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Detecting Fired Heater Flame Loss

Posted in Pressure, Refining on Monday, April 29th, 2013. No comments yet
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The AIChE 2013 Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety is taking place this week down the road from me in San Antonio, Texas. I just heard the news from Emerson’s Tim Olsen, Chair of the AIChE Fuels & Petrochemicals Division, that a paper on detecting fired heater flame loss won best paper […]

Avoiding Flameout and Shutdown in Burner Management Applications

Posted in Measurement, Safety, Safety Monitoring on Thursday, April 14th, 2011. No comments yet
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Furnaces, fired heaters, boilers and other process units requiring burners to manage are common across many process industries such as refining, chemicals, petrochemicals, and power. Recognizing and reacting to flame instability is critical since a flameout condition is dangerous and often results in a costly shutdown initiated by the burner management system. Emerson’s John Miller, […]