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Development of a mathematical model of a steam-reforming furnace

Newman, Michael Wesley (1971) Development of a mathematical model of a steam-reforming furnace. PhD thesis, University of Leeds.


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Mathematical models are developed for a steam reforming furnace in both the steady state and unsteady state modes of operation. The one-dimensional radiation field in a participating medium is resolved into various classes of rays which distribute radiant energy to the furnace tubes carrying the process gas. Results predicted by the model are found to compare satisfactorily with values measured on an actual plant. A preliminary analysis of the thermal shock effects that arise during transient conditions in the furnace is made and limits on the safe rote of change of load level are indicated.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Chemical and Process Engineering (Leeds)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.543575
Depositing User: Ethos Import
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2012 08:56
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014 11:17
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2430

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