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Main Title Commercial feasibility of an optimum residential oil burner head /
Author Combs, L. P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Okuda, A. S.,
CORP Author Rockwell International, Canoga Park, Calif. Rocketdyne Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 600-2-76-256; R-76-103; EPA-68-02-1888; EPA-ROAP-21BCC-058
Stock Number PB-259 912
OCLC Number 02607657
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Oil burners.
Additional Subjects Air pollution abatement ; Oil burners ; Fabrication ; Design ; Combustion ; Nitrogen oxides ; Fuel economy ; Prototypes ; Sources ; Residential buildings ; Retrofit devices ; Stationary sources
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-256 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/15/2014
EKAM  EPA-600/2-76-256 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 05/10/1997
EKBD  EPA-600/2-76-256 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/20/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-256 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-259 912 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 104 pages : illustrations, graphs, charts ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study of the feasibility of commercializing optimum oil burner head technology developed earlier for EPA. The study included: selecting the best commercial method for fabricating optimum heads; determining that prototype simulated-production heads could reproduce an earlier research head's beneficial results; and testing prototype heads as retrofit devices in two commercial residential furnaces. A one-piece stamped and folded design was evolved and prototype commercial heads were fabricated. Research combustion chamber tests showed these to be equivalent to the earlier research head. Tested as retrofit replacements for stock burner heads in two new warm-air oil furnaces, the prototype heads were found to be operationally satisfactory and potentially durable and long-lived. It was estimated that widespread retrofitting of old residential units could increase mean season-averaged thermal efficiency (averaged over those units retrofitted) by about 5% and simultaneously reduce NOx emissions from these sources by about 20%. Logistics of a retrofit program, training for service personnel, and requirements to ensure meeting codes and standards were not resolved.
Prepared by Rockwell International Corporation, Rocketdyne Division, Canoga Park, Calif., under contract no. 68-02-1888, ROAP no. 21BCC-058, program element no. 1AB014. Includes appendices. Bibliographies: pages 77-78, 91.