Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries is said to have inked an order for two 9,000-teu containerships from a Singapore-based shipowner.
The disadvantage of this burner is its low 'Turn-Down' ratio (in the region of 3.5). The advantage is that it does not require any assistance other than supplying the fuel at the correct pressure. Due to this it is still seen even on larger plant were it is used as a first start or emergency burner.
Anouther disadvantage over assisted atomisation burners is the lack of cooling from stam or air means the burner must be removed when not in use from lit boilers to prevent carbonising in the tube