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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Temperature and Emissions Measurements for a Gas Burner
by Ighodalo Osagie, Amunega Ibrahim, Lawani Monday, Onaghinor Sidney, and Ogboi Terry

Emissions for combustion systems continue to pose major environmental and health challenges, hence the need to regulate these emissions. The aim of this work is to determine the temperatures and the associated level of emissions for a gas burner. The burner which was designed and constructed for furnace firing is a forced draught, pre-mix type and has a power rating of 162.7kW. The experiment was carried out on a burner test-rig which was also designed and constructed. Temperature readings for five points along the flame length in the combustion chamber were taken using k-type thermocouples while an exhaust gas analyzer was employed for the emissions measurements from the chimney. The gas flow rates for the burner were varied for the test. The maximum temperature obtained from the closed test was 1273OC at full gas valve opening. The emissions measurements obtained were compared with some established standards and the levels of emissions were found to be close to the established standard. An optimum operating condition at high gas valve opening with a temperature of 1094 oC was also established for the burner based on the comparisons made. The burner can thus be used for high temperature applications while maintaining low level of emissions.
Keywords: burner, emissions, temperature, test-rig, gas analyzer.
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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Prof. Gui Yun Tian
Professor of Sensor Technologies
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
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