Combustion Process Optimization









Combustion processes can be optimized to reduce fuel consumption, allow efficient use of fuel mixing and to reduce fouling of the heat exchangers.  Particles generated in a combustion process are affected by various factors including fuel itself, fuel mixing, quality of the fuel, combustion temperature and air/fuel ratio. Increase in the amount of particles emitted by the process may e.g. indicate non-optimal use of fuel or fuel mix, poor quality of the fuel or problems in the amount air fed into the process. Particle size distribution measurements directly from the combustion process can thus be used to gain valuable data not only for the adjustment of the flue gas cleaning and treatment devices but also for the optimization of the combustion process itself. As the amount of particles and NOx emissions are linked together, particle measurements directly from the combustion source can also be used to optimize regulated NOx emissions.

Dekati® particle measurement solutions enable measurements directly from the combustion zone and before heat exchangers and used flue gas cleaning devices. These measurements on the primary emissions from the combustion process can then be used as an effective and accurate way to adjust the process itself for optimal operation. Real-time particle measurements, such as the ELPI®+, allow immediate detection of the effect of different operational parameters on the combustion process. These measurements make it possible to detect problems in the process in a quick and efficient way and adjust the process e.g. for optimal use of fuel.

Dekati® particle measurement solutions for process optimization include: