Research & Development Activities

In order to keeppace with the technologies being developed globally, ENCON started an inhouse Research & Development Centre in 1997. The project was initially sponsored by Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) and Ministry of Science & Technology in partnership with Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.

The centre has been designed as per international standard for combustion R&D. We monitor and capture real time data from all the instruments, we also monitor the composition of flue gases in order to finely tune the burner , so that we can minimise the emissions of greenhouse gases and maximise the energy output from the new developments.

We were jugged as the winners of innovation challenge – WHR – Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment (FLCTD) for development of Regenerative burners. Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment (FLCTD) is jointly implemented by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). (https://www.low-carbon-innovation.org/whr-winners-2019)

Developments at the R&D centre

  • Gaseous film burners, These burners have been commercially successful and are giving a saving of upto 16% compared to the conventional burners.
  • Gas Heating Elements which can retrofit any heating elements (electric energised) application upto 550°C temperature. This technological innovation of Gas Heating Elements has won the ‘First Prize’ for the ‘Best Technology’ during Techmart’99 India International Trade Fair (IITF’99). The gas heating elements also bagged the ‘EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY’ from CII 2003.
  • High velocity burners at this facility that can be energised by any kind of liquid and gaseous fuel. These burners are being used in Reheating furnaces and tundish preheaters throughout the country.
  • Low calorific value burner (Main & Pilot Burners): These burners are being used in integrated steel plants around the world for various application
  • Regenerative burner : We were jugged as the winners of innovation challenge – WHR – Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment (FLCTD) for development of Regenerative burners. Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment (FLCTD) is jointly implemented by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). (https://www.low-carbon-innovation.org/whr-winners-2019)
  • Premix burners : These have versatile usage and can be used in multiple geometries. Ring, Straight line, Plus, Square etc.