Honeywell Introduces Next Generation Ecomax® LE Burner, Driving Environmental, Social and Governance Efforts and Energy Savings via Digitalization

Honeywell Introduces Next Generation Ecomax® LE Burner, Driving Environmental, Social and Governance Efforts and Energy Savings via Digitalization

  • Solution features flameless operation and the capability to run on 100% hydrogen for maximum fuel gas savings and emissions control
  • Honeywell provides furnace OEMs and end users with a clear, immediate path to nitrogen oxide reduction

HOUSTON, TX, September 28, 2022 -- Honeywell today unveiled the ECOMAX® LE burner with a metallic recuperator for indirect radiant tube heating applications such as tempering, hardening, continuous lines and annealing. 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.

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.

“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,” 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.”

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.

ECOMAX LE is available in three sizes, with sizes one and three available now, and size two expected in November 2022. To learn more, please visit this website.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

Mike Hockey
Director of External Communication, PMT