Burner Glossary / Terminology

What is Combustion?

Combustion is a chemical process in which fuel reacts rapidly with oxygen and gives off heat. The fuel can be solid, liquid or gas.

What is Metal Fiber?

In general term, Metal fibers are fibers which are produced from metals.
Our metal fiber mat is made from layered FeCrAlM alloys sintered in ovens at elevated temperature of 1300 oC. Our range of metal fiber have a variety of properties including porosity, air permeability and tensile strength made to suit specific applications. We have more than 10 different type of metal fiber sheets.

Why Choose  MFB-TECH Metal Fiber Burner?

MFB-TECH special application group of metal fibers are sintered with distribution sheet of high temperature steel base (foil). The metal covering the steel base ensures good thermal protection to the burners, this helps to prevent thermal deformation of the burner thus improving the flame distribution, reliability and considerably prolonging the lifetime of the burner. The foil is also perforated in various formats thus incorporating its own distribution sheet.

What are infrared burners?

They are usually designed with stainless steel body or emission ceramic plates. The heat from the combustion is converted into infrared energy by the stainless-steel body or the ceramic plates. MFB-TECH uses special metal fibers, with an undulating surface which creates a far superior infrared efficiency along with giving increased durability compared to the fragile ceramic plaques normally used.

What is Low NOx?

The average emission factor for an uncontrolled combustion is between 80 – 120 ppm; for a low-NOx combustion, it is around 40 ppm.

What is Ultra low NOx?

The emission factor for a low-NOx combustion is around 40 ppm; for Ultra low-NOx combustion, it is less than 15 ppm.

MFB-TECH Low NOx range

Our burner typically has a NOx rating of around 10 ppm while maintaining good CO and CO2 emission level. Our Cylindrical burners can also achieve less than 10 ppm with slightly higher O2 levels.

What is Thermal NOx?

Thermal NOx refers to NO and/or NO2 that are produced during a combustion process. Nitrogen and Oxygen combines to form NOx in significant amount when the combustion temperature reaches 1600 OC

How can Thermal NOx be reduced?

In combustion application, Thermal NOx can be reduced with either post-combustion technology or pre-combustion technology. Post combustion technology also known as catalytic reduction breaks down the NOx formed in the exhaust gases. Pre-combustion technology prevents the NOx formation by either staging the combustion process or recirculate the flue gas into the combustion process (FGR).