Basics of combustion

Combustion takes place when gas, liquid, biomass or fossils react with oxygen in the air and create heat. The process requires three main elements, namely; fuel, oxygen and the source of ignition. Combustion can be likened to an explosion; however, this is a controlled explosion that takes place in a monitored space at a projected time. “There are three “T’s” for combustion, they are; Temperature, Turbulence and Time” the late Dr Tony Biddlestone Perfect combustion […]

Natural gas in KZN

The natural gas revolution continues: Commercial-scale supplies of compressed natural gas will soon be available to industry in KwaZulu-Natal, with gas supplier Virtual Gas Network (VGN), a division of CNG Holdings, currently setting up shop and targeting 2018 for the first natural gas deliveries. More cost-effective, cleaner and safer than diesel, petrol, paraffin and LPG fuels, converting to natural gas is an opportunity for plants running boilers, ovens, dryers, smelters, kilns and furnaces to significantly […]

Natural gas in SA

Recent on- and off-shore discoveries of globally significant quantities of natural gas in Southern Africa – including trillions of cubic metres of natural gas in the Rovuma Basin off the Mozambique coast, the biggest global find of natural gas in decades – represent a new dawn for the region’s energy landscape. Natural gas is one of the cleanest, safest, and most useful forms of energy, providing the world with over 20 per cent of its […]