MNFS Homogenizer System

A Homogenizer is a Fuel Treatment Machine. It treats primarily Residual Grade Fossil Fuel Oil ; HFO ( Heavy Fuel Oil ) that by nature contained 1 ~ 3% agglomerated sludge. This is often separated from the purified HFO. The purified HFO is use for combustion in the Diesel Engines or Boilers.

Homogenizer treats the raw HFO. It recovers the valuable component of the sludge and convert them into burnable HFO. The process is called Homogenization.

Homogenizers are widely used in Ships, Power Plants and Industrial Furnaces. For Power Plant application, it is widely used in HFO Diesel Power Plants and Steam Power Plants.

MNFS Homogenizer System uses High Speed ( 3000rpm ) fully grooved Rotor & stationary Stator to induce high shearing force to the fuel ( Heavy Fuel Oil, Diesel etc ) liquid medium. The Stator is fitted to a shaft and the gap ( between the Rotor and Stator ) during operations, is 50μ.

The Rotor

The Stator

Fully Assembled Homogenizer

Summary Benefit of Homogenizer System
Environmentally Friendly : MNFS HOMOGENIZER systems fulfill requirements for environmental friendly operation by reduction of oil sludges and exhaust gas emissions. All the systems are approved by Classes regarding sludge and emission reducing effects of Homogenizer. Relevant Certificates are available.

Fuel Oil Cost Reduction : MNFS HOMOGENIZER systems reduce fuel wastages and improves fuel consumption. A 0.5% savings can be expected. The amortisation period is less than a year.

Operational Overheads Cost Reduction : Deploying MNFS HOMOGENIZER systems improves Plant Management, reduces maintenance, repairs and spare parts replacement cost. Manning cost can be optimised.

Alternative Fuel Oil : Increased oil prices and unstable political situation force experts to research for alternative fuels. Current alternative fuels are Orimulsion and Biofuel. If treated by MNFS HOMOGENIZER, these fuels can be combusted in engines and boilers efficiently.

Homogenizer System

The Design Working Principle Technology
When a common droplet is accelerated, it alters to a stretched droplet. When this accelerated and stretched droplet is subjected to additional shearing forces, it will divide into numerous smaller droplets. Each fuel particle is conditioned in this manner several times in a Homogenizer System. This treated droplet is also subjected to sonic frequencies in the homogenizer system, and will further divide.

In general a common droplet of 70μ (micron) has a specific volume of approx. 180.000μ3 with a total surface of approx. 15.400μ2. A 3μ (micron) divided droplet has a specific volume of approx. 14 μ3 with a total surface of 28μ2. Thus, one 70μ (micron) droplet will be divided into approx. 12.960 droplets of 3μ (micron) size.

As found in several independent analyses, the structure of common heavy fuels consist of an average droplet /particle size of about 70μ. However more than 90% of the fuel have droplets / particles are larger than 20μ. The Homogenizer System works when the combined forces alter the structure of droplet /particle size to about 3μ, achieving a well balanced homogeneous operative fuel.

All mineral/organic particles will be divided while hard particles such as inherent catalyticfines and similar particles, which may lead to abrasive wear and tear, will remain unaffected. They now can easily be separated from the fuel with purifiers and finefilters. One common droplet of about 70μ will be divided into about 12.960 smaller droplets to achieve a 23fold increase in fuel surface area.