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Inventor:
Schwartz; Robert E.
Address:
Tulsa, OK
No. of patents:
46
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6840761 Ultra-stable flare pilot and methods January 11, 2005
A continuously operating ultra-stable flare pilot for igniting a flammable fluid discharged from the open end of a flare stack and methods are provided. The flare pilot basically comprises a fuel-air mixture inlet conduit, a fuel-air mixture discharge nozzle attached to the fuel-air
6702572 Ultra-stable flare pilot and methods March 9, 2004
A continuously operating ultra-stable flare pilot for igniting a flammable fluid discharged from the open end of a flare stack and methods are provided. The flare pilot basically comprises a fuel-air mixture inlet conduit, a fuel-air mixture discharge nozzle attached to the fuel-air
5846068 Flare apparatus and methods December 8, 1998
Improved flare apparatus having long service lives for burning flammable and air and methods are provided. The flare apparatus is basically comprised of an outer tubular member and an inner tubular member positioned within the outer tubular member whereby an annular flammable gas d
5813849 Flame detection apparatus and methods September 29, 1998
The present invention provides improved acoustic flame detection apparatus and methods for detecting the presence or non-presence of a flame from a location remote from the flame. The flame detection apparatus is comprised of a conduit extending between the location of the flame to be de
5810575 Flare apparatus and methods September 22, 1998
Improved flare apparatus having long service lives for burning flammable gas and air and methods are provided. The flare apparatus is basically comprised of an outer tubular member and an inner tubular member positioned within the outer tubular member whereby an annular flammable gas
5344307 Methods and apparatus for burning fuel with low No.sub.x formation September 6, 1994
Improved methods and burner apparatus are provided for discharging mixtures of fuel and air into furnace spaces wherein said mixtures are burned and flue gases having low NO.sub.x content are formed therefrom. The methods basically comprise discharging a first fuel mixture containing a p
5275552 Low NO.sub.x gas burner apparatus and methods January 4, 1994
Improved gas burner apparatus and methods of burning fuel gas-air mixtures are provided whereby flue gases having low NO.sub.x contents are formed. The burner apparatus includes a refractory burner tile having an air discharge opening therein and a wall surrounding the opening which exte
5269678 Methods and apparatus for burning fuel with low NO.sub.x formation December 14, 1993
Improved methods and burner apparatus are provided for discharging mixtures of fuel and air into furnace spaces wherein said mixtures are burned and flue gases having low NO.sub.x content are formed therefrom. The methods basically comprise discharging a first fuel mixture containing a p
5238395 Low NO.sub.x gas burner apparatus and methods August 24, 1993
Improved gas burner apparatus and methods of burning fuel gas-air mixtures are provided whereby flue gases having low NO.sub.x contents are formed. The burner apparatus includes a refractory burner tile having an air discharge opening therein and a wall surrounding the opening which exte
5195884 Low NO.sub.x formation burner apparatus and methods March 23, 1993
Improved low NO.sub.x formation gas burner apparatus and methods of burning uel are provided. The burner apparatus includes a refractory burner tile having a base portion and a wall portion, the wall portion extending into the furnace, surrounding a central area of the base portion and ha
5180302 Radiant gas burner and method January 19, 1993
An improved radiant gas burner which includes a refractory burner tile hag an elongated passageway extending therethrough and a fuel-air mixture burner tube disposed within the passageway. The burner tube is of a one-piece elongated construction, includes a nozzle portion at the int
5154596 Methods and apparatus for burning fuel with low NO.sub.x formation October 13, 1992
Improved methods and burner apparatus are provided for discharging mixtures f fuel and air into furnace spaces wherein said mixtures are burned and flue gases having low NO.sub.x content are formed therefrom. The methods basically comprise discharging a first fuel mixture containing a por
5098282 Methods and apparatus for burning fuel with low NO.sub.x formation March 24, 1992
Improved methods and burner apparatus are provided for discharging mixtures of fuel and air into furnace spaces wherein said mixtures are burned and flue gases having low NO.sub.x content are formed therefrom. The methods basically comprise discharging a first fuel mixture containing a p
4975042 Method and burner apparatus for flaring inert vitiated waste gases December 4, 1990
A method and flare burner apparatus for flaring inert vitiated waste gases in an efficient stable manner are provided. The apparatus is comprised of a first tubular member for discharging waste gases having an inlet end and a discharge end and a second tubular member positioned around at
4952137 Flare gas burner August 28, 1990
A flare gas burner is provided which is less susceptible to damage caused by internal and/or external burning. An internal protective liner is attached within the burner and an external protective covering is attached over the exterior of the burner and conduits associated therewith wher
4798150 Apparatus for handling ash January 17, 1989
Apparatus for handling ash. A tank is filled with water and has the lower end thereof located at a substantial angle from horizontal. The tank is positioned beneath an incinerator to receive ash therefrom. An ash wheel having sectors defined by upright paddle elements has a portion there
4664617 Method and burner apparatus for flaring inert vitiated waste gases May 12, 1987
A method and flare burner apparatus for flaring inert vitiated waste gases in an efficient stable manner are provided. The apparatus is comprised of a first tubular member for discharging waste gases having an inlet end and a discharge end and a second tubular member positioned around at
4652232 Apparatus and method to add kinetic energy to a low pressure waste gas flare burner March 24, 1987
A flre for burning low pressure waste gas wherein kinetic energy is imparted to the gas in a device having a central conduit for the low pressure waste gas and a plurality of radial arms surrounding the central conduit to which are supplied high pressure fluids at a steep upward angle
4645449 Methods and apparatus for burning fuel with low nox formation February 24, 1987
Methods and apparatus for combusting fuel-air mixtures while inhibiting the formation of nitrogen oxides are provided. The fuel is discharged from one or more nozzles disposed within a housing, air is caused to flow into the housing whereby it mixes with the fuel and the resulting fuel-a
4637793 Flare gas burner January 20, 1987
A flare gas burner is provided which is less susceptible to damage caused by internal and/or external burning. An internal protective liner is attached within the burner and an external protective covering is attached over the exterior of the burner and conduits associated therewith wher
4604048 Methods and apparatus for burning fuel with low NO.sub.x formation August 5, 1986
Methods and apparatus for combusting fuel-air mixtures while inhibiting the formation of nitrogen oxides are provided. The fuel is discharged from one or more nozzles disposed within a housing, air is caused to flow into the housing whereby it mixes with the fuel and the resulting fuel-a
4579521 Flare gas burner April 1, 1986
A flare gas burner is provided which is less susceptible to damage caused by internal and/or external burning. An internal protective liner is attached within the burner and an external protective covering is attached over the exterior of the burner and conduits associated therewith wher
4573906 Shielded smoke suppressing flare gas burner March 4, 1986
A smoke suppressing flare gas burner is provided which is less susceptible to damage caused by internal and/or external burning. An external protective covering is attached over the exterior of the burner as well as smoke suppressant and pilot flame conduits associated therewith whereby
4565522 Shielded flare gas burner January 21, 1986
A flare gas burner is provided which is less susceptible to damage caused by internal and/or external burning. An external protective covering is attached over the exterior wall surfaces of the burner and an internal protective covering is attached within the interior of the burner.
4492558 Smokeless waste gas burning using low pressure staged steam January 8, 1985
Flare stack burning of waste gases utilizes available low pressure steam by sequential steam injection as a function of the demand for smokeless combustion.
4457696 Large capacity air-powered smokeless flare July 3, 1984
A large capacity air-powered flare for smokeless combustion of very large volumes of vented waste gases, comprises a first inner vertical conduit of diameter D1, for the flow of waste gas, and a second larger coaxial conduit of diameter D2, for the flow of primary combustion air, at a
4373902 Immediate ignition smokeless burning of waste gases February 15, 1983
An apparatus for immediate ignition of waste gases and their smokeless burning which is built into a cylindrical stack, for the flow of waste gases. Near the top of the stack, there is positioned, coaxially, a steam-air pipe for supplying a mixture of steam and air. The steam and air
4343629 Process and apparatus for recovering hydrocarbons from air-hydrocarbon vapor mixtures August 10, 1982
A process and apparatus for recovering hydrocarbons from an air-hydrocarbon vapor mixture such as the mixture of air and vaporized light hydrocarbon compounds expelled as a result of loading gasoline or the like into storage tanks, tank cars and tank trucks. The air-hydrocarbon vapor
4331456 Process for recovering hydrocarbons with air-hydrocarbon vapor mixtures May 25, 1982
An improved process for recovering hydrocarbons from an air-hydrocarbon vapor mixture such as the mixture of air and vaporized light hydrocarbon compounds expelled as a result of loading gasoline or the like into storage tanks and tank trucks. The air-hydrocarbon vapor mixture is caused
4323343 Burner assembly for smokeless combustion of low calorific value gases April 6, 1982
A burner assembly for the smokeless flare burning of low calorific value gases, or diluted hydrocarbon gases, which comprises a plurality of separate burner heads arranged in a horizontal array, each of the burner heads being mounted on top of a vertical pipe through which the low ca
4297094 Free-floating combustion chamber and stack October 27, 1981
A burner-stack-furnace system comprising a stack of selected diameter and height, which is supported on a circular base ring, which is, itself, supported on a plurality of circularly positioned upright columns. The columns are supported on grade and are spaced equally circumferentially.
4275475 Pipeline pig June 30, 1981
A pipeline pig having a shaft of flexible plastic with an enlarged head portion, a plurality of dish members of flexible plastic, a plurality of flexible spacers, the dish member and spacers each having an axial opening therethrough receiving the shaft, each spacer having an integral cup
4261716 Apparatus for recovering hydrocarbons from air-hydrocarbon vapor mixtures April 14, 1981
An improved process and apparatus for recovering hydrocarbons from an air-hydrocarbon vapor mixture such as the mixture of air and vaporized light hydrocarbon compounds expelled as a result of loading gasoline or the like into storage tanks and tank trucks. The air-hydrocarbon vapor
4188183 Better use of gas discharge energy for smoke suppression February 12, 1980
Apparatus for the smokeless combustion of gases, supplied at substantial pressure, such that they will aspirate the required combustion air when discharged to atmospheric pressure. The apparatus comprises a plurality of spaced apart burner assemblies, each of which has a plurality of ori
4154572 Access for flared gas to steam in flares May 15, 1979
An improved flare system in which steam is injected into the column of gas to be burned, from circumferential nozzles at at least two spaced levels, above the tip of the flare stack. A circular manifold surrounds the stack just below the tip and an even number of small diameter riser pip
4154570 Gaseous molecular seal for flare stack May 15, 1979
An improved molecular seal for installation in a flare stack system designed for burning of waste gases of lesser density than air, and for installation at an intermediate point in the flare stack, comprising a housing of larger cross-section than that of the flare stack, the housing
4105394 Dual pressure flare August 8, 1978
A smokeless burner apparatus for single structure flare systems which is capable of simultaneously burning emergency dumped gases from high and low pressure sources with minimal energy requirements for the low pressure gas combustion.
4084935 Smoke suppressant mixer for flared gases April 18, 1978
An improved flare stack for the smokeless burning of smoke prone fuel gases, comprising a cylindrical flare stack, an inner cylindrical conduit which is closed at its bottom end and positioned with its top at substantially the same elevation as the top of the flare stack. The flow of
4080883 Airrester March 28, 1978
An improved construction for an upwardly extending flare stack for the emergency venting to the atmosphere of large quantities of combustible gases, such improvement being for the purpose of preventing the inflow, and upstream flow of air, into the flare stack, comprising an annular
4052142 Air velocity burner October 4, 1977
An improved burner head for a flare stack for the smokeless combustion of waste combustible gases which comprises an outer and an inner cylindrical conduit, a burner comprising a multiplicity of radial arms attached to the inner cylinder, which is closed off at the top. Means are provide
4039276 Noise and smoke retardant flare August 2, 1977
A flare for the burning of waste gases which is designed to provide a minimum of noise and smoke pollution, comprising a vertical stack having a shroud in the form of a cylinder surrounding, and spaced outwardly from, the top portion of the stack, and extending above the top of the stack
4036580 Turbine-driven air-powered flare July 19, 1977
An air powered flare in which the blower or fan which provides the primary combustion air, is driven by a steam turbine, and the exhaust steam from the turbine is inserted into the stack to be mixed with the compressed primary air moving upwardly to a burner at the top of the flare stack
4035171 Gas liquid separator for flare systems July 12, 1977
A gas-liquid separator for use in flare systems comprising a vessel which incorporates four stages of gas-liquid separation. The first stage employs centrifugal (tangential) separation means by injecting the incoming mixture of liquid and gas tangential to the internal cylindrical surfac
3982881 Invisible flare burner September 28, 1976
An improved low pollution invisible flare burner comprises a tall stack lined with ceramic. The stack is supported above the ground level and has a wind screen surrounding the open portion below the stack floor. Primary air is introduced under pressure in a tube below and coaxial with th
3954385 Air powered smokeless flare May 4, 1976
This is an improved smokeless flare powered by air supply to the burner at substantial velocity. The flare includes an air flow-operated damper for the purpose of preventing the back flow of flame and hot gases under adverse wind conditions. The damper consists of two semicircular plates
3933420 Vertically fired burner for waste combustible gases January 20, 1976
A vertically fired means for the combustion of waste gases in a noise-proof manner having a vertically oriented cylindrical furnace with burner insertion into the bottom of the furnace, which is raised a selected distance above the surface grade. The inlet air opening at the bottom of










 
 
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