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The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook

Volume 2 - Design and Operations, 2nd Edition

Edited by Charles E. Baukal, Jr.

CRC Press

572 pages | 628 B/W Illus.

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Despite the length of time it has been around, its importance, and vast amounts of research, combustion is still far from being completely understood. Issues regarding the environment, cost, and fuel consumption add further complexity, particularly in the process and power generation industries. Dedicated to advancing the art and science of industrial combustion, The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition: Volume 2 – Design and Operations serves as a field manual for operators, engineers, and managers working in design and operations.

Under the leadership of Charles E. Baukal, Jr., top engineers and technologists from John Zink Hamworthy Combustion examine equipment design and operations in the context of the process and power generation industries. Coverage includes testing, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. This second volume features color illustrations and photographs throughout, and extensive appendices contain property data relevant to industrial combustion equipment and processes.

What’s New in This Edition

  • Expanded to three volumes, with Volume 2 focusing on equipment design and operations
  • Extensive updates and revisions throughout, reflecting new standards, energy sources, processes, and conservation concerns
  • New material on combustion diagnostics and testing
  • Updated material on safety and combustion controls
  • New material on metallurgy, refractories, and blowers
  • Expanded coverage of burners, flares, and thermal oxidizers, including testing, operations, and troubleshooting
  • More property data useful for the design and operation of combustion equipment

The second of three volumes in the new, expanded edition of the bestselling handbook, this volume helps you broaden your understanding of industrial combustion design and operations to better meet the challenges of this field.

For the other volumes in the set, see The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition: Three-Volume Set.

Table of Contents


Charles E. Baukal, Jr.

Combustion Controls

Rodney Crockett and Jim Heinlein

Blowers for Combustion Systems

John Bellovich and Jim Warren


Wes Bussman, Garry Mayfield, Jason D. McAdams, Mike Pappe, and Jon Hembree

Refractory for Combustion Systems

Jim Warren

Burner Design

Richard T. Waibel, Michael G. Claxton, and Bernd Reese

Combustion Diagnostics

Wes Bussman, I.-Ping Chung, and Jaime A. Erazo, Jr.

Burner Testing

Jaime A. Erazo, Jr. and Thomas M. Korb

Flare Testing

Charles E. Baukal, Jr. and Roger Poe

Thermal Oxidizer Testing

Bruce C. Johnson and Nate Petersen

Burner Installation and Maintenance

William Johnson, Mike Pappe, Erwin Platvoet, and Michael G. Claxton

Burner/Heater Operations

William Johnson, Erwin Platvoet, Mike Pappe, Michael G. Claxton, Richard T. Waibel, and Jason D. McAdams

Burner Troubleshooting

William Johnson, Erwin Platvoet, Mike Pappe, Michael G. Claxton, and Richard T. Waibel

Flare Operations and Troubleshooting

Robert E. Schwartz and Zachary L. Kodesh

Thermal Oxidizer Installation and Maintenance

Dale Campbell

Thermal Oxidizer Operations and Troubleshooting

Dale Campbell

Appendix A: Units and Conversions

Appendix B: Physical Properties of Materials

Appendix C: Properties of Gasses and Liquids

Appendix D: Properties of Solids


About the Editor

Charles E. Baukal, Jr., Ph.D., PE, is the director of the John Zink Institute for the John Zink Company, LLC (Tulsa, Oklahoma), where he has been since 1998. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of industrial combustion, pollution control, and heat transfer and has authored more than 150 publications in those areas. Dr. Baukal serves as an adjunct instructor for Oral Roberts University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Tulsa, and the University of Utah. He is the author or editor of thirteen books in the field of industrial combustion.

About the Series

Industrial Combustion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General