Come on in -- there are a couple of seats left in the back. All right, just to make sure you're in the right room, this is Burner History 101.
Most modern industrial processes are heated by gas burners. We take for granted that they will generate the heat we want, operate on demand and not misbehave. For the most part, they don't disappoint us, but it's been a long road to today's standards of reliability and efficiency. Let's take a look back at how the modern industrial gas burner came to be. It will give us some insights into why burners are made the way they are and what it takes to keep them running properly.