With Advanced Furnace Fuel Train Technology

Combustion furnaces are widely used across major industrial and commercial applications to perform functions ranging from heating spaces such as commercial buildings and warehouses to powering boilers, ovens, thermal oxidizers and power generation equipment used in industrial applications.

These furnaces, which use a range of fuels, including natural gas, coke oven gas, fuel oil, biogas and biodiesel, are ubiquitous in the modern world. Through their combustion processes, they generate greenhouse gas emissions including carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (NOx). Therefore, a key goal for clean air and climate change programs, including regulatory efforts, is to find new and more reliable ways to control, minimise and ultimately reduce these emissions.

One way to reach this goal is to make combustion as efficient as possible while supporting the development and use of environmentally friendly fuel sources such as biodiesel, biogas and hydrogen.

There is a range of furnace fuel train technologies that can be implemented to provide more flexible, fuel-efficient combustion processes, such as pulse firing. In addition, integrating the latest digital sensors and edge computing systems can provide a platform to customise combustion control and move toward a fully metered air/fuel ratio control strategy that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while optimising heating performance.