Thermal Utility Efficiency
The trials that can be carried out are:
• Effect of excess air on fuel consumption:
• Furnace inertia and rate of rise in temperature:
• Fuel consumption reduction with waste heat recovery:
• Fuels savings with enhanced recuperation:
• Estimation of radiation and convection losses:
• Effect of furnace pressure on fuel consumption:
• Determination of furnace heat balance:

The furnace is fired with LPG and circulating water
is used as heating load. The furnace temperature can be
raised upto 900oC and various parameters are monitored
through a data logger and a computer.
The furnace training facility is a comprehensive system with waste heat recovery units and is fully PLC controlled to fully simulate an actual industrial furnace.