The combustion process on forward moving reciprocating grates is very complex and the quality of combustion has considerable influence on the profitability, reliability and availability of Energy-from-Waste plants. Good combustion will lead to financial benefits. There are many different combustion control systems on the market using different principles for combustion control with different results.
Some systems have HI TECH measurement equipment and provide additional information about the combustion process, but in most cases such information has little or no effect on the enhancement of combustion stability.
For a better understanding of the assessment of the quality of the combustion system it is essential to analyze:
- Which actions have an influence on the combustion?
- Which process values are relevant for the assessment of the combustion system?