* * La Belle Bleue !!!

Ok - the original title for this article was "Successful Maiden Fire for the First Full AM-Burner Designed by CBOne!" and it has met some footballistic interference :) 

The first full 3D printed burner designed by CBOne was tested with success end of May 2018. 

This validates our capacity to design a complete burner fit for operation under gas turbine conditions (natural gas-fired, premixed lean combustion, two-stage with a low swirl pilot embedded in a high swirl main), with additional features versus conventional such as a monolithic form, low finishing requirements, advanced thermal management, integrated ignition and prepared instrumentation ports for an advanced monitoring.

 

Turbo Expo 2018: The New Forge

The freedom of design using Additive Manufacturing (AM) opens the door towards new shapes and new designs. In combustion engineering, this is the opportunity to make better burners.

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CBOne was present at the ASME Turbo Expo in Oslo, Norway, from the 11th to the 15th of June 2018. In collaboration with our colleagues from Joanneum Research GmbH and FH JOanneum in Graz, Austria, we made a study about shape factors for a novel type of swirler.

Giuliani, F., Paulitsch, N., Cozzi, D., Görtler, M. and Andracher, L, 2018.
An assessment on the benefits of additive manufacturing regarding new swirler geometries for gas turbine burners.
In Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, Lillestrøm, Norway. 
GT2018-75165 

Read more: Turbo Expo 2018: The New Forge

Six years, six technologies

Combustion Bay One e.U. is six years old! 

Read through the document "6 years, 6 technologies", and get an overview of some of the most exciting topics in terms of research and development in combustion! Variable geometry, embedded optical measurement techniques, new fuels, advanced monitoring and diagnostic techniques are on the programme.

Cheers!

A New World !

CBOne was present at the Smart City Expo taking place in New York, from the 7th to the 10th of May. This was the opportunity for us to speak about Green Energy and Energy Efficiency in the New World.

This New World is getting real: the 21rst Century will be seen in History as the time where Mankind decided to initiate decarbonisation. We have learned how to gain our energy from renewables. We consume energy in a more rationalised way.  However, a lot of work needs to be done to manage the transition to the post-fossil era. Therefore we need clever and innovative Engineering. And this is what we offer at CBOne. 

Existing combustion processes are perfectible. And there is a better way to use thermal facilities, so that they combine perfectly with alternative power sources, and the environmental impact is optimised.

At CBOne we master topics such as digitalisation and precision monitoring, and disruptive production methods such as Additive Manufacturing (AM). The combustion systems we work on are well designed, and smart: they will start and stop only when required, and they are adaptive so that the least environmental impact is achieved at any operation.

Read through our technology portfolio! As the hero of “America America” (Elia Kazan, 1963), we look forward discovering this New World with You!

 

Energy Innovation 2018: New Frontiers

CBOne is present at the Symposium EnInnov 2018 on Energy Innovation at TU Graz, from the 14th to the 16th of February.

Blueprint of the pressurised combustor used in emootionBlueprint of the pressurised combustor used in the emootion project.

This year, two articles are presented:

  • The first one is the project emootion, about the combined optic-acoustic precision monitoring of a flame in continuous flow machines. We show how this miniature monitoring system, developed at first for gas turbines can be used for atmospheric burners and heavy-use applications.
  • The second topic is the project rePorT, about advanced burner design with integrated instrumentation. Instead of starting from an existing design - or conventional design - we show how a novel swirler shape was designed using additive manufacturing, and how this shape presents a lower pressure than a conventional swirler. This approach can result in significant gains in terms of weight and congestion. Combined to additional features such as the instrumentation, it simply leads towards better burners.

 

Our contributions are (in German):

THERMISCHE ÜBERWACHUNG UND PRÄZISE VERBRENNUNGSKONTROLLE AUF BASIS OPTISCHER DIAGNOSE TECHNIKEN IN BRENNKAMMERN
Moosbrugger, V., Giuliani, F. and  Andracher L.
BLOCKHEIZKRAFTWERKE U. KRAFT-WÄRME-KOP. (SESSION F2: DO, 8:00-10:00, I7)
Presented by Mrs Moosbrugger from CBOne
 
NEUE BRENNERGEOMETRIEN FÜR EINE BESSERE VERBRENNUNG DURCH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Paulitsch, N., Giuliani, F., Andracher, L., Cozzi, D., Görtler, M.
ENERGIESYSTEM UND BIOMASSE (SESSION A5: FR, 08:00-10:00, I1)
Presented by Mrs Paulitsch from CBOne
 

Read more: Energy Innovation 2018: New Frontiers