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Flexible premixed burners for low-cost domestic heating systems

Objective

Cost-effective, fuel-flexible, efficient and clean premix burners will be developed for domestic heating systems via fully-validated advanced modelling and design tools. Low cost and fuel flexibility are essential to gain wide market penetration in the Wes tern Balkans, where natural gas composition changes remarkably from site to site and in time. The major FlexHEAT targets are: - Development of 1:3 power modulating atmospheric premix metal burners with no water cooling, optimised material composition and p ollutants emissions < 50 mg/kWh (state-of-art burners enable 1:2.5 power modulation only with burner-mantle water cooling for flame stabilisation). - Development of 1:5 power modulating fully-premixed metal burners, optimised material composition and po llutants emissions < 40 mg/kWh (state-of-art reliable burners with these characteristics are mainly manufactured with very high cost materials). - Achievement of enhanced fuel flexibility, i.e. capability of handling different feed gases (from natural g as, LPG, renewables as biogas - several kinds of biogas will be considered for both burners -, low heating value gas from Western Balkans,...), and reliability (30,000 h and 200,000 thermal cycles). - A fully-validated modelling/design platform, based on c ombined CFD modelling of flames and finiteelements modelling of burner stress & strain, mainly aimed at tailoring the burner geometry and the slitsand-holes shape and pattern. Pollutants emission, flame stability and noise generation will also be anal ysed. - Model validation will be performed in specific test rigs and in real appliances (validators), assembled and tested by the end-users, where the above targets will be demonstrated.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/natural gas
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-WBC-1
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Funding Scheme

STIP - Specific Targeted Innovation Project

Coordinator

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Address
Schlossplatz 4
Erlangen
Germany

Participants (7)

A.D. METALNA INDUSTRIJA ALFA-PLAM VRANJE
Address
Radnicka 1
Vranje
EUROTEH-GAS DOO
Address
Prva Proleterska B.b.
Zrenjanin
FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING BELGRADE - UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Address
27 Marta 80
Belgrade
UNIVERZITET U BANJOJ LUCI MASINSKI-FAKULTET BANJA LUKA
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address
Stepe Stepanovica 71
Banja Luka
BEKAERT COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Address
Jc Van Markenstraat 19
Assen
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
Lisboa
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
Torino