Development and technology transfer of the BNL flame quality indicator for oil-fired applications: Project report

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The purpose of a flame quality indicator is to continuously and closely monitor the quality of the flame to determine a heating system`s operating performance. The most efficient operation of a system is achieved under clean burning conditions at low excess air level. By adjusting a burner to function in such a manner, monitoring the unit to maintain these conditions can be accomplished with a simple, cheap and reliable device. This report details the development of the Flame Quality Indicator (FQI) at Brookhaven National Laboratory for residential oil-heating equipment. It includes information on the initial testing of the original design, ... continued below

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Butcher, T.A.; Litzke, Wai Lin & McDonald, R.J. September 1, 1994.

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The purpose of a flame quality indicator is to continuously and closely monitor the quality of the flame to determine a heating system`s operating performance. The most efficient operation of a system is achieved under clean burning conditions at low excess air level. By adjusting a burner to function in such a manner, monitoring the unit to maintain these conditions can be accomplished with a simple, cheap and reliable device. This report details the development of the Flame Quality Indicator (FQI) at Brookhaven National Laboratory for residential oil-heating equipment. It includes information on the initial testing of the original design, field testing with other cooperating organizations, changes and improvements to the design, and finally technology transfer and commercialization activities geared towards the development of commercially available products designed for the oil heat marketplace. As a result of this work, a patent for the technology was obtained by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Efforts to commercialize the technology have resulted in a high level of interest amongst industry members including boiler manufacturers, controls manufacturers, oil dealers, and service organizations. To date DOE has issued licenses to three different manufacturers, on a non-exclusive basis, to design, build, and sell FQIs.

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  • Other: DE95013593
  • Report No.: BNL--61860
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • DOI: 10.2172/113696 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 113696
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623304

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Butcher, T.A.; Litzke, Wai Lin & McDonald, R.J. Development and technology transfer of the BNL flame quality indicator for oil-fired applications: Project report, report, September 1, 1994; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623304/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.