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Regenerative heat recovery systems, according to the known principle of alternate flow of combustion air and of flue gases trough a thermal capacity, find practical applications not only in large units in high temperature processes, but also in small or medium size burners (50-500 KW and 500-1500 KW respectively) used in radiant tubes and in heating furnaces or appliances. The present research work concentrates on this subject and has been carried out at pilot plants on beds of alumina beads that have been tested in different conditions and correlated by means of a one-dimensional mathematical model. This regenerator has been experimentally used for traditional radiant tubes and for a modified version of a U radiant tube, regeneratively fired, that exhibits a very good temperature uniformity. Field measurements have been carried out on a forging furnace where new burners with a regenerators of alumina beads of simple and robust construction have been successfully applied. Results are reported herein.

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Authors: MATTARINI A, Centro sviluppo materiali, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17882 IT (1998) 87pp., ECU 15.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3131-0
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