• AFRC 2013 Industrial Combustion Symposium

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AFRC’s Jim Seebold previews the highlights of the upcoming AFRC 2013 Industrial Combustion Symposium  “Safe and responsible development in the 21st Century” at the Sheraton Kauai, Hawaii 22nd-25th September, 2013.

The AFRC symposium begins with a Sunday evening, September 22 Welcome Reception sponsored by Great Southern Group (GSG.) In a Special Session on Flameless Combustion on Monday, GSG will reveal the details of the first ever flameless crude heater in a petroleum refinery.  GSG will be joined by other flameless combustion leaders who will describe experience of long-standing in other industries. 

Also on Monday, there will be a Special Session on Biofuels, organized and chaired by Energy Research & Development Center at Missouri S&T (ERDC), who will also sponsor the buffet lunch. 

Tuesday’s highlights include a Special Session on Flame Detection and Process Control organized and chaired by Callidus Technologies by Honeywell – also kind sponsors of a buffet lunch.

Tuesday’s sessions will conclude with the Pre-Luau Banquet Session, organized and chaired by major sponsors John Zink Hamworthy Combustion, who have also sponsored the Luau Banquet. 

Other topics of interest include parametric flare gas monitoring assuring high combustion efficiency, passive FTIR testing of a ground flare burner array, variable frequency drives improve destruction efficiency of air assisted flares, innovative carbon capture technology, optimization of combustion in steam methane reformers, impact of Keystone XL pipeline feed in the Texas refinery environs and conversions to increasingly-abundant fracking-enabled inexpensive shale gas. 

More topics of interest are listed in the Call for Papers.  Have a topic you want to discuss?  The deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2013!