provide site-specific evaluation of operations and guidance through project decision-making; selection of technology solutions, specifications for equipment; assistance with safety compliance, reviews, inspections, training; development of control and interface strategies; and system integration to help create ideal configurations for cost and performance requirements. We have fully automated combustion laboratories to help develop and test new technologies and to provide customer demonstrations.

Full Conversion to Oxy-Fuel Melting

Oxy-fuel furnaces and kilns can provide the most flexible and efficient means for processing minerals. The degree of benefits delivered without oxy-fuel versus those possible with an oxy-fuel furnace are very dependent upon proper burner selection. Air Products has introduced several different oxy-fuel burner product lines to industry. The variety in design is required in order to provide the best solution for many different applications found in the marketplace. Operational benefits provided by the application of oxygen are often maximized with conversion to full oxy-fuel furnaces: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, decrease emissions, improve glass quality, reduce maintenance, and extend the campaign life of a furnace or kiln.

Oxy-fuel furnaces and kilns can provide the most flexible and efficient means for processing minerals. The degree of benefits delivered without oxy-fuel versus those possible with an oxy-fuel furnace are very dependent upon proper burner selection. Air Products has introduced several different oxy-fuel burner product lines to industry. The variety in design is required in order to provide the best solution for many different applications found in the marketplace. Operational benefits provided by the application of oxygen are often maximized with conversion to full oxy-fuel furnaces: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, decrease emissions, improve glass quality, reduce maintenance, and extend the campaign life of a furnace or kiln.

Oxy-Fuel Boosting

Oxy-fuel boosting is a flexible, efficient, and cost-effective technology that can help improve furnace/kiln performance via the addition of oxy-fuel burners to complement the operation of an air-fuel furnace/kiln. With minimal capital investment, the following benefits can be achieved: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, decrease emissions, improve product quality, and extend the campaign life of a furnace/kiln.

Oxy-fuel boosting is a flexible, efficient, and cost-effective technology that can help improve furnace/kiln performance via the addition of oxy-fuel burners to complement the operation of an air-fuel furnace/kiln. With minimal capital investment, the following benefits can be achieved: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, decrease emissions, improve product quality, and extend the campaign life of a furnace/kiln.

Oxygen Enrichment Systems

Oxygen enrichment is a simple and cost-effective technology that can help improve furnace performance via displacement of combustion air with oxygen. Oxygen is pre-mixed with the general flow of combustion air and uniformly enhances the entire combustion process. With minimal capital investment, the following benefits can be achieved: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, and extend the campaign life of a furnace/kiln/cupola.

Oxygen enrichment is a simple and cost-effective technology that can help improve furnace performance via displacement of combustion air with oxygen. Oxygen is pre-mixed with the general flow of combustion air and uniformly enhances the entire combustion process. With minimal capital investment, the following benefits can be achieved: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, and extend the campaign life of a furnace/kiln/cupola.

Oxygen Lancing

Oxygen lancing is a flexible and cost-effective technology that can help improve furnace performance via placement of oxygen to replace combustion air specifically where it is mostly needed to improve furnace/kiln/cupola operations. With minimal capital investment, the following benefits can be achieved: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, decrease emissions, and extend the campaign life of a furnace/kiln/cupola.

Oxygen lancing is a flexible and cost-effective technology that can help improve furnace performance via placement of oxygen to replace combustion air specifically where it is mostly needed to improve furnace/kiln/cupola operations. With minimal capital investment, the following benefits can be achieved: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, decrease emissions, and extend the campaign life of a furnace/kiln/cupola.

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