• Industrial Combustion Journal: Blast from the past

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      Lucy Straker

      IFRF Administration & Communication Coordinator

This week our #BlastFromThePast comes from 2006 and is D. Poirier’s paper on “High Temperature Oxidation of Steel in an Oxygen-enriched Low NOX Furnace Environment”. The abstract is below and you can download the paper here.


“Steel scaling tests have been performed in a research furnace utilizing an oxygen-enriched, low NOX, burner. This work was performed in conjunction with a study of the combustion characteristics for the Canadian Gas Research Institute (CGRI) low NOX burner. The furnace (a facility of the Centre for Advanced Gas Combustion Technology (CAGCT)) was fired with the burner mounted in a sidewall configuration similar to the geometry encountered in steel reheat furnaces. Scale habit, intactness, adhesion and oxidation rates were examined for five grades of steel over a range of stack oxygen concentrations (~0.8% – ~4.3%) and oxygen enrichment levels (0 – 90%) at 1100?C. Steel grade had the largest effect on scaling properties examined in this work. Within the tests for each grade, stack oxygen concentration had the largest effect on the scaling properties while oxygen enrichment level had only a small effect.”