What is a process burner?

A process burner is a mechanical device that mixes fuel and air and uses an igniter to offer a platform for combustion.

A process burner is often used as a heat source for a variety of applications. Process burners take in oxygen or air and mix it with a fuel (gas, oil, ethanol,...) This creates a combustible mixture. In most industries, fuels are delivered under high pressure. This makes it possible to burn more and achieve higher output. There are many different process burners. Some can only be turned on and off. This means the burner is on or off at full power.

  • Process burner burning gas

With semi-modulating burners, the fuel supply determines the amount of air required. This means that as more fuel is supplied, the air supply valve also opens further. Modern process burners are standard tuned and a distinction is made between semi-automatic and fully automatic types. Regular maintenance and inspections are necessary to prevent unexpected problems and costs. Regular maintenance by Environ Engineering ensures that your combustion plant is 100% safe and running as efficiently as possible.

  • Process burner inspection

In recent years there have been significant advances in burner technology and associated control mechanisms. These advances have resulted in a high-tech burner that offers the most accurate control of the air/fuel ratio over the burner's combustion range, low air surplus, and an extended turndown ratio with the highest achievable efficiency. Contact Environ Engineering for an upgrade or replacement of your existing industrial burner. In many cases, the life of an older process heating system can be extended by replacing the burners with one of the latest models. 

  • Furnace with process burners

You can also use a process burner that can burn multiple fuels, think gas and oil. This is useful when the gas supply is not constant, or when biogas is produced and is not always available. These types of process burners are called multi-fuel burners. For example, companies that get ethanol as a byproduct can then use that ethanol (in addition to natural gas or oil) as fuel for their process burners to heat their furnace.

  • Process burner at work

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