Martin, M.

XRG Technologies, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Matthew Martin is the Chief Research and Development Scientist for XRG Technologies. He has 27 yr of experience in the combustion industry and 19 yr of experience in computational fluid dynamics of combustion equipment. Mr. Martin has 27 patents for burners, flares, thermal oxidizers and flame detection technology, and holds a BS degree in computer science from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.

The use of tube inserts in fired heaters

Martin, M., XRG Technologies

In 1896, Whitham1 reported the successful use of twisted tapes (originally called retarders, and now also called turbulators) to increase heat transfer in boiler fire tubes—their effectiveness in increasing heat transfer is well known.