Description

Furnaces sit at the core of all branches of manufacture and industry, so it is vital
that these are designed and operated safely and effi-ciently. This reference provides
all of the furnace theory needed to ensure that this can be executed successfully on
an industrial scale.

Industrial and Process Furnaces: Principles, 2nd Edition provides comprehensive
coverage of all aspects of furnace operation and design, including topics essential
for process engineers and operators to better understand furnaces. This includes:
the combustion process and its control, furnace fuels, efficiency, burner design
and selection, aerodynamics, heat release profiles, furnace atmosphere, safety
and emissions. These elements and more are brought together to illustrate how to
achieve optimum design and operation, with real-world case studies to showcase
their application.

Key Features

  • Up-to-date and comprehensive reference encompassing not only best practice of operation but the essential elements of furnace theory and design, essential to anyone working with furnaces, ovens and combustion-based systems.
  • More case studies, more worked examples.
  • New material in this second edition includes further application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), with additional content on flames and burners, costs, efficiencies and future trends.

Readership

Professional engineers (chemical, mechanical, power, process, HVAC, environmental), designers, production staff who use heat and combustion as part of a process Advanced students of Chemical, Mechanical and Powever Engineering (as a reference) dealing with energy conversion/thermal engineering.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Foreword to Second Edition

Foreword to First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to First Edition

Acknowledgements

List of Figures

List of Tables

Chapter 1. Introduction

Abstracts

1.1 What is a Furnace?

1.2 Where are Furnaces Used? Brief Review of Current Furnace Applications and Technology

1.3 Drivers for Improved Efficiency

1.4 Concluding Remarks

References

Chapter 2. The Combustion Process

Abstracts

2.1 Simple Combustion Chemistry

2.2 Combustion Calculations

2.3 Chemical Reaction Kinetics

2.4 The Physics of Combustion

Nomenclature for Chapter 2

References for Chapter 2

Chapter 3. Fuels for Furnaces

Abstract

3.1 Gaseous Fuels

3.2 Liquid Fuels

3.3 Solid Fuels

3.4 Waste Fuels

3.5 Choice of Fuel

3.6 Safety

3.7 Emissions

Nomenclature

References

Solid Fuel Bibliography

Chapter 4. An Introduction to Heat Transfer in Furnaces

Abstract

4.1 Conduction

4.2 Convection

4.3 Radiation

4.4 Electrical Heating

Nomenclature

References

Chapter 5. Flames and Burners for Furnaces

Abstract

5.1 Types of Flame

5.2 Function of a Burner and Basics of Burner Design

5.3 Gas Burners

5.4 Oil Burners

5.5 Pulverised Coal Burners

5.6 Furnace Aerodynamics

5.7 Combustion System Scaling

5.8 Furnace Noise

Nomenclature for Chapter 5

References for Chapter 5

Chapter 6. Combustion and Heat Transfer Modelling

Abstract

6.1 Physical Modelling

6.2 Mathematical Modelling

6.3 Application of Modelling to Furnace Design

Nomenclature

References

Chapter 7. Fuel Handling Systems

Abstract

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Details

No. of pages:
676
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080993782
Print ISBN:
9780080993775
Print ISBN:
9780081013151

Reviews

"The goal is not to explain how to design any particular furnace, but to introduce a more scientific approach to furnace design than the traditional methods of scaling from the previous design…For the second edition, they respond  to reader requests by discussing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling at greater length and demonstrating its application in a new chapter profiling real furnace projects."--ProtoView.com, January 2014