INDUSTRIAL FURNACES

Jupiter Oxygen’s patented oxy-fuel combustion technology creates more efficient heat transfer for industrial furnaces with moderate process temperatures. The improved efficiency is due to the elimination of airborne nitrogen, more radiant heat transfer, and longer gas residence time. The result is lower fuel costs and improved production. For example, in the aluminum recycling furnaces using technology licensed by Jupiter Oxygen, equivalent production was achieved with exciting economic results compared to traditional air-fossil fuel methods

Results:

  • natural gas fuel reduction up to 73%
  • oil fuel usage reduction up to 68%

1,008 Btu/Lbs was the average energy requirement for aluminum, which improved to 750-900 btu/lbs with continuous runs eliminating holding time. This compares to the prior experience of about 3,620 Btu/Lbs for air fuel combustion. Test results also indicate that our combustion and burner system design approach can achieve remarkable environmental results:

For Natural Gas:

  • reduction of NOx below 0.05 Lbs/MMBtu
  • 69 % reduction in CO
  • 69 % reduction in SOx
  • 31 % reduction in VOC’s

For Oil:

  • NOx, SOx and CO well below AP-42

These lower fuel costs, improved production and environmental emission improvements can be achieved using the same process temperatures and materials as before.

Although flame temperatures exceeded 4,500°F, and reached as high as 5,300°F, industrial melting furnace process temperatures were maintained at the same levels as with conventional types of combustion without damage. The molten metal process temperature remained about 1,400°F, with wall temperatures about 1,800°F, and stack temperature about 1,000°F