The transformation and/or replacement of burners in the hotel sector can provide a considerable reduction in energy costs in addition to extra operational safety. This article sets out a range of proposals for techniques to improve energy efficiency through which the burner and generator fulfil three basic requirements: increased performance, reduced emissions and operational security.

Combustion is a chemical reaction between oxygen and an oxidising agent, accompanied by a release of energy. This energy release is then carried in a liquid or steam phase to be used by the boiler. The ultimate goal of combustion is, of course, to achieve greater performance and at the same time to maximise safety and minimise pollutant emissions.

The aim is to find a balance between performance and emissions. This compromise between performance and emissions by making the correct adjustment over the time the air and fuel mixes can be carried out by burners that control the mixture mechanically or by burners with a digital mixture control.

Article published in: FuturENERGY September 2014