Research and Development

Oilon – Research and Development



Our most important goals when developing new products are:

• lower emission levels
• improved operating efficiency
• utilization of new and renewable fuels
• easy serviceability
• stylish appearance


We invest approximately 6% of our annual turnover in research and development. Our Research and Development Centre is equipped with a modern research laboratory and standard furnaces from 20 kW up to 13 MW. Using various boilers that are available on the market, we run diverse combustions tests and collect accurate measurement data for both oil and gas burners. The heat pump laboratory’s variable facilities allow testing of different types of pumps up to 500 kW.

We also carry out research and development work in the centre for renewable energy research, Energon. The centre belongs to the Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd.


Oilon R&D

Oilon’s Research and Development Centre

Our burners must meet the demands of the product legislation in North America, China, and Europe. To ensure compliance, the Research and Development Centre is also equipped with an accredited testing laboratory where the most of our burners are tested.

We also run customer-commissioned tests on new fuels as well as emission-lowering equipment and methods.

 

Lowering Emissions


When designing a new product, the computer modelling of combustion processes, using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), is an indispensable tool for reaching our goal of lower emis­sion levels. In addition to CFD modelling, we also measure and analyse test runs in our laboratory and in the field.

We are especially committed to reducing nitrous oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions. Improving the operational efficiency of our burners serves the same goal.

CFD

CFD modelling is an indispensable tool for research and development work. We use CFD modelling to analyse various combustion processes and to reach lower emission levels. It is also useful in ensuring the successful completion of large scale projects.

 

Solutions and Design for Sustainable Development


One of our most important areas of research is the utilisation of various renewable fuels, such as bio oils and biogas as well as solar energy or heat energy collected from the ground, water, or air. The goal of this research is to develop hybrid heating solutions that combine various energy sources.

In line with our mission of providing its customers with environmentally friendly energy solutions, we are also researching how to improve the efficiency of our products and thereby lower their electrical power demands. We design our products to be long-lasting and easy to maintain, leading to a long product lifecycle. In addition to durability, features such as recyclability and the outward appearance of our products have become increasingly important focus areas for testing. Therefore, we work in close cooperation with industrial designers when designing any new products.

3D Design

 Our R&D engineers work with modern 3D modeling tools connected to our product information management and enterprise resource planning systems.

News

We participated in the "Finnish Midsummer goes Beijing" event on June 7th in Beijing.The event was organized by the Embassy of Finland in Beijing, in honor of the Finland's 100th anniversary celebration.Here are a few pictures from this sunny event.
2017-06-15
Oilon has signed a contract with Amec Foster Wheeler Energia Oy which will supply 299 MWe wood chips and pellets fueled circulating fluidized bed boiler to UK. Project is called TEES REP. Tees Renewable Energy Plant will be the world´s largest biomass plant generating electricity enough to power 600 000 homes and providing also heating power.
2017-05-17
Heat pumps we have delivered to Uruguay have won awards for energy efficiency.
2016-12-07

References

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Natural gas for companies in Mäntsälä

 

In Mäntsälä, Finland, the transition towards more environmentally friendly heating advanced significantly in late autumn 2007. At that time, the new district heating center of the Finnish electric power company Mäntsälän Sähkö Oy rose in the Kapuli area.

 


 

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The superiority of fluidized bed combustion

The world’s largest operating fluidized bed boiler is located in Poland in the Lagisza power plant, which opened in 2009. The burners of this boiler are Oilon’s mark. The title of the world’s largest fluidized bed boiler will move to Samcheok power plant South Korea in 2014, where Oilon will deliver 64 pcs start-up burners.

 

 

Kraftringen MAX IV Lab, Lund, Sweden


Kraftringen MAX IV Lab, Lund, Sweden

A particle accelerator provides extra heat for the neighboring residential areas.