AFRC’s Jim Seebold has posted a quick wrap up of the AFRC 2013 Industrial Combustion Symposium which took place in Hawaii two weeks ago. The three day event was sponsored by John Zink – Hamworthy with support from Great Southern Group, Sage Environmental Consulting, University of Utah Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, Callidus, OnQuest, Zeeco and the Energy Research and Development Center at Missouri S&T.
The 2013 Symposium featured special sessions on Biofuels, Flame Sensing and Control, and Flameless Combustion, the latter including an introduction to the first ever flameless crude heater in a petroleum refinery.
Other topics of interest included parametric flare gas monitoring assuring high combustion efficiency, passive FTIR testing of a ground flare burner array, variable frequency drives improving 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 shale gas.
Consult the final agenda for a detailed listing of the papers to be published shortly on the AFRC website.