Advancing the Maturity of the Flame Refluxer Technology

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Ali Rangwala & Kemal Arsava
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Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
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The Flame Refluxer is technology developed under BSEE OSRR Project #1068 that acts as a heat feedback system to enhance in situ burn operations. This new project will advance the technology readiness from a 6 to an 8 with the final integrated system tested in a real or relevant environment. Optimum materials and geometries will be studied for a bimetal heat collector intended for easy storage and deployment. The self-floating system will be tested at Ohmsett and the Army Corp of Engineers' Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL) to test burning and deployment efficiencies in waves.

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The final report is complete and posted below. The Flame Refluxers will be tested in Canada's offshore crude oil burn experiments tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2022. 

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