Do I need a combustion analyzer?

Do I need a combustion analyzer?

In short, if you are working on fossil fuel appliances, you need to be using a combustion analyzer. Not having an analyzer and not measuring combustion gasses simply does not absolve you of liability.

What does a combustion analyzer do?

Combustion analyzers are instruments with multifunctional capabilities that are designed to calculate the efficiency of various types of furnaces, heaters, and boilers by determining an array of parameters such as gas levels, flue pressure, and stack temperature.

How often should a combustion analyzer be calibrated?

every one to two years
Typically, you should send in your combustion analyzer for calibration every one to two years, depending on what sensors you have. After wear and tear, readings can stray from accuracy. Certain gas sensors have life spans of two years or less, and should then be replaced for accurate measurement readings.

When must the oxygen analyzer be routinely calibrated?

Calibration should be in intervals of 2 – 3 months or as required by your application.

How much does combustion analysis cost?

Once upon a time combustion analyzers were expensive and difficult to use. Now they are easy to use and can be priced reasonably. But with a range from $500 to over $5000, it is easy to get confused.

What are good combustion analyzer readings?

A typical reading would be 2% to 6% (see Figure 2). I like adjusting the air for the middle of the acceptable range in case the blower wheel gets dirty and delivers less air for combustion.

What should flue gas Analyser readings be?

Generally when this level is below 0.004 the boiler is considered to be running efficiently. When between 0.004 and 0.008 this indicates a potential problem and investigation and retesting must take place. When above 0.008 the appliance must be fully investigated, cleaned and retested.

What is a combustion analyzer?

How often should you calibrate a gas monitor?

Calibration is recommended annually or if bump testing indicates an out of spec sensor. Due to the technology of electrochemical sensors, they will deplete over time and more rapidly if exposed to the target gas. They can also be poisoned if exposed to certain gases.