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combustion

 [kom-bus´chun]
rapid oxidation with emission of heat.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

com·bus·tion

(kom-bŭs'chŭn),
Burning, the rapid oxidation of any substance accompanied by the production of heat and light.
[L. comburo, pp. -bustus, to burn up]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

com·bus·tion

(kŏm-bŭs'chŭn)
Burning; rapid oxidation of any substance accompanied by the production of heat and light.
[L. comburo, pp. -bustus, to burn up]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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There are two exceptions, either of which allow chillers and boilers to be in the same room: if the boiler uses combustion air ducted from outside the machinery room and if the boiler is sealed in such a manner to prevent any refrigerant leakage from entering the combustion chamber; or if the combustion process is automatically shut down on detection of refrigerant.
FD Fan Power Consumption: With the installation of VFD, the FD fan power consumption can also be estimated with combustion air required at different firing rate.
The temperature of the primary combustion air supplied to fireplace varied by changing the setting temperature on the refrigerated circulator.
By increasing the recirculation amount of hot exhaust gases, the combustion air is diluted more, as a result of which flame temperature and burning velocity are reduced.
But due to very inhomogeneons composition of the woodchips fuel it is very difficult to control of the combustion air amount with aim to achieve the optimal combustion only on the basis of information about oxygen concentration.
With before mentioned combustion air excess coefficient [alpha] = 20%, the actual combustion air volume becomes:
In this furnace, the bagasse particles are preheated by the combustion air coming from the grate as soon as they enter the combustion chamber from the spreaders.
But, this scenario leaves us with no control over how much combustion air is supplied to the fire.
Combustion air in CFB boilers can be divided into three categories: primary air, secondary air, and high-pressure air.
However, two factors have thus far prevented cost-effective, real-time oxygen sensing inside combustion chambers: 1) the high cost of providing external reference air for sensors to compare combustion air to, and 2) the lack of a durable high temperature device capable of withstanding temperatures up to 1600[degrees] C.
The revised model provides a tool for predicting the fireside effects of upgrading combustion air systems.
These measures include installation of unitary air-handlers for combustion air utilizing a dedicated chiller and low-pressure clean steam generator and cell ventilation air handlers."