Why is atomization with steam done in oil-fired boilers

Answer (1 of 2): Fuel is atomized so that it will readily mix with the air and burn fully and quickly. If you shot a solid stream of fuel into a boiler, it would take a long time for all that fuel to burn completely, if you could get it to do so. If the fuel doesn't atomize properly, it won't hav

Design optimization of twin-fluid atomizers with an

Feb 01, 2009 · Once the nominal liquid mass flow rate (or fuel oil in case of industrial boilers) is known, the atomizing mass flow rate (e.g. steam) can be obtained from the suitable A.L.R. that reports the best SMD of the spray. After that, the central channel diameter can then be estimated using Eq.