American Flame Research Committee (AFRC) Symposium

September 30 – October 03, 2024

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Download the AFRC 2024 Industrial Combustion Symposium Brochure.

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2024 Schedule of Events

Monday, September 30th 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Tuesday, October 1st 2024
7:00 am
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:30 am
  • Dave Schalles, Bloom Engineering Co. Inc.
  • Jamal Jamaluddin
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1 Effects of Crosswind Turbulence on the Combustion Efficiency of Non-assist Waste Gas Flares Presented by:
  • Ashray Mohit, University of Michigan
2 Experimentally Validated Data Analytics Method for Gas Flare Combustion Efficiency Monitoring Presented by:
  • David Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology
3 Non-assisted Flare Performance at Low-flow (<100 MSCFD) Conditions Presented by:
  • Jenna Stolzman, University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering
4 Burner Management Strategies for an Oxy-fired Lime Kiln Presented by:
  • Peter Gogolek, Natural Resources Canada
5 Integrated Approach to Efficiency Improvement in Fired Heaters Presented by:
  • Amit Gupta, Petro-Chem Development Co., Inc.
6 Field Experience with Extremely Low NOx Burners in High Heat Intensity Heaters Presented by:
  • Jeff Lewallen, ClearSign Technologies Corporation
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7 An IoT-Based Multi-Gas Sensor to Identify Flameout Precursors Presented by:
  • Robert Ian, SensorComm Technologies, Inc.
8 Discussion on the viability and robustness of VISR: a mid-wavelength multispectral IR imaging approach Presented by:
  • Alireza Kaveh, University of Waterloo
9 Characterizing hydrocarbons in flare plumes using a longwave infrared imaging Fourier transform spectrometer Presented by:
  • Arpan Singh, University of Waterloo
10 Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Combustion Efficiency for Full-size Upstream Flare Experiments Presented by:
  • Anan Wang, Baker Hughes
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 2nd 2024
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
11 Assessment of Natural Gas Substitution with Hydrogen on Heat Transfer and NOx Emissions Presented by:
  • Chaimae Bariki, Air Liquide
12 Improved Flare Emissions Monitoring for Plant Operations Presented by:
  • Joseph Smith, Missouri University of Science and Technology
13 Hydrogen Firing in a Tangentially Fired Boiler Burner Presented by:
  • Kevin Anderson, John Zink Company LLC
14 Combustion Fuel and Air Control Strategies for Hydrogen and Natural Gas Mixtures Presented by:
  • Josh Weaver, Honeywell Thermal Solutions
15 Swiss-roll Combustor: A Low-cost Solution for addressing the Significant Methane Emissions problem from Low-production Oil and Gas Sites. Presented by:
  • Parthib Rao, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
16 A Probabilistic Approach to Cellulose Thermal Depolymerization Presented by:
  • Peter Gogolek, Natural Resources Canada
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
17 Advancement in Ultra-Low-NOx-Burner Technology - Next Generation Burner for Hydrogen Firing Presented by:
  • Todd Grubb, Zeeco, Inc.
18 Results of a Hydrogen Fueled Extremely Low NOx Burner Test Program Presented by:
  • Matthew A. Martin, ClearSign Technologies Corporation
19 Advanced Hydrogen Burner for Commercial and Industrial Applications Presented by:
  • Sandeep Alavandi, GTI Energy
20 Ammonia Flare Testing for the Hydrogen Production Industry Presented by:
  • Adam Herrington, Zeeco, Inc
21 Low BTU Flare Tip Technology Breakthrough A Key Enable of Net Zero Presented by:
  • Nunthachai Amarutanon, PTT Exploration and Production Plc
22 Regulatory Update for Refinery, Petrochemical, and Upstream Flares Presented by:
  • Derek Stuck, Spectrum Environmental Solutions
6:00 pm
Thursday, October 3rd 2024
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Predictivity, Probability, and Decisions Presented by:
  • Professor Phillip Smith, University of Utah
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic-Oriented Technical Meeting
Green Hydrogen: Advances in CFD Simulations of Industrial Hydrogen Flames
23 LES Validation of a Piloted Methane/Air Jet Flame (Sandia D) Presented by:
  • Joseph Smith, Missouri University of Science and Technology
24 Practical Applications of CFD in Hydrogen Burner Design for Industrial Furnaces Presented by:
  • Michal Hradisky, Zeeco, Inc.
25 Exploring Decarbonization of a Steel Reheating Furnace using Simulations of Natural Gas/Hydrogen Fuel Blending Presented by:
  • Nicholas Walla, Purdue University Northwest
26 Large Eddy Simulations of Hydrogen Burner Presented by:
  • Daniel Lee
27 Panel Discussion Moderated by:
  • Joseph Smith, Missouri University of Science and Technology
12:00 pm
AFRC Symposium Concludes


Registration Fee:
  • $645 per person
Fee includes:
  • Admission to all Symposium sessions
  • AFRC Business Meeting
  • Topic-Oriented Technical Meeting: Green Hydrogen: Advances in CFD Simulations of Industrial Hydrogen Flames
  • Welcome reception on Monday, Sep. 30
  • Lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 01 and Wednesday, Oct. 02
  • Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 01
  • Access to papers online after the Symposium concludes

Download the AFRC 2024 Industrial Combustion Symposium Brouchure.

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The Venue


We have made arrangements for a discounted group rate of $199 CAD at the Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown. Make your hotel reservation directly with the hotel.

Note, rooms are limited at these rates so be sure to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Please book your room within our block listed below as it enables us to keep costs low for attendees.

Room Rate

$199 CAD

Reservation Requirements

A credit card is required to guarantee individual reservations when booking.

Hotel Reservation Cutoff

The hotel will offer a discounted group rate until September 5th. Reservations booked thereafter will be on a space and rate availability basis.

Hotel Parking

$35 + tax CAD per day self-parking.

Hotel Cancellation

Reservations must be cancelled at or before 11:00 AM MDT, 72 hours (3 days) prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation penalty.

The hotel cutoff date for reservations at the discounted rate is Thursday, September 5th 2024 .

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Calgary International Airport (YYC) is approximately 20 km (12.5 miles) from the Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown. Taxis and ride-share options (Uber/Lyft) are the best way to reach the hotel.

YYC is serviced by the following airlines:

  • WestJet
  • Delta
  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • Flair Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • United