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ClearSign Combustion Corp. launches new burner

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

ClearSign Combustion Corp. has launched a new burner product based on its Duplex™ technology for refinery and industrial process heater applications.

The Duplex Plug & Play design provides a simple, pre-engineered and standardised direct burner replacement for traditional refinery heaters with the features of ClearSign's unique Duplex technology. The evolution of this technology into an off-the-shelf product reduces the customised engineering associated with typical retrofits while delivering unparalleled low emissions and the elimination of flame impingement. Globally, flame impingement has been a challenge that virtually all refineries and industrial combustion users face, costing many hundreds of millions of dollars annually in lost production, unsafe conditions, and maintenance costs.

The product derives its name from the fact that the installation does not require a heater or furnace to be shut down. Rather, the heater can continue to operate while the Duplex Plug & Play is installed through the burner mounting point, connected to the utilities, and turned on. The ability to install the Duplex Plug & Play while the system is operational allows customers to avoid costly downtime.

Stephen Pirnat, Chairman and CEO of ClearSign, said: “Our Duplex research and development team, working with customers, have set a new industry standard by capturing the features that refineries desire, literally all over the world. We are excited to deliver and install the first units within the next 60 days to a customer in Texas for field testing. Pending favourable field results, we anticipate interest from a number of OEMs for licensing and potential manufacturing arrangements."

Prior to introduction, the Duplex Plug & Play was subjected to months of rigorous laboratory testing that mimicked refinery operating conditions expected to be experienced during the field test. Field testing at the refinery in Texas, US, will provide the last phase of product validation and allows for operational feedback from our beta site customer. The customer has expressed interest in purchasing a number of systems once the testing is completed.

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