Low Nox Burner

March 21, 2011 11:36 pm Published by

Low NOx Burners: A Sustainable Solution for Cleaner Emissions

In the ongoing pursuit of environmental consciousness, Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. stands as a beacon of change with its innovative solution for cleaner emissions – Low NOx Burners. These burners are meticulously designed to significantly reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, addressing the evolving challenges posed by stringent environmental regulations, particularly in regions like California where NOx control is under close scrutiny.

What is NOx and where does it come from?

NOx (often written NOx) refers to NO and NO2. They are produced during combustion especially at high temperature. These two chemicals are important trace species in Earth’s atmosphere.

NOx is generated from both air (N2) and fuel components in high temperature . It is very hard to extract nitrogen originating from the fuel without oxidizing it or forming lots of soot.

Why is NOx harmful for the environment?

These compounds play an important role in the atmospheric reactions that create harmful particulate matter, ground-level ozone (smog) and acid rain. NOx emissions also contribute to a suite of year-round environmental problems, from acid rain in the mountain regions to eutrophication (the buildup of nutrients in coastal estuaries), leading to oxygen depletion that degrades water quality and harms fish. NOx emissions also contribute to haze air pollution in our national parks and wilderness areas.

What are the regulations?

EPA first set standards for NO2 in 1971, setting both a primary standard (to protect health) and a secondary standard (to protect the public welfare) at 0.053 parts per million (53 ppb), averaged annually.  The Agency has reviewed the standards twice since that time, but chose not to revise the standards at the conclusion of each review.  All areas in the U.S. meet the current (1971) NO2 standards. (EPA web site).

How do Low NOx Burners Work?

Avoiding hot spots or intense flames that are coupled with lean zones by changing the shape and formation of the flame by using plates to control airflow, a more elongated flame is created in the burner. The temperature is decreased due to the extended flame and surface area, and the lower temperature reduces the amount of thermal NOx.

Ship & Shore will be using advanced mixing technology with the burner, the burner produces low emissions with very little excess air. Ruggedly built with a reinforced refractory block and steel burner body and nozzle, it burns natural gas, propane or other gaseous fuels. Combustion air is supplied with an external blower. Accurate air and fuel modulation can be accomplished by the MICRO-RATIO valve . The same burner, when adjusted for on-ratio operation, will give low CO and high thermal efficiency.

Key Features:

  1. NOx Reduction Technology:

Ship & Shore’s Low NOx Burners integrate cutting-edge technology to effectively reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. As NOx is becoming a major source of concern, this technology commitment allows industries to meet and exceed environmental standards, contributing to improved air quality.

  1. Energy Efficiency:

Engineered for optimal energy efficiency, our Low NOx Burners stand as a testament to sustainable practices. By reducing NOx emissions without compromising performance, these burners not only meet environmental goals but also provide economic benefits through reduced energy costs.

  1. Customization:

Recognizing that industrial processes vary, Ship & Shore ensures adaptability. Our Low NOx Burners can be tailored to meet the unique requirements of your specific industrial processes, ensuring seamless integration, and maximizing efficiency.

  1. Reliability:

Designed for long-term, trouble-free operation, these burners are robustly constructed with high-quality components, guaranteeing reliability, and minimizing maintenance requirements.


  • Environmental Compliance: Low NOx Burners play a pivotal role in helping industries adhere to strict NOx emission regulations, reducing their environmental footprint and fostering sustainable practices.
  • Cost Savings: By enhancing energy efficiency, our burners reduce fuel consumption, leading to substantial cost savings over time – a sound investment for both the environment and your bottom line.


  • Enhanced Performance: Optimization of combustion processes results in improved overall system performance and productivity, offering a competitive edge in the industry.
  • Cleaner Air: Reduced NOx emissions contribute to improved air quality within your facility and the surrounding community, aligning with global efforts for a healthier environment.


Low NOx Burners find applications across various industries, including:

  • Manufacturing: Ideal for industrial furnaces, ovens, and boilers.
  • Energy Production: Suitable for power generation and cogeneration systems.
  • Chemical Processing: Enhances combustion processes in chemical manufacturing.

Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. Leading the Way

Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc.’s Low NOx Burners stand at the forefront of sustainable industrial solutions. By reducing NOx emissions, improving energy efficiency, and enhancing overall performance, these burners offer a win-win scenario for industries aiming to minimize their environmental impact while optimizing their operations. Join us on the journey towards cleaner, more efficient industrial processes with Low NOx Burners from Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc.

Advancements in Low NOx Burner Technology:

Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. continually invests in research and development to stay at the forefront of Low NOx burner technology. Recent advancements have seen a focus on smart combustion control systems, leveraging data analytics and machine learning to optimize burner performance in real-time. This not only enhances the precision of NOx reduction but also ensures adaptability to varying operational conditions. Furthermore, our commitment to sustainable engineering has led to the integration of alternative fuel capabilities, providing industries with even greater flexibility to reduce their carbon footprint. As regulatory landscapes evolve, Ship & Shore remains dedicated to innovation, offering state-of-the-art solutions that not only meet current NOx control requirements but also anticipate and exceed future environmental standards.

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