Burner Operational Improvements
The new nozzle developed a compact flame pattern that did not impinge on the refractory. The blockages and wear, characteristic of the past nozzle, were eliminated. Therm-A-Cor personnel redesigned the refractory of the burner. The mechanical design was modified and refractory was changed to improve the operational life of the burner. This modification increased the burner life from 6 months to over 24 months.
Injector Modifications: The additives production plant utilizes sulfur in the production of its product line. The waste gas and liquid stream contained a variety of sulfur by-products. This material corroded the burner in a very short period of time. Maintenance on the burner was extremely difficult due to the requirements that the system be operated whenever the production facility was operating. Therm-A-Cor engineers redesigned the waste liquid nozzle. The new design eliminated the blockage and corrosion that were previously experienced by the system. Additionally the system started with less problems from a cold start.