Waste-Oil Boiler Firing Demonstration at NWC, China Lake, CA
Technical Report,01 Oct 1978,31 Mar 1980
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA PORT HUENEME United States
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The waste oil generated at Naval Weapon Center NWC, China Lake, CA was fired in a 20,000-ibhr steam boiler at NWC to determine the operational requirements for using it as a boiler fuel. Two series of tests were conducted using blends of this waste oil and commercial grade No. 6 fuel oil normally used for NWC boilers. The first series tested batch-blended oils, while the second series an in-line blending scheme. Six thousand gallons of waste oil was consumed and 440 boiler hours covering the full range of firing conditions were logged during the tests. Results show that the NWC waste oil can be satisfactorily fired either straight or in blends of any concentration with No. 6 fuel oil. Only minor adjustments to firing controls arc sometimes required. No operational or environmental emission difficulties were encountered.
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