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Burners and Flames in Industrial Furnaces

Burners and Flames in Industrial Furnaces A burner is the device used to burn the fuel, with an oxidizer to convert the chemical energy in the fuel into thermal energy. A given combustion system can have a single burner or many burners, depending on the size and type of the application. Burners’ heat (thermal energy) …

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Effective Decision Making for Organizational Performance

Effective Decision Making for Organizational Performance Decision-making is the selection of alternative course of action from available alternatives in order to achieve a given objective. Decision making is a matter of huge responsibility for the management since the performance of the organization heavily depends on the quality of the decisions made. Management of an organization …

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Waste Heat Recovery Technologies

Waste Heat Recovery Technologies Waste heat is the energy which is associated with waste streams of air, exhaust gases, and/or process products which leave a process and enter the atmosphere. It is the energy which is generated in various processes and which is not put into any practical use and is lost or wasted into …

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Rotary Kiln

Rotary Kiln  A rotary kiln is an inclined, rotating cylindrical reactor through which a charge moves continuously. The rotary kiln is a thermal processing furnace used for processing solid materials at extremely high temperatures in order to cause a chemical reaction or physical change. They are normally used to carry out processes such as (i) calcination, …

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Importance of Time in Decision Making

Importance of Time in Decision Making Decision making is one of the most important functions of the management in an organization. Decisions are the essence of management since they have a high impact on all the organizational plans of activities and results. Decision making involves a choice between alternatives. It is the ability to react …

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Fuel Combustion and Heat Transfer in a Furnace

Fuel Combustion and Heat Transfer in a Furnace Heat is needed in a furnace for heating of the furnace charge (material to be heated in the furnace) and sometimes for the chemical reactions. The three sources of heat energy are (i) combustion of fuels, (ii) electric energy, and (iii) chemical energy available through the exothermic …

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Metallurgical Industrial Furnaces

Metallurgical Industrial Furnaces  An industrial furnace is essentially a thermal enclosure and is employed to process raw materials at high temperatures both in solid state and liquid state. The principle objectives of an industrial furnace are (i) to utilize heat efficiently so that losses are minimum, and (ii) to handle the different phases (solid, liquid …

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Eight Disciplines Problem Solving Process

Eight Disciplines Problem Solving Process There are four levels of problems which are generally encountered in an organization. These consist of (i) simple problems which can be solved by an individual, (ii) simple problems for which the answers are known (these can be termed as more like a task than a problem solving effort), (iii) …

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Abnormalities and Failures of Rolling Mill Rolls

Abnormalities and Failures of Rolling Mill Rolls Rolls are changing parts of a rolling mill which are used to reduce the cross section and shape of the material being rolled. They are highly stressed parts of a rolling mill and are subject to wear. They are used both in the flat product mills as well …

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Hoists and Load Lifting Accessories

Hoists and Load Lifting Accessories Lifting and moving of heavy materials from one point to another point in a manufacturing plant requires the use of specialized machinery. Load lifting equipments make material handling easier for the working people. Crane is equipment for the lifting or the lowering a load, and moving it horizontally, in which …

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