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Air Products combines a history of proven technology with decades of operational know how and experience. Our oxy-fuel systems for secondary non-ferrous melting allow producers to melt more quickly, reduce fuel usage, improve emissions, and maximize the productivity of their operations. Replacing air-fuel burners with oxy-fuel burners eliminates wasteful nitrogen from the process, allowing higher flame temperatures, which deliver much more of the heat from the burner into the process, because much less heat is exhausted from the furnace in the form of hot gases.
Air Products offers oxy-fuel burners designed to work with every type of furnace, whether it’s a rotary, rocking, tower, reverb, or tilting furnace. By matching the characteristics of the flame to the needs of each particular furnace design, our technology can deliver maximum benefits with efficient use of oxygen and fuels such as natural gas.
Many of our customers use our burners in furnaces originally designed to melt using air-fuel technologies. When customized and retrofitted with our technology, a number of benefits can be realized.
The Advanced Clean Energy Laboratory is our newest demonstration facility, capable of facilitating development and full-scale testing of combustion systems using actual customer fuels. Plus a remote video imaging systems enables real-time participation in testing via the Internet.