New advanced box heater for testing of Ethylene Furnace Burners.
Overall dimension of mm 2570 x 4600 x 14695H lined with 200mm of ceramic fiber/castable.
In 2020, International Combustion Equipment S.r.l., despite the uncertainties caused by COVID 19 pandemic and Oil & Gas sector overall difficulties, has took the decision to make the biggest R&D investment in his almost-40 years history.
In His testing facility in Cremosano (Italy), already a point of excellence known worldwide between the Oil & Gas Linked Companies, ICE S.r.l. is building one of the biggest and technologically advanced testing furnaces, capable to reach approx. 10MW heat liberation overall.
This heater is specifically designed for testing of multiple burners for Ethylene Cracking Process Heaters for refineries but has been designed to be easily re-adapted to serve a variety of different applications, a paramount importance parameter in a testing furnace.
A key aspect of this New Heater is that it has been designed together with ICE S.r.l. Clients inputs – well known licensors of Ethylene Processes – so to be as much close to market requirement as possible.
This new asset will allow ICE to open new market sectors where the Firing Tests in peculiar arrangements (typically multi-burners firing arrangements) is an essential requirement of ICE S.r.l. Clients and Technology Providers.
This Furnace capable to test more than one burner simultaneously, i.e. :
- 2 up firing + 2 sidewall firing burners (also called ‘balcony burners’)
- 2 up firing + 4 radiant wall firing burners
The above, combined with ICE S.r.l. testing rig ancillary (ID/FD air fans & preheaters, fuels mixer skids, measuring Instruments for flue gases, etc.), gives the possibility to simulate field operating conditions and allows Refinery Owners, Heater Manufacturers / Designers, EPC Contractors or Engineering Companies to evaluate possible interactions between flames of different burners.
This New Heater is equipped with several sample ports at different elevations for different kind of measures:
- Visual check of flame
- CO probing form flame dimensional reading
- Heat flux measurement
Dedicated modular cooling system has been previewed on this test bench to achieve the widest possible elasticity in heating power released.
This new asset will be completed and operative by end of June 2021