In our site in Vourles (near Lyon), we have a test hall of 400 m² in which various experimental plants can be settled and tested. This hall is connected to natural gas and has a capacity for flue gas evacuation and heating dissipation up to 2 MW. We also own 300 kW to 2 MW experimental plants which are unique in France if not Europe and stationary or mobile means of measurements.
Two liquid fuel boilers, one of 400 kW and the other one of 2 MW allow us to test a wide range of liquid fuels, from light distillates to high viscosity products, as well convenstional hydrocarbons as diverse byproducts. These boilers are equiped with means of complete analysis of the flue gases.
The boiler of 400 kW can also be used for studying special gas and light distillates combustion with porous support burner that ATANOR has developed with its partner ERATEC.
ATANOR disposes, in partnership with PROVADEMSE platform, a pyrolyser (or thermal desorber) that allow to treat up to 10-15 kg/h of organic load (THERMOCOM unit). These loads may be polluted soils, biomasses, wastes etc.
ATANOR owns with its farmer partner, the SCEA "La Ville aux Houx" directed by Mr Jean Michel CHOQUET, a new generation demonstration boiler for solid products, that allow to test combustion of solid products with high content of nitrogen and ashes. This boiler especially was developed for short cycle valorization of combustible material such as poultry or horse litter, mathanisation digestates, slurries etc.
We are albe to mobilise different types of materials for measurements on our or clients equipements for audits.
For flue gas analysis and combustion quality evaluation, we use combustion analysers that can measure depression on flue gas duct, oxygen content after the flame, temperature by nude thermocouple as well as concentration in several pollutants (CO, NOx, SOx, dusts).
Flue gas exact temperature measurement in combustion chambers of boilers or furnaces require some precautions. Indeed, the temperature sampled with a simple thermocouple will not be equal to flue gas temperature because it will be influenced by radiative exchange with the walls of the chamber which usually have lower temperature. In order to measure flue gas temperature without radiative influence, we work with dedicated pyrometers.
In order to measure skin temperatures of furnaces and boilers, we equiped ourselves with a thermal camera able to measure hot points up to 650 °C.
When composition and temperature of the flue gases is well known, it is also possible to measure tubes skin temperatures of tubes in which the heated charge is flowing.