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Dürr presents innovative burner requiring less energy consumption

New perspectives for exhaust air purification


Stuttgart, March 2, 2009 – From chemical and pharmaceutical to the automotive industries, the thermal exhaust air oxidizer (TAR) ensures clean air for all applications. This can be conducted even more efficiently in the future – with the new TARCOM V gas burner; a worldwide innovation presented by Dürr Environmental and Energy Systems (EES).

The TARCOM V burner is not only for new TAR oxidizers. Existing units around the globe can also be converted at any time, resulting in significant energy savings. Dürr offers burners for both natural gas and liquefied gas as well as a combination burner for two different gas types.

The TARCOM V gas burner is the product of a series of developments which commenced with the so-called cone burner. This was further developed into the swirl burner and has now culminated in a swirl burner with a hollow cylinder flame. The decisive advantage of this technology is that the flame geometry is similar to a rotating hollow cylinder. Through the high efficiency mixing technique obtained in this way, the TARCOM V burner achieves a significantly better temperature distribution in the combustion chamber and that in turn leads to significant energy savings and improved emissions.

Through a special gas jet geometry, the flame stability and ignition behavior can be further optimized. Additionally, through better utilization of the combustion chamber volume, better clean gas values can also be achieved at lower combustion chamber temperatures. Among other clients, four major automotive manufacturers have already benefited from TARCOM V through the energy saved with exhaust air purification. This has naturally also reduced their costs per unit for each vehicle coming off the assembly line.

The Dürr Group is a supplier of plant and equipment that commands leading global market positions in its areas of activity. Business with the automotive industry accounts for about 85% of its sales. Dürr also supplies innovative manufacturing and environmental technologies for the aircraft, mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The Dürr Group operates in the market through two divisions. The Paint and Assembly Systems division supplies production and painting technologies, mainly for automotive body & chassis manufacturing. The equipment and systems supplied by the Measuring and Process Systems division are used, among other things, for engine and transmission production and for final vehicle assembly. Dürr achieved sales of close to € 1.5 billion with approximately 6,000 employees in 2007. Dürr is present in 47 locations in 21 countries around the world.


Dürr Systems GmbH

Günter Buzer


Phone: +49 (0)711 136-2614

Fax: +49 (0)711 136-2814

E-mail: guenter.buzer(at)


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