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Fives Launches its First 100% Hydrogen Duct Burner

Industrial leader Fives, with over 100 years of expertise in industrial combustion, has just launched its first 100% hydrogen duct burner. The Hy-Ductflam is a key step towards the decarbonization of heating and drying processes worldwide as hydrogen emits zero carbon when burnt. Designed for new installations or to replace standard duct burners, Fives’ solution can be easily implemented by manufacturers with very limited process modification.

Fives’ first 100% hydrogen duct burner: Hy-Ductflam™. Image Credit: Fives

Combining Economic and Environmental Performance for Customers

Manufacturers are looking for alternatives to reduce their carbon footprint and since the combustion of hydrogen emits no CO2, it is one of the solutions to reduce their environmental footprint.

Always one innovation ahead thanks to its ability to anticipate customer needs, Fives has designed its first duct burner firing 100% hydrogen.

Fives innovative solution, the Hy-Ductflam, enables its customers to easily switch fuels going from 100% natural gas (NG) to 100% hydrogen (H2) without any changes made to the equipment.

For example, by using Fives’ Hy-Ductflam set on 100% hydrogen, a paper plant will emit 170 kg less of CO2 per ton of paper produced which significantly reduces its carbon footprint (by about 2/3).

Providing high efficiency and mechanical reliability, the Hy-Ductflam is suitable for any duct configuration. This mean it can be installed both in new installations and as a replacement of standard duct burners thus limiting costs for manufacturers.

“Fives is at the forefront of hydrogen development and offers the largest range of hydrogen compatible burners on the market. We are proud to provide a new solution that answers the need for decarbonization of our customers and are exited for new innovations to come” declares Francesco Giudici, General Manager at Fives ITAS.

This technology is mainly dedicated to drying application in ceramic, minerals, pulp, etc. to name a few but could be extended to other applications such as heat recovery boilers.

Technical Features:

  • For drying applications, hot gas generators, turbine/motor post firing
  • Suitable for any duct configuration
  • Going from 100%NG to 100%H2
  • High turndown (1:10 or higher)


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