Advanced nat.gas burner

Heat transfer computer simulations and design of the new type ceramic gas burner employing IR-irradiation effect. The novel gas burner design demonstrated superior efficiencies and advanced customer’s R&D efforts in bringing their new product to the market.

A startup team comprised of talented material scientists and physicists came up with the new concept of capturing residual heat energy of the conventional gas burner thru capturing IR radiation within burner top. Customer’s initial understanding of the burner design was rather empirical and a more thorough numerical simulations research had to be put in place to optimise the burner design.

Burner design optimisation required building up a detailed heat transfer simulations model and optimisation runs with multiple variables, such as

  • heat exchanger dimension and  tube curvature vs ceramic burners size
  • tube diameters of the heat exchanger
  • overall setup-up efficiency
  • bottom-up vs top-down gas flow

A parametric simulations model enabled EnCata to run a large set of computer experiments (more than 500) to help the Client better understand burner physics and provide engineers unequivocal guideline for further burner and heat exchanger design. Following computer simulations, EnCata delivered drawing for burner prototype manufacturing and validation tests.