When it is time to choose a burner for your process application, use sound, practical judgment as well as adept know-how.
With practice, selecting a burner can be an almost intuitive task, but there are many variables to consider to ensure proper burner operation. Some of them are simple common-sense items while others are a bit more complex. Use these 10 tips to aid in your next burner selection.
The turndown of the burner must be equal to or larger than the turndown required for the process. In other words, the burner must be flexible enough to meet the minimum and maximum heat input requirements. System turndown varies greatly from process to process and in many cases is not large, but it still should be a consideration: Lack of turndown can cause operation issues. Burner turndown usually is listed in the manufacturer's literature.