Prevention of Residual Oil Combustion Problems by Use of Low Excess Air and Magnesium Additive

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J. T. Reese

Fuels and Combustion Division, Kreisinger Development Laboratory, Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, Conn.

J. Jonakin

Kreisinger Development Laboratory, Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, Conn.

V. Z. Caracristi

Research and Product Development, Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, Conn.

J. Eng. Power 87(2), 229-235 (Apr 01, 1965) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3678175 History: Received July 07, 1964; Online January 10, 2012


High-temperature corrosion from low melting ash deposits, low-temperature corrosion, and low-temperature deposits produced by condensed sulfuric acid are three potential problems associated with residual fuel oil firing in steam generators. This paper discusses test work carried out on a large unit type steam generator in an effort to alleviate these problems through low-excess air operation and the use of a magnesium additive. Results indicate that these two steps are of significant help.

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