Global Maritime Fabricates First Swirling Flow Research Combustor

Global Maritime Services, Inc.

(GMSI), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a ship repair, machine shop, welding and fabrication facility, has completed the fabrication and assembly of the first Swirling Flow Research Combustor for Florida Atlantic University.

This stainless steel combustor will determine the effects of swirling air flow on a combustion process such as fuel-air mixing, flame stability and the reduction of pollutant formation. The research results will help in the design of more efficient combustion devices such as furnaces, gas turbines and ramjet engines.

The combustor will be used at the Transport Phenomena Laboratory of the mechanical engineering department at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Fla.

Dr. Davood Moslemian, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will head the project and work along with Ceji Li, the graduate student who designed the combustor.

It took more than a year to design the combustor and four months to build it using type 316 stainless steel and various state-of-the-art certified welding techniques. GMSI also supported FAU with the final assembly design methods which resulted in the efficient construction and testing procedures.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 66,  Feb 1991

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