Heat transfer characteristics of HiTAC heating furnace using regenerative burners
2006 (English)In: Applied Thermal Engineering, ISSN 1359-4311, E-ISSN 1873-5606, Vol. 26, no 16, 2027-2034 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim is to experimentally study the various modes of heat transfer and to investigate the effect of the HiTAC flame characteristics on the heat transfer intensity and uniformity inside a setni-industrial test furnace using various industrial regenerative burners and various flame configurations namely; single-flame, twin-flame counter. twin-flame parallel and twin-flame stagger. Measurements of local instantaneous and average temperatures, heat fluxes and gas composition at several locations inside the furnace were carried out. It was observed that the HiTAC flame with highly reduced temperature fluctuations. turbulent intensity and combustion intensity have a larger reaction zone than a conventional flame. This large flame emits more thermal radiation in spite of its uniform and reduced temperature. Furthermore, the convective heat transfer was found to be uniform and as high as 30% of the total heat transfer to an object surface in the furnace. On the other hand, the very high reduction of NOx emission is a consequence of the low temperature and temperature fluctuation levels of the HiTAC flames. The above findings are valid to a similar extent in all burners and configurations but to less extent in the twin-flame counter configuration.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 26, no 16, 2027-2034 p.
heat transfer, combustion, furnace, regenerative burner
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-8881DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2005.12.016ISI: 000238798200031ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33744970679OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-8881DiVA: diva2:14357
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