American Flame Research Committee (AFRC) Symposium

October 10-12, 2021

The Whitehall
Houston, TX

AFRC 2021 Symposium Now Offered In Person & Virtually

Update from AFRC Chairman, Vance Varner:

After great consideration, the AFRC team has decided to go forward with the 2021 Symposium as a hybrid event. This means that people can attend in person, which is what is greatly preferred; however, with some company policies and personal preferences not allowing that, people can attend virtually. We recognize that these are difficult times and need to be flexible. We believe in the quality of the papers and information to be presented and want to make sure people can still attend and interact. Obviously not as effective as in person, but better than just reading a paper.

This is a compromise, but the other alternative would be to cancel the event – NO ONE wanted to do that.

If you are interested in this event, please make every effort to attend in person. As a last resort, the virtual platform will be available. Hope to see you soon.

Registration Information

2021 Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 10th 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Monday, October 11th 2021
7:00 am
REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 am - 8:00 am
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
MORNING PRESENTATIONS
8:00 am - 8:30 am
OPENING REMARKS
ClearSign EyeTM Pilot Sensor Analysis and Demonstration
  • Jared Simon, Clearsign Technologies Corporation
High-Temperature Multi-Process Sensor Development and Demonstration at a Full-scale PC Combustion System
The ClearSign CoreTM Process Burner: Technology Development, and Field Results
  • Jeff Lewallen, ClearSign Technologies Corporation
Characterizing Combustion Kinetics in a Miniature Thermal Oxidizer
A 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamic Model to Enhance Efficiency and Predict NOx Formation in Once-Through Steam Generators
  • Mario Forcinito, AP-Dynamics, Inc.
Ultrasonically Induced Cavitation to enhance Oxidative Desulfurization of HFO, optimum reactor design
  • Gianmaria Viviconte, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LUNCH
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS
Hardening of Arches for Commercial Simulation of Industrial Flares: A Second Program Update
  • Marc Cremer, Reaction Engineering International
Solving Noise Problems in the Process Industry
Model Based Assessment of the Novel Use of Sour Water Stripper Vapor for NOx Control in CO Boilers
  • Marc Cremer, Reaction Engineering International
Experimental Study on the Swirling Flame Combustion of Heavy Fuel Oil/Water Emulsion
  • William Roberts, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Kinetics Mechanism of Asphaltenes and Resins Fractions Liquid-Phase Pyrolysis
  • Elia Colleoni, Politecnico di Milano
Experimental Investigation of Soot Formation in Inverse Co-Flow Flames at High Pressure
  • William Roberts, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Tuesday, October 12th 2021
7:30 am - 8:30 am
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
MORNING PRESENTATIONS
High Performance Air-Assisted Flare Design for Low Waste Gases Flow Conditions
A Bayesian Approach to Quantifying the Uncertainty of Combustion Efficiency Measurements in Flares
  • Jebin Elias, University of Utah, Department of Chemical Engineering
Remotely Monitoring Flare Combustion Zone Net Heating Value
  • Yousheng Zeng, Providence Photonics
High Hydrogen Fuels in Fired Heaters
Extreme Low Emissions Combustion
The Use of Hydrogen for High Temperature Industrial Heating
  • Dave Schalles, Bloom Engineering Co. Inc.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LUNCH
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS
Special Session on Thermal Oxidizers (Part 1)
A Comprehensive Overview of Thermal Oxidizers
  • John Sudnick, Project Integration, Inc.
Design Considerations for Thermal Oxidizers; Applicability of API-560
Application Existing Industrial Standards (API, ASME, NFPA, ASTM) to Thermal Oxidizer Design and Minimum Safety Margins
DISCUSSION TIME
Special Session on Thermal Oxidizers (Part 2)
Control/Safeguarding of Thermal Oxidizers; Low-NOx Considerations
  • Adam Bader, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion
Environmental Emissions and Perational Flexibility Considerations
  • Christopher Sandell, Greens Combustion
Operation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting: End-User Perspective
  • Valerie Monical, Ascend Performance Materials
DISCUSSION TIME
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm
CLOSING REMARKS
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
SYMPOSIUM DINNER

REGISTER TO ATTEND IN PERSON

Registration Fees:
  • $465 per person
Fee includes:
  • Admission to all Symposium sessions
  • AFRC Business Meeting
  • Welcome reception on Sunday, October 10
  • Continental Breakfast and Breaks each day
  • Lunch on Monday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 12
  • Dinner on Tuesday, October 12
  • Access to papers online after the Symposium concludes
REGISTER TO
ATTEND IN PERSON

REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY

Registration Fees:
  • $465 per person
Fee includes:
  • Virtual Admission to all Symposium sessions
  • AVirtual FRC Business Meeting
  • Access to papers online after the Symposium concludes
REGISTER TO
ATTEND VIRTUALLY

Download the 2021 AFRC Industrial Combustion Symposium Brouchure.

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The AFRC organization cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID while traveling to/from or at the event. Therefore, if you choose to attend, you may be exposing yourself and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID. With this understanding you are accepting this risk and releasing and waiving your right to bring any suit against AFRC (including officers, organizers, event location, etc.) in connecting with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID.

The Venue

Hotel

We have made arrangements for a discounted group rate of $145 + tax at the THE WHITEHALL HOTEL . Use the link below to make reservations directly with the hotel.

Note, rooms are limited at these rates so be sure to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Please book your room within our block listed below as it enables us to keep costs low for attendees.


Room Rate

$145 + tax

Discounted parking

$6/day for AFRC registrants

The hotel cutoff date for reservations at the discounted rate is September 11, 2021.

Make Your Hotel Reservation

SPONSORS

The AFRC organization cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID while traveling to/from or at the event. Therefore, if you choose to attend, you may be exposing yourself and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID. With this understanding you are accepting this risk and releasing and waiving your right to bring any suit against AFRC (including officers, organizers, event location, etc.) in connecting with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID.