CleanElectricFlame® Technology

Compare High Power CleanElectricFlame® use to Flame/Combustion

CleanElectricFlame™. Nitrogen e-Ion Plasma™ Plume (possible species include N2, N2+, N+, N, e-). Discharge is into room air conditions. The heating system can be used for composite curing or heat treating on large surface areas of several square meters.
e-Ion Plasma CleanElectricFlame LIP GLASS PLUME
Compare Combustion Flame
(Conventional Plume)
MHI Advanced LIP System GEN 3
(CleanElectricFlame® Plume)
Emissions, Health & Environment
  • Likely to produce CO2, SO2 and soot
  • Uses combustion gas inputs of fuel and air, commonly requiring plumbing
  • Typical 20,000 BTU/hr (5.858kW) burners produce about 22 moles of greenhouse gasses per hour
  • Fossil fuel powered combustion often  leads to toxic by products such as Carbon Monoxide
  • Surfaces impacted by flame may be contaminated with small size soot-like particles.

Pounds of Carbon Dioxide per One Million BTU of burn

Diesel fuel /heating oil






Natural gas


E-Ion, HGA or OAB at device  0.0

  • CleanElectricFlame™ technology produces no CO2, SO2 or soot as a byproduct
  • No toxic emissions.  Air is typical input.
  • Electricity powered, no plumbing or piping needed
  • No venting required
  • Uses only air input, no other gasses<
  • No greenhouse gasses
  • Air to Air. It’s like changing your combustion flame to an electric flame
  • Highly efficient, saving on energy costs
  • Non-toxic
  • No residues left because of process
  • Improves productivity
  • May improve shelf life and quality of products
Process Impact
  • Narrow area impact when requiring intense flame, non-uniform heat application
  • Uniformity requirements may require multiple burners
  • User configurable width of plume
  • Higher efficiency
  • Requires less monitoring, saving on labor costs
Explosion Hazards
  • Highly combustible, volatile
  • Incomplete combustion may be a down-stream fire hazard
  • No combustible gasses used as inputs
  • LIP systems offer integrated over-temperature controls
Energy Efficiency
  • Flames are energy inefficient, with only around 10% of their energy able to be utilized for heat as quantized radiation may dissipate heat
  • Over 90% energy efficient
  • Realized energy savings may approach 80%. (A 30kW combustible flame may be replaced by a 6kW plasma plume)
  • Lack of precise control
  • Frequent quality control issues
  • Precise
  • Available built-in safety controls including an over-temperature shut-off
    • Noisy combustion process
  • Silent
  • Noxious odor is often noted from combustion byproducts
  • Odorless
  • Clean Process
Cost of Operations
  • Consumes expensive reactant gasses
  • Frequent downtime leads to lost revenues and costs of repair
  • Higher insurance and other costs because of emissions and other flame hazards
  • Uses air and electricity
  • No reliance on supply of combustibles
  • Less downtime, less lost revenues, less cost of repairs
  • Possibility of lower insurance premiums from improved safety

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