Flameless Burners - Dilute Oxygen CombustionCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Rolling Mills|
|Energy Savings Potential||
A plant in France reduced furnace fuel consumption by 40% by converting five pit furnaces to flameless oxyfuel furnaces- excluding additional electricity requirement for oxygen production. The production of 1 Nm3 of Oxygen requires approximately 0.5 kWh of electricity (Worrell et al., 2010. p. 102).
A plant in the US reduced furnace fuel coonsumption by 60% by implementing a flameless oxy-fuel operation on its rotary-hearth steel-reheat furnace - compared to the original air-fuel operation.
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
In a US based plant, swithinc over to flameless oxyfuel burners reduced CO2 emissions by 60% and NOx emissions by 92%.
Flameless Burners - Dilute Oxygen Combustion Publications
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) energy guide, Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry, discusses energy efficiency practices and technologies that can be implemented in iron and steel manufacturing plants. This guide provides current real world examples of iron and steel plants saving energy and reducing cost and carbon dioxide emissions.