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This project demonstrates the operative reliability of a novel regenerative burner system utilising low calorific value fuel gas, which is capable of high temperature performance at high efficiency. The system is based on the extension of the application of the self-regenerative principle to both fuel gas and air supplies. Two burners operate in tandem, one of which fires while the other regenerates both the fuel gas and combustion air pre-heat beds. Blast Furnace Gas with a calorific value of 2.9 MJ/m3 was utilised as the fuel source. The 1500 hours of operative trials were carried out on schedule. During the duration of the trials, all the planned investigations were completed satisfactorily and results successfully indicate the ability of the system to achieve high temperature performance at high thermal efficiency.

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Authors: EDMUNDSON J T, British Steel Corporation, Welsh Lab., Port Talbot, Wales (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ATS Steelmaking Conference, Paris (FR), Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 1988
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34303 ORA
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