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!

 

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!

Joint Forces on Additive Manufacturing of Premium Parts Designed for Extreme Thermal Strains

The Research Center JOANNEUM RESEARCH, the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM and the Engineering Office specialised in advanced combustion management COMBUSTION BAY ONE join their forces and design the better burner together. CBOne is in charge of the design, FHJ is in charge of the modelling, and JR is in charge of the commissioning using additive manufacturing of metals (PBF / Powder Bed Fusion). To seal this commitment about better burners produced with additive manufacturing (AM), the three parties have signed in October 2017 a common letter of intent.

 

Picture of the first fire at the CBOne labs using self-designed AM parts

CBOne and JR take part in a pilot study on Additive Manufacturing using Inconel 718 (FFG contract 862837). A common publication with the participation of FHJ is planned 2018.  The figure shown is the first result of this study - shortly said it works and it works well. 

Click “read more” to see the full text of the letter of intent.

Read more: Joint Forces on Additive Manufacturing of Premium Parts Designed for Extreme Thermal Strains

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

Fuel economy, clean energy - MethaNull

With the help of the FFG in 2012 and of the AWS in 2013, CBOne started the MethaNull programme (Towards zero Methane emissions in the atmosphere). This technology aims to burn gases with low heat contents under enhanced operation and safety conditions.

Our intention was to provide within a 3-years frame a portable technology based on pulse combustion.

We did achieve our goals.

 

 

Perfect burn of gases with low heat contents

Read more: Fuel economy, clean energy - MethaNull