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Past AFRC Meetings

Location:

Sheraton Kauai Resort
2440 Hoonani Road Poipu Beach
Koloa, Hawaii
USA

When:

Sunday September 22, 2013 - Wednesday September 25, 2013

Meeting Agenda

Publications:

Optimizing the Retrieval of Molecular Concentrations from the Remote Measurements of Flare Emission
Raphael Panfili - Spectral Sciences, Inc.

Preliminary Analysis of Combustion Noise Generated by Burners in Cracking Furnaces
Grazyna Petela - Nova Sciences

Progress and Recent Advances Using Electrodynamic Combustion Control (ECC)
Joseph Colannino - ClearSign Combustion Corporation

Predicting Detailed Product Distributions for Pyrolysis of Diverse Forms of Biomass
Stephen Niksa - Niksa Energy Associates

Advanced Design Optimization of Combustion Equipment for BioEnergy Systems Using Sculptor w. CFD Tools
Mark Landon - Optimal Solutions

Influence of Phosphorus on Potassium during Co-combustion of Wheat Straw with Municipal Sewage Sludge
Qiangqiang Ren - Chinese Ac. Sci.

The World?s First Flameless Crude Heater
William C. Gibson, Marianne Zimola - Great Southern Group

Oxy-Flameless Combustion Heaters for Refinery Process
William C. Gibson, Marianne Zimola - Great Southern Group

21 Years of Real World Low NOx Injection (?LNI?)
John Newby - Fives North American Combustion, Inc.

Combustion Application Experience with Highly Vitiated Air Burners
David Schalles - Bloom Engineering Company, Inc.

Flameless Oxidation in a Wide Variety of Applications
Joachim Wu?nning, Enrico Cresci - WS Inc.

Lang Process Carbon Capture Technology
Jerry Lang - JLCC, Inc.

Basic Ground Flare Noise Propagation
Bryan Beck - UOP Callidus

Early-stage Development of an Advanced Industrial Scale Multipoint Flare Burner
Matt Martin - UOP Callidus

Ultra-Low NOx Thermal Oxidizer Burner
Kurt Kraus - UOP Callidus

Evaluation of a Technical Basis for Setting Firebox Pressure Oscillation Alarm in Fired Heaters
Jamal Jamaluddin - Shell Global Solutions (US)

Evaluating High Temperature Oxy-Natural Gas Retrofit of a Coal-fired Boiler
Bradley Adams - Reaction Engineering

A Novel Fuel-Flexible Combustor for Industrial Applications
Yonas Niguse, Ajay Agrawal, William Cox, Robert Taylor - University of Alabama

Achieving Ultra-Low NOx Emissions in Methanol Downfired Reformer Applications
Rex Isaacs - Zeeco, Inc

Improved Burner Air Inlet Design & Control
Erwin Platvoet, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion

Practical Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Industrial Combustion Applications
Kevin Anderson - Coen Division, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion

Process Heater Firebox Design Considerations for Optimal Burner Performance
Erwin Platvoet - John Zink Hamworthy Combustion

Analysis of the Wind Effects on a Multi-field LNG Ground Flare
Joseph D. Smith - Missouri S&T

Perfomance Test of Steam - Assisted and Pressure Assisted Ground Flare Burner Arrays with Passive FTIR
Scott Evans, Dan Pearson - Clean Air Engineering; Ruth Cade--Marathon Petroleum

Proof of Concept Test for a Real-Time Flare Combustion Efficiency Monitor
Yousheng Zeng - Providence Phototonics

Use of Variable Frequency Drives for Better Destruction Efficiency of Air Assisted Flares
Greg Seefeldt - Zeeco Inc.

Controlling Steam-Assisted Flare Operations in Light of Federal Regulations
Philip Smith - University of Utah

Modeling Combustion Efficiency for Industrial Flares: Implementation of RCCE in LES for a better CE prediction
Jeremy Thornock - University of Utah

Predictive Flare Vent Gas Net Heating Value Through Determination of Average Molecular Weight
Troy Boley - Sage Environmental Consulting

Pilot Scale Facility Contributions to Development Efforts for OxyCombustion for Steam Power Plants
Carl Edberg - Alstom Power

Comparison of Local and Global Combustion Efficiencies for the TCEQ 2010 Flare Study Air-Assisted Flare using High Performance Computing
Michal Hradisky - University of Utah

Analysis of Combustion Efficiencies for Industrial Steam-Assisted Flares
Kevin Marr - Exponent, Inc.

Special Colloquium* - All Talk and No Do! Why No Reported Successes in Optimizing Industrial Flare CEs & DREs by Automatic Control to the Incipient Smoke Point?
Jim Seebold - Chevron (Retired)

The Road to Single Digit NOx for Oilfield Once-Through Steam Generators
John Nowakowski - Fives North American Combustion, Inc.

Evaluating the NOx Performance of a Steam Generator for Heavy Oil Production
Jennifer Spinti - University of Utah

Detecting Flame Instability and/or Loss of Flame in Fired Heaters using Advanced Pressure Diagnostics
Randy Stier - Valero, John Miller - Emerson

Experimental Study on Preheating & Combustion Characteristics of Pulverized Anthracite Coal
Jianguo Zhu - Chinese Academy of Sci.

Flame Temperature and Species Calculations with an Excel/VBA Computer Code
David Lilley - Lilley & Associates

Ash Deposition Modeling Applied to Coal and Biomass Co-firing
Bradley Adams - Reaction Engineering

Char Burnout Kinetics in an Entrained Flow Reactor
Mazdak Kebria - University of California, Irvine

Application of Advanced 2-D TDLAS Diagnostics for the Optimization of Combustion in Steam Methane Reformers
Andrew Sappey - ZOLO Tech

Linde's Combustion Test Facility
Andrew Richardson, Goutam Shahani - Linde Group

Solid Fuel to Natural Gas Conversions for Existing Boiler Applications
Bill Gurski - Zeeco, Inc.