Archive for May, 2011

Troubleshooting Gas Burners

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As is the case with all mechanical and electrical equipment, it is recognized that occasional repair and adjustment may be necessary on any burner. Table 2-4 represents a very general list of troubles and causes that can occur with gas burners and gives some suggested remedies. Table 2-4 Troubleshooting Gas Burners Symptom and Possible Cause …

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Gas Burners Safety Precautions

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The annual cleaning and inspection of gas heating equipment is important not only because it contributes to its efficient operation but also because it provides an additional safety factor. Electrical controls should be connected on a separate switch. This enables the circuit to be broken should the equipment malfunction. Because fuel gas is extremely volatile, …

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Gas Burners Venting and Ventilation

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The venting system for gas heating equipment consists of the following: 1. The chimney or smoke elimination pipe. 2. The draft diverter or draft diverter hood. Gas-burning equipment must be vented to the outside. All pipes leading from the equipment must be fitted so that the joints are tight and free of leaks. A draft …

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Gas Piping for Conversion Burners

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Gas Piping for Conversion Burners

Gas piping is generally wrought iron or steel with malleable iron pipe fittings. Joint compound (pipe dope) is applied sparingly to the male threads only. Make certain before applying the joint compound that it is approved for all types of gas. Never use aluminum tubing or castiron fittings on the main gas line. Soldered or …

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Gas Conversion Burner Combustion Chambers

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Gas Conversion Burner Combustion Chambers

The combustion chamber for a gas conversion burner is commonly located in the ashpit of a coal-fired boiler or furnace. Figure 2-10 illustrates the positioning of an upshot gas conversion burner. Note that the burner head port is located 1 inch (plus or minus 1?4 in) above the grate level. This is a standard measurement …

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Gas Conversion Burners

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Gas Conversion Burners

A gas conversion burner is used to convert heating equipment designed for coal or oil to gas fuel use (see Figure 2-8). The boiler or furnace must be properly gastight and must have adequate heating surfaces. A characteristic of gas conversion burners is that pressure will sometimes build up in a furnace due to puffs …

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Integral-Type Gas Burners

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Integral-Type Gas Burners

An integral-type gas burner assembly consists of an array of parallel burner tubes connected by a manifold pipe running at a right angle to them. The burner tubes and manifold are part of a box/drawer assembly in modern furnaces and boilers. The entire assembly can be removed from the furnace or boiler for cleaning (see …

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Types of Gas Burners

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Types of Gas Burners

Types of residential gas burners include atmospheric injection, yellow (luminous) flame, and power burner units. Their classification is determined by the firing method used. Gas burners can also be divided into two broad classifications based on whether they are specifically designed as integral parts of gas-fired heating equipment, as in Figure 2-4, or are used …

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