Flare Burning Combustion Calculation
1) Input Fuel characteristics
2) Input kiln production data
3) Determine (goal seek) transport air flow rate : 5 kg/m3 for blower, 7 kg/m3 for pump
- vary the transport flowrate - Nm3/h
- note that blowers cannot take the higher material density rate
4) Obtain optimum or target flow rates values (swirl & axial)
For a first calculation, start with static pressures of 40.000 Pa for axial, and 25.000 Pa for swirl - 10% primary air; 7% axial + transport (in case that no swirl is used). Use solver, changing the groove width, the axial holes diameters, the axial and the swirl static pressures. Add constraints on the axial pressure (35.000-60.000 Pa), and to the swirl pressure (>18.000 Pa if fan, 20.000-30.000 Pa if blower).
Note the optimum flow rates as well as cross section areas (mm2)
Ultimate target is Is = 1.8 and Sw = 0.15.
5) Dimension the barrel:
What is the free diameter required in the centre? Depends on how many fuels the plant wants to burn simultaneously: waste, oil, etc…
In theory, min. of 200 mm (8 in.) is needed for the bluff body effect although 6 in. has been used.
b) Transport: Velocity in tip and barrel: 25 to 35 m/s
c) Axial: Velocity in barrel = 15 to 25 m/s (trade-off weight of burner pipe versus
6) Once the barrel is complete, adjust the tip cross sectional areas Ultimate target is Is = 1.8 and Sw = 0.15, by adjusting the tip dimensions.
Change the tip cross sectional areas by adjusting the axial holes diameter and the width of groove for the swirl.
7) Optimise static pressures at tip, tip cross sectional area and all other constraints. Obtain the best balance for:
Target of Is = 1.8 and Sw = 0.15,.
Optimum flow rates
8) Confirm choice of fan or blower for swirl air based on static pressure in the tip - choice effects bias coefficient
9) Determine range for blowers: maximum for (Is,Sw)=(1.8,0.15), and minimum for (0.9,0.05). Check that , doing this, we stay in the range
of 7 to 12% primary air.
Transport design: drawing instructions
Maximum angle of inlet = 12.5 degree with the burner axis
Enter from the top (better distribution)
Inlet rectangle: Internal width should be equal to internal
diameter of outer pipe of the fuel annulus. The velocity
should never decrease from the fuel intoduction into the line
to the burner tip. (Settlement)
Flare Burning Combustion
28 Jan 2016
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