Formation of oil ash deposits on boiler surfaces and control by an additive: M38-8/45E-PDF

"This is the second paper of a series that describes the Defence Research Board of Canada Project No. A18-47-05-01, initiated in 1959, to study the problem of superheater slagging when burning Caribbean source high-vanadium fuel oil in naval boilers. The project was undertaken by the Fuels and Mining Practice Division, Mines Branch, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys on behalf of, and in cooperation with, the Royal Canadian Navy. The first paper […] described, (a) a laboratory combustion rig development in which the furnace conditions of a ship’s boiler were duplicated in the laboratory, and (b) a fuel-oil additive evaluation and development program in which the chemical composition of an affective fuel-oil was established. This additive contained 40 percent by weight of finely divided oxides of magnesium and aluminum, suspended in a light oil carrier, and the first commercial formulation will be referred to as the "Mark 1" additive. The present paper describes further fuel-oil additive evaluation tests, and further development work aimed at reducing the viscosity of the Mark I additive to improve its handling and blending properties. The latest additive, designated Mark 4, has less than one-thirtieth the viscosity of the Mark I additive. This paper also describes the beginning of a study on the mechanism of ash deposition, in which control of ash deposition is being attempted by improving the combustion process. The effect of burner and superheater design on deposit formation is also being investigated"--Introd., p. 613.

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Department/Agency Natural Resources Canada. Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources. Mines Branch.
Title Formation of oil ash deposits on boiler surfaces and control by an additive
Series Title Reprint series ;
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Language [English]
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Note Cover title. "Reprinted from American Power Conference 1966, Vol. XXVIII, pp. 613-631." Historical publication digitized from print 2017 [by Natural Resources Canada].
Date 1967.
Number of Pages p. 613-631 :
Catalogue Number
  • M38-8/45E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 300124
Subject Terms Heating, Petroleum