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1 FTIR Measurement of Gas Composition in Flames

From the UK Office
Contributed by IFRF Director, Neil Fricker
UK, Monday 21st September 2015

Neil1.jpgIn the coming weeks, IFRF will complete its assessment of the application of FTIR Analysers to gas composition measurements in flames. IFRF proposes to host a workshop for FTIR owners and users to share and discuss their experiences with applying this technique to in-flame/in-furnace measurements. IFRF would like to gauge the interest of Members and others interested in participating in such a meeting to be held in Italy towards the beginning of 2016. IFRF also invites expressions of interest in purchasing its FTIR instrument now that the assessment is completed.



2 Roy Paynes death announcement

From the UK Office
Contributed by IFRF Director, Neil Fricker
UK, Monday 21st September 2015

Former IFRF Investigator Roy Payne died on September 1st 2015. He was a longstanding supporter of the IFRF, working at the IFRF’s IJmuiden Research Station in the Netherlands from 1975, and then at EER in California until he retired in 2007. We send our sincere condolences to Roy’s family, friends and colleagues. We will publish an obituary in a future issue of the Monday Night Mail.

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3 GBA-Corona - New AFRC Member

From the USA Office
Contributed by Terry Cross
USA, Monday 21st September 2015

GBA-Corona.jpgThis week we are happy to introduce the new IFRF member: GBA-Corona, which has recently joined the American Flame Research Committee

GBA is an internationally based group of companies. GBA supplies flare equipment to the world’s Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries – UPSTREAM, DOWNSTREAM, OFFSHORE, ONSHORE. GBA will design systems with an OPERATING understanding, and with system VALUE and LONGEVITY as priorities. GBA has been supplying derrick systems (some of the tallest demountable systems in the world; for example, 204 meters) and flare system equipment; flare tips, pilot systems, control and ignition systems, snuffing systems, support stacks and structures, liquid seal drums, knock out drums, since 1972.

When you need to dispose of flammable gases quickly and safely, allow GBA to offer OPTIMIZED solutions for your high pressure and low pressure systems; (a) pressure assisted flares that provide infinite turndown, (b) enclosed ground flares, (c) open ground mounted arrays, (d) steam assist, (e) air assist, (f) burn pit flares, (g) cryogenic flares, and other specialtiy systems.



4 CFD Training for Combustion Engineers

From the Netherlands Office
Contributed by Dr. Ferry Tap, founder of Dacolt
Netherlands, Monday 21st September 2015

NVV Member Dacolt proposes a 3-day training Introduction to turbulent combustion modeling with OpenFOAM® on November 18-20 2015 in Maastricht (The Netherlands). This 3-day training course focuses on (U)RANS modeling and aims to get the participants familiar with the basic theoretical concepts used in turbulent combustion modeling and to provide hands-on exercises to apply the theory in practice. More…..



5 1st International Workshop on Oxy-Fuel Combustion - call for abstracts

From the Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer, RWTH Aachen University
Contributed by Reinhold Kneer
Aachen, Gemany, Monday 21st September 2015

The 1st International Workshop on Oxy-Fuel Combustion is organized by the Collaborative Research Center Oxyflame.

The Collaborative Research Center Oxyflame” is hosting an International Workshop on Oxy-Fuel Combustion on February 10th and 11th, 2016 in Montabaur, Germany. The workshop aims at bringing together everybody involved and interested in oxy-fuel combustion of solid fuels or combustion related heat transfer processes. This event should offer to participants the opportunity to present latest results, discuss current research and research needs related to fundamental questions of oxy-fuel combustion. Read more ...



6 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondant in Australia
From the Sydney, Australia
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Sydney, Saturday 19th September 2015

Patrick Lavery pic.jpgCombustion Industry News brings together interesting and important stories about or affecting the combustion industry, and is collated for the IFRF every fortnight by Patrick Lavery. For each news story cited, a link is provided to the original publication. Where news relates to IFRF Member Organisations, the name of the organisation appears in green with a link to the associated profile page on the IFRF website. Subscription-free article links are given in blue, and subscription-required article links in red.

If you have a news item to share, please contact Patrick Lavery.

Top Story

- Japan secures major Bangladesh project as China probably spurned in geopolitical game

Business Trends

- Argentina hoping to develop viable shale gas industry
- UK shale gas report says tax proceeds should fund CCS development
- Indian government considering raising steel import tariffs to 20% temporarily
- China looks for more technology transfer from the US for green technology

Company and Project News

- BHP Billiton to open global centre on CCS technology with SaskPower as mining company predicts little growth for coal over medium term
- Building of Kenya’s first coal-fired power plant delayed
- Eskom construction worker dies on Kusile plant



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