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Honeywell drives ESG via digital

Industrial space users can make significant fuel savings and meet tightening global emissions targets following the launch of Honeywell’s ( ECOMAX® LE burner.

Developed for furnace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that need to meet tightening global nitrogen oxide emissions requirements and end users who want to increase fuel gas savings, Honeywell’s latest ECOMAX family member features low emissions, process efficiency and low operating costs.

“Furnace OEMs and end users are under immense pressure to reduce nitrogen oxide levels and meet tightening emissions requirements, but many aren’t sure where to start,” says Chad Briggs, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Thermal Solutions.

“Through Honeywell’s low-nitrogen oxide and hydrogen-capable solutions; broad and deep portfolio of burner, control and instrumentation offerings; and unmatched combustion industry expertise, we’re able to put customers on the right path to achieving their emissions reduction commitments and ambitions.”

The ECOMAX LE ( offers both flame and flameless operation, with a switching temperature of 850°C (1560°F).  The burner operates in flame mode until the switching temperature is reached, then switches to flameless mode for the best nitrogen oxide performance, delivering an average of 30% fuel gas savings compared to a typical cold air burner and enabling compliance with the latest emissions regulations.  In addition, ECOMAX LE burners can run on up to 100% hydrogen without a significant increase in nitrogen oxide emissions, when compared to firing natural gas.

Incorporating Honeywell’s next generation IIoT-ready burner control unit, the ECOMAX LE features easy-to-use on/off or high/low control, with direct spare ignition in flame mode. When operating in low-nitrogen oxide mode, it uses temperature supervision, requiring a separate safety integrity level rated zone control unit such as a programmable logic controller or Kromschröder FCU furnace control device.
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