Fives just received an order for the combustion of hydrogen for a chemical site in France.
The end user, already an owner of a Pillard burner for many years and satisfied with the reliability of the equipment and service provided, renewed their confidence in Fives to support them in this decarbonization project.
The new 2.8 MW Pillard LONOxFLAM® G2 burner, which can either fire on natural gas alone or with a mix of up to 90%, hydrogen, will be fitted to a dissolved salt boiler.
It will enable the end user to not only save on their natural gas consumption, but also, thanks to hydrogen, to reduce their CO2 emissions by around 414 kg/hr at full power.
Fives’ numerous references on the Pillard LONOxFLAM® G2 burner firing hydrogen either in a pure or in a mix form, reinforced the customer's choice regarding the solution best suited to overcome the major difficulty of this project. Indeed, the main challenge was to obtain low NOx values, in compliance with the applicable norms, despite a very high combustion air temperature of 325°C and a maximum hydrogen proportion of up to 100% load.
Fives will provide a complete supply for this project, including the valve trains for pure hydrogen and natural gas as well as the Burner Management Systems (BMS) /Combustion Control System (CCS) cabinet for managing the sequences, safeties and control loops of the entire installation.