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Burner/Furnace sizing

Burner/Furnace sizing

Burner/Furnace sizing

Hello everybody.

I study Chemical Engineering and I'm in my final year. We are currently working on a team project which includes designing a combined heat and power unit by using a hydrogen fuel cell and a burner to supply a local hotel with heat and power.

However, one particular device that has been troubling us is the burner/furnace. We can't seem to find any specific information about the sizing of burners, except for a few papers on how they work. I should also note that we won't be probably using a fired heater because we're having some issues with our simulation program (unisim).

So, could somebody please give me the design equations for burner/furnace sizing? If there aren't any, should I use the regular design equations for a CSTR reactor? Any suggestions will be really appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

RE: Burner/Furnace sizing

Heater sizing is handled at any of a bunch of websites that sell furnaces. They have calculators that you fill out the needed info and they cough up the heating load. From that you select the furnace that meets the need.

Use that to tell you what you need for heating.

Simple Example

Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

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