The EU has set itself the goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050. According to current knowledge, a broad use of hydrogen can play a decisive role in its implementation and therefore currently enjoys great media and political interest. Especially in the field of industrial heat generation, the thermal use of green hydrogen represents a realistic alternative to fossil fuels.
In industrial heat generation hydrogen as a fuel is not new territory. For example, hydrogen, which is a by-product of chloralkali electrolysis, is already being burned on a large scale with forced-air burners. The first plants of this type from SAACKE were already commissioned in 1981. So far, such applications have been special plants with a high demand for individual engineering. Hydrogen as a fuel places additional demands on the burner and the connected systems. More than 40 hydrogen projects have been successfully implemented so far. From a low admixture of H2 in natural gas up to 100% hydrogen content. Depending on the requirements, different burner types are used.
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