A design approach for preventing and solving combustion oscillation problems

Limin Zhou, David W. Herrin, Tianxiang Li

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Combustion oscillations commonly occur in boilers, furnaces, and water heaters. At the present time, there is no systematic process for diagnosing the probable cause of an instability and solving the problem. Moreover, few design guidelines have been presented in the literature for avoiding thermo-acoustic instabilities before they occur. The current paper details steps that can be taken to prevent and diagnose combustion instabilities from the early stages of the design process through production.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASHRAE Transactions - ASHRAE Winter Conference
Number of pages8
EditionPART 1
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 ASHRAE Winter Conference - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jan 18 2014Jan 22 2014

Publication series

NameASHRAE Transactions
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)0001-2505


Conference2014 ASHRAE Winter Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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