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NAO

Bulletin No. 42

INC. National AirOil &Nlp 1284 East Sedaley Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134
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Highbtensity Vor’hMii” Burners


For Dirty, Low=BTU Gases
n Complete combustion of Eow-energy CEow-pressure-drop) dirty gases as alternate fuels
n piloted igmitim, plus two-stage combustion process to minimize NO, formation

Custom-designed garbugemus and cc&gasEcation


fds; and other dirty gases - witi
solids - must be burned to obtain
any significant heat release, a large
VorTuMix forced-draft very low hmt content, diameter pipe serves as the fuel inlet
burners insure short, The heat content of the dLrtu, alter- to these burners.

stable flames v t for l


the neighbmhcwl of only 60 to 200
Small openings would be clogged by
the dirty, tar-laden gas. Therefore,
high-intensity com- m/m. ft. - or even lower. with the conventional techniques cannot be
plete codustion . t addition of ncrtural gas, injected di- used to impart high velocity and
rectly into the thrcut of the burner,
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turbulence to the low- BTU gas to


f-
with very dixtyR low- the heat content of a dirty fuel gas can achieve a combustible gas/air mixture.
>-- BTU fuel gases. drop to 30 m/cu. ft.
To insure turbulent mixing, each Vor-
Every NAO VorTuMix burner is custom
NAO has employed its m in TuMix burner employs a special vane
&sigr& to satisfy all requirements of
combustion to develop a complete configuration with center deflector
an fkting or mm installation.
line of high-intensity VorXMix burn- - QRormDFtkREs cone (ptient pending) in the throat
ers, designed for use with very dirty, of the inlet chamber. These vortex
A case in point is a m of forced-
low-energy, low-pressure-drop, vanes swirl the &which, in turn,
draft VorTuMix burners, desIgned for swirls the tar-laden gas to create a
fuel gases.
existing ground-flare installations.
high velocity and hence turbulent
These alternate fuels include: coke- Since tremendous volumes of dirty
mixing of the gas w&h the air.
oven and blast-furnace waste gases; gas - with tars and other entrained

3% zllwndeNO,l-n,
1O%ofthedr’bgpcrssesthe
burner thrd. After the rtch
comlmti~nmiKtuzeishumed
at a relatdlp hw tempera-
ture, the “bypuss 6ir” is
mmdUced into the fbal stage
of the two-stage process to
insure coglplete combustion.