Kessler, George W. Power Generation Division, Babcock and Wilcox Company, Barberton, Ohio.
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A water-cooled horizontal cylinder in which fuel is fired and heat is released at extremely high rates. When firing coal, the crushed coal, approximately 95% of which is sized at 14 in. (0.6 cm) or less, is introduced tangentially into the burner at the front end of the cyclone (see illustration). About 15% of the combustion air is used as primary and tertiary air to impart a whirling motion to the particles of coal. The whirling, or centrifugal, action on the fuel is further increased by the tangential admission of high-velocity secondary air into the cyclone. See also: Furnace construction
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