American Flame Research Committee Members


Aereon provides the most complete offering of products and services in the emission control industry specifically designed for upstream and midstream oil and gas activities. This offering includes but is not limited to products such as: standard flares and enclosed combustors available for quick delivery, vapor recovery units (VRU), high-spec custom flares, and Thermal Oxidizers to name a few.

Bloom Engineering

Customized design and manufacture of heavy duty industrial combustion equipment for all fuel fired heat processing applications, including gas, oil, tar, and by-product gas burners for hot and cold air (with low NOx design options), with associated flow control and metering devices, recuperators for small capacity direct fired and radiant tube fired burners, regenerators, complete LEVEL I controls, including flame safeguard systems, LEVEL II on-line and off-line supervisory furnace control systems.

Combustion Equipment: Conventional and Regenerative Fuel Fired Burners; Manual Valves; Eductors; Flow Control Valves; Flow Metering Devices.

Heat Recovery Devices: Heat Exchangers; Recuperators; Regenerators.

Instrumentation and Controls: Combustion Control Valves (Automatic); Supervisory Computer Systems.



Cerrey is a capital good company founded in 1961 and is part of the Steam Generation Division of Hermes Group, which include design, fabrication, erection, start-up, and maintenance of steam generation systems including Industrial and package boilers as well as HRSG's. In addition, CERREY can advise and train client personnel in the operation and maintenance of their equipment. CERREY has business participation from companies such as Combustion Engineering Systems of the USA and Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan. These companies are world-recognized leaders in the field of steam generation providing our Company important technical and operational support to maintain high levels of technology, quality and service in the field of equipment design and manufacture. Actually Cerrey has implemented an outstanding quality assurance program which has resulted in Certificactions for ISO-9001, ASME conde stamps "S", "U", "PP", and "R".

Chevron Energy Technology Company

Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Chevron explores, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels.

ClearSign Combustion Corp.

etaPartners (Chuck Benson)

etaPartners LLC offers clients expertise in the development and commercialization of a broad range of clean energy technologies. We are active in the development of novel combustion, heat transfer and energy conversion technologies for commercial, industrial, and transportation applications. In these projects, we apply state-of-the-art design tools such as chemical kinetics analysis, thermal & fluid analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and process simulation. We also provide technology-based consulting services to clients in a wide variety of industries. These assignments focus on technology assessments, energy efficiency improvements, air pollution controls, and utilization of alternative fuels.

ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co.

As the largest publicly traded oil company ExxonMobil's goal is to achieve excellent environmental performance in each of our businesses to Protect Tomorrow. Today.

Every day, employees at ExxonMobil are committed to the pursuit of operational excellence. They do this by delivering safe, reliable operations, improving energy efficiency, and maintaining strong business controls. They believe that maximizing the value of resources - through disciplined investments, developing breakthrough technologies, improving processes, and integrated operations - generates the most benefit for resource owners, society, and our shareholders.

ExxonMobil has a large, geographically diverse portfolio of more than 130 major projects that are expected to develop more than 24 billion net oil-equivalent barrels. Many of these projects are located in challenging deepwater or arctic environments, while others will develop a diverse range of resource types that include heavy oil/oil sands, unconventional gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and acid/sour gas.

In their Outlook for Energy - A View to 2030, ExxonMobil see's many hopeful things - economic recovery and growth, improved living standards and a reduction in poverty, and promising new energy technologies.

Fives North American Combustion, Inc.

A designer, manufacturer and implementer of advanced industrial combustion products, integrated systems and high-performance process solutions.

Furnace Improvements (Ashutosh Garg)


Heat Transfer Research, Inc.

Heat Transfer Research, Inc. (HTRI) is a leading global provider of process heat transfer and heat exchanger technology, research, and software. Founded in 1962, our industrial research and development consortium serves the engineering needs of over 1000 corporate member sites.

Our proprietary research is currently conducted on seven rigs at our state-of-the-art Research & Technology Center in Navasota, Texas. These industrially-relevant studies are augmented by the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and advanced laser techniques including particle imaging velocimetry. We use the proprietary data from these efforts to develop methods and software for the thermal design and analysis of heat exchangers and fired heaters. Additionally, we provide technical support to all members and offer training, consulting, and contract services to both members and non-members.

Our dedication to excellence assures customers of a distinct competitive advantage and a high level of operating confidence in equipment designed with HTRI technology.

Honeywell (Callidus)

Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (Univ of Utah)

The Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (ICSE) grew from a long tradition of combustion research at the University of Utah beginning in the 1950s and continuing to today's level of over 120 faculty, staff, and students. ICSE formed from the combination of several strong research programs that focused on combustion simulation, analysis, and experiments.

ICSE employs an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to the study of energy, combustion and high-temperature fuel-utilization processes by combining hands-on experimental work with analytical tools and simulation. This approach enables ICSE to develop predictive tools for these highly complex processes, which span multiple scales of time and space. ICSE has the resources and expertise to address and improve the understanding of these processes, which are often associated with applied systems and industrial applications.

Currently, ICSE resources are divided into four complementary, interconnecting groups: experimental, analytical, simulation, and policy.

John Zink Hamworthy Combustion

John Zink Hamworthy Combustion (JZHC) is a leader in emissions-control and clean-air combustion systems. Our Smart CombustionTM solutions combine our expertise with advanced digital technology to help optimize equipment performance and efficiency in real-time. Trusted worldwide, JZHC has more installed equipment than any other manufacturer in our industry.

Industries and Products
JZHC offers environmental solutions for industries including chemical and hydrocarbon processing, oil and gas exploration and production, fuel distribution, power/utilities, combined cycle/co-gen, industrial, biofuels/ethanol and solid waste. Our engineered-to-order solutions include process burners, thermal oxidizers, flares, gas recovery systems, boiler burners, duct burners, vapor control systems, biogas flare systems and flue gas treatment systems. We also offer comprehensive Turnkey Services from design to start-up and training.

Testing/Research and Development
Our Research and Development Test Center is the largest, most advanced testing complex of its kind. This not only allows us to push innovation for future solutions, it enables us to test customer equipment in an industrial setting under specific, real-world conditions.

Parts, Service and Support
We stock thousands of parts to keep you up and running and deliver quick-response shipments for non-stock or factory-made items. Our service and support experts are available 24/7, worldwide. We offer a full range of technical services, equipment training, maintenance programs, retrofits/upgrades and diagnostic support to address virtually any problem, anywhere.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the Department of Energy's (DOE's) largest science and energy laboratory. Managed since April 2000 by a partnership of the University of Tennessee and Battelle, ORNL was established in 1943 as a part of the secret Manhattan Project to pioneer a method for producing and separating plutonium. During the 1950s and 1960s, ORNL became an international center for the study of nuclear energy and related research in the physical and life sciences. With the creation of DOE in the 1970s, ORNL's mission broadened to include a variety of energy technologies and strategies. Today the laboratory supports the nation with a peacetime science and technology mission that is just as important as, but very different from, its role during the Manhattan Project. The Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center (FEERC) is the largest group within ORNL involved in combustion R&D. In line with DOE's overall mission, FEERC specializes in the detailed characterization of energy efficiency and emissions for combustion processes in transportation and stationary power generation systems, including cars and trucks, fuel cells, and boilers. FEERC staff members include mechanical, chemical, and aerospace engineers along with chemists and physicists. Research projects are funded by DOE, other government agencies, and private industry and utilize unique experimental and computational capabilities not typically available in industry or academia.

Praxair, Inc. / Linde

With 27,000 employees and operations in more than 30 countries, Praxair is focused on helping our customers become more profitable, efficient and environmentally friendly. With 2009 sales of $9 billion, Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) is a global, Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services and technologies to a wide diversity of customers.

Praxair's primary products are:

atmospheric gases -- oxygen, nitrogen, argon and rare gases (produced when air is purified, compressed, cooled, distilled and condensed), and
process & specialty gases -- carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, semiconductor process gases, and acetylene (produced as by-products of chemical production or recovered from natural gas).
The company also designs, engineers and constructs cryogenic and non-cryogenic supply systems.

Therm-A-Cor Consulting, Inc. (Donald Corwin)

WS Thermal Processing Inc.

WS manufactures energy efficient gas burners with integrated heat exchangers. Typical applications are industrial furnaces for heat treating of steel. Trade names are FLOX(r), REKUMAT(r), REGEMAT(r).


Headquartered near Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, Zeeco, Inc. is a global leader in advanced combustion and environmental solutions including and not limited to the refining, petrochemical and gas processing/LNG industries. Zeeco engineers and manufactures ultra-low NOx burners; gas and liquid flaring systems; thermal oxidizers; flare gas recovery systems; equipment rentals; and parts and service. With 21 locations and seven manufacturing facilities around the world, Zeeco also operates the largest industrial-scale test facility from its headquarters location. For more information about Zeeco, visit