Fireside corrosion and pollutant emission from crude oil combustion: M38-8/114E-PDF

"In North America the demand for fossil funs in general and low-sulphur fuels in particular is rapidly increasing. It is in this context that the Canadian Combustion Research Laboratory (CCRL) carried out a detailed evaluation of the suitability of a western Canadian mixed-bland crude oil for power generation. The evaluation included an analytical investigation of fuel properties and studies of both the fireside corrosion and pollution potential of this fuel under controlled combustion conditions in the CCRL pilot-scale research boiler. Fuel analyses completed during the course of a 70-hr combustion test showed that the as-received crude oil contained a rather low concentration of water-soluble chloride salts; namely, 73 lb/1000 bbl of oil. Since chlorides were considered to be the most likely cause of severe high-temperature corrosion, a second 70-hr test was carried out, in which the chloride content was increased to 378 lb/1000 bbl of oil by injecting a solution of 2.7 percent sodium chloride and 0.5 percent magnesium chloride into the furnace, just above the burners. This report describes the evaluation procedures used and the experimental results obtained during both tests"--Introd., p. 154.

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Department/Agency Natural Resources Canada. Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources. Mines Branch.
Title Fireside corrosion and pollutant emission from crude oil combustion
Series Title Reprint series ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Cover title. "Fuels Research Centre." "Reprinted from Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Engineering for Power, vol. 94, series A, no. 2, pp. 154-158, April 1972." Historical publication digitized from print 2017 [by Natural Resources Canada].
Date 1972.
Number of Pages p. 154-158 :
Catalogue Number
  • M38-8/114E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 300193
Subject Terms Petroleum, Testing