Industrial manufacturers are facing more pressure to incorporate sustainable practices into their thermal production processes. There are government regulations to factor in, which are becoming more common globally to combat climate change. Some manufacturers may even institute their own rules for sustainability to reduce the environmental impact of their processes. Zero carbon and low emissions are great goals for industrial manufacturers who want to help the environment, and Honeywell burner valves are just one part of this equation. This article will dive into how burner valves work and how Honeywell burner valves are environmentally friendly.
What Are Burner Valves?
Burner valves are devices that are attached to the main gas line. When they are switched on, gas flows into a tube and mixes with air, creating the appropriate combustion mix. Burners produce a specific flame and heat-release pattern. It’s essential to choose the right burner for your particular application. Burner valves are necessary devices on any burner, which includes a variety of different types:
- Cold air (ambient air): the kind of burner most people are familiar with, including burners found on gas ranges and furnaces.
- Hot air (recuperative): this type of burner uses a central heat exchanger to preheat the incoming combustion air.
- Regenerative: use a pair of burners that alternate between firing and exhausting.
- Oxy-fuel: burner that uses pure oxygen instead of combustion air to burn with the fuel.
Understanding Industrial Burners
Burners are commonly used in industrial settings for heating purposes. They can supply thermal energy or generate steam. They can also be used for welding, heating liquids, creating chemical reactions, melting metals, providing heat to boiler systems, recycling, and glass blowing. To better understand burners and how they can be environmentally friendly, you have first to understand how they work and the role that the burner valve plays. Since the valve provides the on/off switch for the burner, it plays a vital part in how green a burner can be.
Different Types of Honeywell Burner Valves Offered
Just like there are many different types of burners, there is also a wide range of burner valves to go with them. At Lindberg Process, we offer a variety of Honeywell burner valves to choose from. Deciding on which type of burner is best for your needs will depend on what kind of burner you have and the application. Each of these Honeywell burner valves has a unique component that makes them environmentally friendly. The Honeywell valves sold at Lindberg Process include:
- Gas Electro-Mechanical Valves
- Electro-Mechanical Oil Shut-Off Valves
- Electro-Pneumatic Gas Shut Off Valves
- Electro-Pneumatic Oil Shut Off Valves
- Series CV & BV Butterfly Valves
- Micro Ratio Valves
- SMARTLINK® MRV Electronic Ratio Valves
- Control valves RV
- Control valves with solenoid valve RVS
What Makes a Burner Valve Environmentally Friendly?
So, now that we know what makes up a burner and a burner valve and the diverse kinds offered, we can explore how a burner valve can be environmentally friendly. Honeywell makes several different types of valves that provide a sustainable solution for industrial thermal processing. Thanks to Honeywell’s commitment to offering a wide range of products, most valves should meet any manufacturing local or federal requirements. Below we will explore these different valves and their components.
Light Duty Safety Shut-off Valves
The light-duty safety shut-off valves are double block valves used to control gaseous fluids in appliances, such as gas-fired power burners, atmospheric gas boilers, ovens, furnaces, incinerators, roof-top units, and make-up air units. The safety shut-off feature ensures that extra energy is not wasted once the burner is off.
SV2 Series Intelligent Safety Shut-off Valve
The industry’s first valve of its kind. This intelligent valve has a series of safety features already built-in, increasing productivity, better managing compliance, and improving energy efficiency. There are embedded leak detection and valve proving sequences and technology that speeds troubleshooting and service.
Heavy Duty Safety Shut-off Valves
Safe fuel shut-off is an integral part of saving resources and making sure the manufacturing process is environmentally friendly. Safety shut-off valves assure safe fuel shut-off. They are designed for durability, meaning they won’t need to be replaced often, saving money and materials.
The valVario is a valve with a compact design that will reduce equipment footprint and component costs. It safely controls the gas pressure and burner lines for optimal air control, leading to energy-saving measures.
Series 8000 & PSCHECK
The Series 8000 line can be used in the most demanding environments and have a safety shut-off component. When combined with the PSCHECK technology, Series 800 valves are highly intelligent and can determine the status of the safety shut-off valve without interrupting operations.
Choosing Burner Valves to Help the Environment
Choosing burners with low emissions and efficient production ensures your manufacturing processes are as green as possible. Once you’ve chosen the best burners for your application, selecting the right burner valve to go with is just as important. Honeywell offers various burner valve solutions with smart technology and shut-off features that you will want to consider. As industrial manufacturers are given more responsibility for clean operations, they will want to incorporate sustainable and safe practices. This comes down to what materials they choose and how those pieces work together. Honeywell burner valves are just part of the equation, but they can help a manufacturer invest in environmentally sustainable ways.