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Main Title Evaluation of the efficiency of industrial flares : H2S gas mixtures and pilot assisted flares /
Author Pohl, John H. ; Soelberg, N. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Soelberg, N. R.
Tichenor, Bruce A.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600-S2-86-080; EPA 600-2-86-080
Stock Number PB87-102372
OCLC Number 17466306
Subjects Factory and trade waste. ; Hazardous wastes--Incineration.
Additional Subjects Hydrogen sulfide ; Flares ; Industrial plants ; Waste disposal ; Air pollution control ; Performance ; Combustion products ; Gas analysis ; Nitrogen ; Propane ; Flare heads ; Combustion efficiency ; Fuel-air ratio
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=30003TME.PDF
http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=900F0300.PDF
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-86-080 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/17/2010
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-86-080 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/02/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-86-080 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/06/2018
NTIS  PB87-102372 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 3 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract
The report is the fourth in a series on a research program which will result in quantification of emissions from, and efficiencies of, industrial flares. The report gives test data on the combustion efficiency and destruction efficiency of (1) gas mixtures containing H2S, and (2) flare flames with pilotflame stabiliztion. The latest tests, conducted on 3- and 6-in. open pipe flares without aerodynamic flame stabilization devices, led to conclusions including: (1) gas mixtures of H2S/N2 can be stably flared at much lower volumetric gas heating values than can propane/N2 mixtures; (2) destruction and combustion efficiencies greater than 98% are obtained for gas mixtures of H2S/N2 and H2S/propane/N2 when the gas heating value is at least 1.2 times the level required to produce a stable flame; (3) for mixtures containing both H2S and propane, H2S destruction efficiency was consistently higher than propane combustion efficiency; and (4) combustion efficiencies greater than 98% for pilot assisted flares are achieved when the heating value is greater than 1.2 times that required to stabilize the flame.
Notes
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "Dec. 1986." "EPA/600-S2-86-080." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
"The report is the fourth of a series on a research program which will result in quantification of emissions from, and efficiencies of, industrial flares. The report gives test data on the combustion efficiency and destruction efficiency of (1) gas mixtures containing H2S, and (2) flare flames with pilot flame stabilization ... The latest test, conducted on 3- and 6-in[ch] open pipe flares without aerodynamic flame stabilization devices, led to conclusions including: (1) gas mixtures of H2S/N2 can be stably flared at much lower volumetric gas heating values than can propane/N2 mixtures; (2) destruction and combustion efficiencies greater than 98% are obtained for gas mixtures of H2S/N2 and H2S/propane/N2 when the gas heating value is at least 1.2 times the level required to produce a stable flame; (3) for mixtures containing both H2S and propane, H2S destruction efficiency was consistently higher than propane combustion efficiency; and (4) combustion efficiencies grater than 98% for pilot assisted flares are achieved when the heating value is greater than 1.2 times that required to stabilize the flame."--Abstract.