News | March 1, 2011

ABB Offers New Beginner's Guide To Optimizing Combustion Of Fuels


Twelve-page guide from ABB provides basic information for optimizing combustion to improve efficiency, lower environmental impact, and reduce downtime. The guide, available only as a downloaded PDF, notes that users can apply this knowledge to:

  • Process heaters for increased throughput
  • Waste incinerators for waste throughput and environmental impact
  • Steam raising for power generation and various industries where fuel efficiency is important.

For this discussion the guide defines combustion as the oxidation of a fuel, mainly hydrocarbon, for the purpose of producing useful heat. It goes on to cover the optimum ratios of air and fuel to maximize efficiency for reduced operating costs and good emmisions control.

The guide continues with an explanation of the role of in-place zirconium oxygen sensors in the furnace and flue. It explains how the sensors work and provides a great deal of application information for interpreting sensor readings.

To download "A beginner's guide to combustion optimization," copy and paste the link provided below into your browser or email and request the guide by title. Or use Iphone app for QR code below to connect to URL.

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About ABB
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people. For more information, visit

SOURCE: ABB Measurement & Analytics

ABB Measurement & Analytics