II Seminario Internacional Sobre el Uso Eficiente de la Energía Térmica en la Industria

La Red Incombustion agradece a las empresas e instituciones que asistieron al Segundo seminario internacional sobre el uso eficiente de la energía térmica, para nosotros es de gran importacia matener una interacción con las empresas e instituciones que componen el ecosistema de la gestion y uso eficente de la energía en la industria, los invitamos a que continuemos fortaleciendo lazos de cooperación para impactar cada vez más con en estos temas

Effect of the burner position on an austenitizing process in a walking-beam type reheating furnace


An analysis of the effect of burner location on the performance of a walking-beam type reheating furnace for an austenitizing process is presented in this work. Four configurations were evaluated, where the main difference was the position of four high-speed self-recuperative burners. The analysis was done through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, using a set of models suitable, and previously validated, to consider combustion, heat transfer, and billet heating, all in a 3D steady-state calculation.

DECOG - A dual fuel engine micro-cogeneration model: Development and calibration

The use of gaseous fuels in compression ignition (CI) engines for cogeneration allows diesel substitution and particulate matter reduction, however, power efficiency is reduced while CO and THC emissions are increased at part-load conditions. The development of micro-cogeneration systems based on dual fuel engines requires the actual heat recovery estimation, which in turn depends on the power efficiency in all operating range. In this paper, the development of a dual-fuel engine cogeneration model (DECOG) based on International Energy Agency-Annex 42 methodology is presented.

Experimental Evaluation of the Surface-Stabilized Combustion of a Confined Porous Inert Media Burner

This paper presents an experimental study of the characteristic parameters of the surface-stabilized combustion of a confined porous media burner with premixed methane/air flames. Parameters such as the stability range, emissions, and temperature profile of the confined porous medium were evaluated using a burner with geometric features that resulted in gas recirculation due to backward-facing step flows. An analysis of the flame morphology using the OH-planar laser-induced fluorescence technique was also conducted to determine the flame height with respect to the porous medium surface.

The effect of natural gas composition and atmospheric humidity on premixed combustion across the regions of Colombia

As a tropical and highly mountainous country, Colombia has varying levels of atmospheric humidity across its regions. These humidity levels affect combustion parameters in premixed combustion systems such as laminar burning velocity, adiabatic flame temperature, and pollutant emissions. The greatest effect of water in the reaction zone is the reduction of NOx formation (at equilibrium) by up to 40% through the thermal mechanism for lean mixtures. The laminar burning velocity is reduced by up to 25% at an equivalence ratio of 0.5 and a molar moisture content of 3.5%.

Measurement and control of natural gas mass flow in a dual-fuel engine operating at partial load through sonic nozzles

In this paper, the part load operation of a dual fuel engine operating at 1500 m above sea level and its control using sonic flow meters for natural gas fuelling are presented. Dual fuel operation was established by retrofitting the intake system of a commercial Diesel engine with a port-injected gaseous fuels system, which was comprised by calibrated orifices working under sonic flow conditions. Natural gas mass flow rates throughout the orifices were estimated assuming the isentropic one-dimensional theory for perfect gases.

Operation of a Spark Ignition Engine With High Compression Ratio Using Biogas Blended With Natural Gas, Propane, and Hydrogen

This research evaluated the operational conditions for a diesel engine with high compression ratio (CR) converted to spark ignition (SI), under stable combustion conditions close to the knocking threshold. The main fuel used in the engine was biogas, which was blended with natural gas, propane, and hydrogen.

Effect of equivalence ratio on knocking tendency in spark ignition engines fueled with fuel blends of biogas, natural gas, propane and hydrogen

This research evaluates the effect of the equivalence ratio on knocking tendency in two Spark Ignition (SI) engines fueled with gaseous fuels. A Lister Petter TR2 Diesel engine(TR2) converted to SI was used to evaluate the equivalence ratio effect when the engine was fueled with fuel blends of biogas, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen. A Cooperative Fuel Research (CFR) engine was used to study the effect of equivalence ratio on the Critical Compression Ratio (CCR) which is a metric to evaluate the knocking tendency of gaseous fuels.

Strategies to improve the performance of a spark ignition engine using fuel blends of biogas with natural gas, propane and hydrogen

This work presents the strategies applied to improve the performance of a spark ignition (SI) biogas engine. A diesel engine with a high compression ratio (CR) was converted to SI to be fueled with gaseous fuels. Biogas was used as the main fuel to increase knocking resistance of the blends. Biogas was blended with natural gas, propane, and hydrogen to improve fuel combustion properties. The spark timing (ST) was adjusted for optimum generating efficiencies close to the knocking threshold. The engine was operated on each blend at the maximum output power under stable combustion conditions.