Title: Wall temperature considerations in a two-stage swirl non-premixed furnace

Authors: Wayne Strasser; George Chamoun

Addresses: Eastman Chemical Company, P.O. Box 511, Kingsport, TN, 37662, USA ' Eastman Chemical Company, P.O. Box 511, Kingsport, TN, 37662, USA

Abstract: It is desired to keep the walls of a heat transfer medium (HTM) swirled-burner furnace warm enough to prevent corrosion. A computational study was carried out in order to assess the normal and lowest possible wall temperatures, specifically those of the sheet metal layers making up the outer wall. Various combustion models, radiation parameters, and operating conditions were considered. Field-measured values matched CFD results closely. It was found that the walls were sufficiently warm to prevent corrosion under all reasonable modelling approaches and conceivable operating circumstances. A dramatic computational time savings can be realised by employing a thermal-only solution for certain modelling permutations.

Keywords: combustion modelling; turbulence; convection; conduction; radiation parameters; operating conditions; sheet metal; corrosion; uncertainty; wall temperature; swirl non-premixed furnaces; heat transfer; CFD; computational fluid dynamics.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2014.065467

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2014 Vol.14 No.6, pp.386 - 397

Published online: 25 Nov 2014 *

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