The Therm-A-Cor staff has evaluated and improved the performance
of a wide variety of combustion and heat transfer systems. With
a unique knowledge of the combustion processes, construction practices
and material response characteristics, a Therm-A-Cor engineer
can quickly evaluate the operation of any manufacture's combustion
equipment. Therm-A-Cor engineers have developed the modifications
needed to improve the operational life and efficiency of many
combustion processes. Two typical evaluations are outlined below.
personnel completely redesigned a heavy tar BIF burner to
improve its operational life. Before the modifications, the
heavy tar burner experienced down time 3 to 8 times a day.
The atomization gun continually clogged and generated irregular
flame patterns. The refractory of the burner would last only
5 to 6 months before the burner would have to be completely
replaced. A Therm-A-Cor engineer completely redesigned the
nozzle. The new nozzle developed a compact flame pattern that
did not impinge on the refractory. The blockages and wear,
characteristic of the past nozzle, were eliminated. Therm-A-Cor
personnel redesigned the refractory of the burner. The mechanical
design was modified and refractory was changed to improve
the operational life of the burner. This modification increased
the burner life from 6 months to over 24 months.
additives production plant utilizes sulfur in the production
of its product line. The waste gas and liquid stream contained
a variety of sulfur by-products. This material corroded
the burner in a very short period of time. Maintenance on
the burner was extremely difficult due to the requirements
that the system be operated whenever the production facility
was operating. Therm-A-Cor engineers redesigned the waste
liquid nozzle. The new design eliminated the blockage and
corrosion that were previously experienced by the system.
Additionally the system started with less problems from
a cold start.