The holding furnaces are fitted with burners operating with air or oxygen as oxidisers. Oxyfuel burner systems exhibit higher thermal efficiency and other advantages over cold air burner systems, such as:
- Higher combustion efficiency
- Higher melting rate
- Faster heating-up times
- Lower fuel consumption
- Higher processing temperatures possible
- Faster reaction speeds
- Lower exhaust gas levels
- Less dust
- Lower emissions
- Lower production costs
In addition to the gases required for your process, Messer offers a variety of equipment for its optimisation under the brand names Oxipyr and Oxijet.
In order to select the optimum system, experts from Messer first carry out a comprehensive process analysis. Following calculations and basic engineering, suggestions are made for optimisation and further procedures.
The characteristics of the burner types are versatile and range from low to high momentum burners, oxyfuel to oxygen/air mixing burners and burners for different fuels or fuel combinations. The systems are controlled manually, semi- or fully automatically following recipes or temperature.