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Astec Phoenix Coal Burners

Combat the rising cost of energy without sacrificing performance or reliability. The Astec Phoenix Coal burner uses the latest multiple-fuel burning technology to dramatically lower energy costs. This innovative combustion technology is a truly reliable answer to high energy costs.


Over 90% of the United States can be permitted to burn coal.
Over 90% of the United States can be permitted to burn coal.
The coal prep skid pulverizes the coal for use by the burner.
The coal prep skid pulverizes the coal for use by the burner.
Astec frequently tests burners before shipping to ensure quality.
Astec frequently tests burners before shipping to ensure quality.

Latest Combustion Technology

Designed to burn bituminous coal, the Phoenix Coal's combustion system uses a coal preparation skid that pulverizes and delivers coal as the burner demand requires it. Another innovative feature of the Phoenix Coal burner is that it does not use a refractory combustion chamber.


Multiple Fuel Options

The Phoenix Coal Burner uses either Gas, #2 Oil, Recycled Fuel Oil, or Heavy Oil as a support fuel for continuous ignition of the pulverized bituminous coal. The Phoenix Coal burner can also fire at 100% of rated capacity on the support fuel if the coal supply is not available.


Compact Flame Shape

The innovative compact design of the burner and its combustion system also produces a compact flame that is easily adapted to modern aggregate dryer designs.


No Visible Stack Emissions

The Phoenix Coal produces emissions comparable to those achieved when burning waste oil as a fuel. In fact, the Phoenix Coal produces no smoke. Stack emissions are at 0% opacity, meaning nothing but sky can be seen through the plume.



LOW EXCESS AIR FIRING SPECS
 
Rated Capacity MBTU/HR (with 20% XSA) Nominal Aggregate Drying Capacity at 5% Moisture (tph) Burner Air Capacity SCFM Integral Blower Horsepower Oil Atomizing Air Requirement SCFM
Low
Fire
High
Fire
75 300 20,000 75 100 80
100 400 26,667 100 100 80
125 500 33,417 125 100 80
150 600 40,167 150 125 90
Above conditions are standard at 70° at sea level. See detailed capacity, performance sheets for each size for more information and specific flows and pressures. Nominal aggregate drying capacity based on typical exhaust stack temperatures of 240° F, 0.2 BTU/Lbm F specific heat in the aggregate. Burner maximum design capacity is 110% of rated capacity.