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The permeable medium of the metal fibre burner consists of fine metal fibres. There are sintered together to produce a rigid but highly porous panel, or can be converted into a flexible knitted material (bekinit®) by means of textile processing. Both structures provide a medium for homogeneous combustion in both radiant and high-intensity blue flame mode and allow for a smooth transition between the two modes.

The fibres for all these materials, produced according to a highly sophisticated process, are made out of Fecralloy®, an alloy registered by the UK Atomic Energy Authority. This refractory steel was selected for its outstanding oxidation resistance at temperatures over 1000°C (1830°F). Of special importance in the alloy composition is the Yttrium element which anchors the protective surface alumina layer to the base metal in a very tenacious way.

The bekinit® structure is completely 3-dimensional, creating loops that give flexibility, excellent insulation and the best possible cooling to the fibers close to the flame. The knitted structure is also relatively open creating less chance of contamination and blockage of the surface during operation. 

 

Components

Fecralloy®

Bekinit

Cr

Al

Y

Si

Mn

Cu

C

Fe

20.00%

5.00%

0.10%

0.30%

0.08%

0.03%

0.03%

Traces

The metal fibre burner mats are produced by Bekaert in accordance with the requirements of the European Quality Standard EN 29001. This Quality Management System secures a continuous and high quality level for all Metal Fibre Burner products.