• Fives launches its first 100% hydrogen duct burner

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      Greg Kelsall

Industrial combustion leader Fives, one of IFRF’s key industrial members, has just launched its first 100% hydrogen duct burner. Named the Hy-Ductflam™, it is designed for new installations or to replace standard duct burners, and can be implemented by manufacturers with very limited process modification.

Fives innovative Hy-Ductflam™ solution enables its customers to switch fuels going from 100% natural gas (NG) to 100% hydrogen (H2) without any changes made to the equipment. For example, by using Fives’ Hy-Ductflam™ set on 100% hydrogen, a paper plant will emit 170 kg less of CO2 per ton of paper produced which significantly reduces its carbon footprint by about 2/3rds.   

Providing high efficiency and mechanical reliability, the Hy-Ductflam™ is suitable for any duct configuration. This means it can be installed both in new installations and as a replacement of standard duct burners, thus limiting costs for manufacturers.

“Fives is at the forefront of hydrogen development and offers the largest range of hydrogen compatible burners on the market. We are proud to provide a new solution that answers the need for decarbonization of our customers and are exited for new innovations to come” declares Francesco Giudici, General Manager at Fives ITAS. 

The technology is mainly dedicated to drying applications in the ceramic, minerals and pulp industries amongst others, but could be extended to other applications such as heat recovery boilers.

Technical features:

– For drying applications, hot gas generators, turbine/motor post firing

– Suitable for any duct configuration

– Going from 100% NG to 100% H2

– High turndown (1:10 or higher)