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Zeeco Inc. | Date: 2017-04-12

A burner apparatus for a furnace system and a method of burner operation wherein a non-symmetrical positioning of one combustion fuel discharge tip or a grouping of fuel discharge tips within the burner wall produces side-by-side lean and fuel rich combustion stage zones and also produces internal flue gas recirculation.


Patent
Zeeco Inc. | Date: 2016-01-08

A burner apparatus for a fired-heater system and a method of burner operation wherein the burner fuel is ejected outside of the burner wall from a surrounding fuel discharge ring, or from a lateral elongate ejection bar in the case of a flat flame burner, to a combustion zone projecting from the forward end of burner wall. The burner apparatus and method reduce NO_(x )production by a combination of enhanced internal flue gas recirculation and staged fuel operation.


News Article | July 27, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Global manufacturer of combustion and environmental equipment Zeeco, Inc., announced the launch of a new system for real-time industrial flare monitoring. The FlareGuardian™ direct, remote flare monitoring system meets key U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for ensuring flares such as those used in a typical petroleum refinery meet mandated emission standards and operate as efficiently as possible. “The industry has long recognized the known shortcomings of indirect flare monitoring methods, and that knowledge, combined with the new EPA standards and a compliance deadline of January 2019 drove the development of a new flare combustion efficiency (CE) measurement and monitoring meth-od,” said Brian Duck, Global Business Manager – Flare Systems at Zeeco, Inc. “This technology can be used to directly, autonomously, and continuously measure CE and smoke levels in real time,” Duck said, “It’s a significant improvement over other methods available.” This new method for flare monitoring has been proven accurate through a series of large-scale valida-tion tests. The technology, known as Video Imaging Spectro-Radiometry (VISR), is an advanced multi-spectral Infrared (IR) imager that directly and remotely monitors flare performance. In addition to the measurement of CE, VISR also measures and reports the level of smoke in the flare flame regardless of day or night to provide the flare operator with a real-time tool to optimize flare performance, resulting in less assist fuel consumption, more efficient combustion, and lower overall flare emissions. “Unlike other emission sources, combustion in an industrial flare occurs in open air, so it does not allow for a practical method to directly monitor post-combustion flare emissions,” said Darton Zink, President and CEO of Zeeco, Inc. “To create a practical method for highly accurate, real-time monitoring, Zeeco, Inc. developed FlareGuardian, a patented direct flare monitoring system using VISR technology,” Zink said. Previously, flare operators have been limited to indirect flare monitoring options including Gas Chromatograph (GC), calorimeters, flare gas flow meters and monitoring, and steam / air controls. Now, the maintenance and calibration-free ZEECO® FlareGuardian offers an alternative direct monitoring system that eliminates the ongoing maintenance and operational costs inherent to indirect monitoring methods and can be installed while the flare is in-service. Cost savings vary depending on the current indirect monitoring method employed, but in many cases operators can save more than 50% of the capital, operation, and maintenance costs over the life of the equipment. About Zeeco, Inc. Zeeco is a privately held company founded in 1979 and is a recognized worldwide leader in combustion and environmental solutions. Zeeco designs and manufactures industrial combustion and pollution con-trol technologies for the refining, petrochemical, production, power, and pharmaceutical industries. Zeeco’s product lines include ultra-low emission burners, gas and liquid flaring systems, vapor control and recovery systems, and hazardous waste incineration. Zeeco’s corporate headquarters cover more than 250 acres near Tulsa, OK, in a modern debt-free facility that includes a 100,000 square-foot (9,290 m2) manufacturing facility and one of the industry’s largest ISO certified combustion research and test-ing facilities. Zeeco has more than 20 global offices and manufactures equipment on multiple conti-nents. More information is available on our website: zeeco.com


Smith S.,Zeeco Inc.
Emerging Technologies in Clean Energy for the 21st Century 2015 - Topical Conference at the 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety | Year: 2015

In a 2012 report by the EPA's Flare Review Panel, regulations for flares that tended to operate outside their stable flame envelope were expanded to include limits on velocity as a function of net heating value. EPA regulations do not currently allow sonic velocity flares to be permitted and operated without first performing an alternate means of emissions limitation test to validate destruction efficiencies. Existing regulations affect the application of multi-point staged flares since these flares operate at sonic exit velocities that exceed the maximum exit velocity requirements cited in 40 CFR 60.18 and 40 CFR 63.11(b) and applicable state regulations. Over the years, Zeeco has conducted numerous destruction efficiency tests on its multi-point sonic flares. All of these tests demonstrated high destruction efficiency at velocities exceeding the EPA's limits. The purpose of these tests, performed at Zeeco's industrial-scale combustion test facility near Tulsa, Oklahoma, was to validate sonic tips for more applications using an expanded range of gases and conditions. Extractive sampling was used to measure the emissions from the exhaust plume at staging and de-staging pressures. The extracted gas concentrations were used to calculate the destruction efficiency of the multi-point sonic flare tips at each test point. Even with sonic gas exit velocities, the Zeeco-designed sonic flare tips maintained high destruction efficiency. Despite pressure from both end users and regulators, Zeeco's flare burner tests and results have been maintained internally. This paper will present those results to the industry for the first time. © Copyright 2015 Zeeco, Inc.


Reed S.D.,Zeeco Inc.
Proceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition | Year: 2012

The new 2012 EPA Oil and Natural Gas Air pollution standards, enacted April 17, 2012, are designed to reduce harmful emissions of VOCs from hydraulically fractured wells. VOCs in the presence of sunlight promote the formation of smog (grade-level ozone) near areas where oil and gas production occurs. The four-targeted areas of VOC reduction in oil and gas production will affect some 25,000 wells per year as well as storage tanks and other processing equipment. Flare systems are proposed as one of the preferred control devices to meet these new regulations. Complicating the hydraulic fracturing production picture further, the industry expects new EPA flare regulations to be proposed shortly. These regulations are currently under review with public comment underway via the TCEQ and EPA Flare Stakeholder Task Force. This paper will address specifics of both new regulations and provide guidance for cost-efficient and effective flare system designs. Copyright 2012, Society of Petroleum Engineers.


Patent
Zeeco Inc. | Date: 2012-11-09

A burner apparatus for a furnace system and a method of burner operation. The burner has a series of fuel ejection structures which at least partially surround the burner wall for ejecting fuel into a combustion region projecting from the forward end of the burner wall. The ejection structures preferably eject fuel outside of the burner wall at alternating angles. Further, the burner apparatus preferably includes at least one additional series of fuel ejection structures which is spaced radially outward from the first series of ejection structures.


Patent
Zeeco Inc. | Date: 2014-06-09

A burner apparatus for a furnace system and a method of burner operation wherein a non-symmetrical positioning of one combustion fuel discharge tip or a grouping of fuel discharge tips within the burner wall produces side-by-side lean and fuel rich combustion stage zones and also produces internal flue gas recirculation.


A burner apparatus for a fired heating system and a method of burner operation. The burner provides stable operation when burning gas fuels having heating values ranging from low to high and accommodates sudden wide changes in the Wobbe value of the fuel delivered to the burner. The burner apparatus includes a plurality of exterior fuel ejectors and has an exterior notch which extends around the burner wall for receiving and combusting a portion of the gas fuel. At least a portion of the hot combustion product gas produced in the exterior notch is delivered through channels formed in the burner wall to the combustion area at the forward end of the burner. As the Wobbe value of the gas fuel decreases, one or more outer series of addition ejectors can be automatically activated as needed to maintain the amount of heat output desired.


Trademark
Zeeco Inc. | Date: 2015-11-24

Combustion equipment, namely, low NOx burners for refinery, chemical, gas plant, pipeline, and power generation applications.


Trademark
Zeeco Inc. | Date: 2012-05-08

Combustion equipment, namely, gas burners for industrial use; gas burner systems, namely, low NOx burners for refinery, chemical, gas plant, pipeline, and power generation applications; process flares; process flare systems, namely, smokeless flares, air assisted flares, ground flares, pit flares, offshore platform flares; incinerators; incinerator systems, namely, vapor and liquid incinerators, with or without heat recovery, halogenated incinerators, for the petroleum, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and general manufacturing industries; with one or more of the following - gas burners, gas pilot lights, gas igniters, associated controls, combustion air handling equipment, namely, fans, dampers and ducts, combustion air pre-heaters, non-metal piping and flue gas handling equipment, namely, hot fans, dampers and ducts, all sold as a unit; parts or replacement parts for all of the aforesaid goods, namely, burner tips, pilots, venturis and cones; components for all the aforesaid goods, namely, burners and flare tips.

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