Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency
to Determine the Fuel Efficiency of
the Combustion Process Through Flue Gas Analysis
You can hardly pick up a paper or turn on the
television today without hearing people talking GREEN, and the
Greening of America. What are people talking about when they say
GREEN? The issues at hand are the raising cost of energy, energy
efficiency, performance and global warming.
Purchasing new high efficient equipment will
not necessarily reduce the cost of heating and cooling a home.
Energy efficiency is not simply purchasing a new high SEER system,
is is about proper installation to manufactures specifications. A
quality installation will save energy and money. (Heating oil
futures his a record high in Mid October, up over 40% year to date).
The Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency
(AFUE) rating provides the consumer with a number that represents
the percentage of fuel efficiency achievable by gas and oil fired
furnaces and boilers. How can a HVACR service technician verify that
they have properly installed or serviced a system the manufacturers
specified AFUE rating? This can only be accomplished through
combustion analysis, an essential aspect of furnace and boiler
efficiency . Combustion analysis should be performed when installing
a new furnace or boiler and at regular interval.
Combustion analysis is the measurement of a combustion systems flue
gases to determine the completeness (efficiency) of the combustion
process. Combustion analysis is only the first step in
maximizing fuel efficiency. An HVACR service technician must
understand the Air/Fuel ratio, and venting adjustments necessary to
Several companies manufacture combustion
analysis test instruments, including, Fieldpiece, Bacharach, and
Testo. Combustion analysis requires more than tools, it requires
knowledge of the combustion process and how to use the instruments.
To make certain that the HVACR service technician is properly
trained in combustion analysis, renowned trainer and author Erik
Rasmussen has written a new training manual titled "Combustion
Analysis & Fuel Efficiency".
Analysis & Fuel Efficiency":
The world has entered the 21st Century and the
push to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions is
stronger than ever. With dwindling resources and an ever increasing
demand for power, it is time to start taking the simple measures to
make the changes needed to reduce the energy consumed by the fuel
burning, emissions releasing appliances we work on every day.
"Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency" addresses carbon dioxide
formation and release, carbon monoxide generation, thermal heat
transfer and flame temperature, steps and procedures to increase
efficiency and reduce emissions.
Readers should expect to increase their
knowledge of combustion, the combustion process and combustion
control. Topics covered include: The dynamics of Carbon Dioxide
production, The release of heat and the Oxygen relationship, The
living breathing appliance how to ensure that your appliance is not
suffocating. The combustion analysis manual is intended to raise the
awareness about all things combustion and what all technicians
should know being in the HVAC/R trade.
"Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency" covers
draft and venting of fuel fired appliances to heat transfer and what
effects combustion has on Efficiency.
Combustion (FIRE) since the beginning of time
has been a magical and sometimes mystical thing, that all humankind
has struggled to conquer and control. The secrets to the realization
that combustion is not that magical nor mystical are contained
within the pages of "Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency". Read
and become your own master of FIRE. Erik Rasmussen.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mr. Rasmussen is the International Program
Manager for the Carbon Monoxide Safety Association (COSA). COSA is a
not for profit organization that raises the awareness to the health
hazards, inefficiencies and liabilities of carbon monoxide through
training and partnering with certified educational programs and
community, private or other group requesting assistance in their
In addition to his position with COSA, Mr.
Rasmussen: Serves as President of ESCO Press International based in
Trenton, Ontario, Canada, Co-Author of "Carbon Monoxide A Clear and
Present Danger" the campaign publication to "Combustion Analysis &
Fuel Efficiency", Continues to stay current on all technologies
through his own service company that provides service and
installation of (Natural gas, Propane, Oil heat, Air conditioning).
Mr. Rasmussen was a Combustion and Carbon Monoxide safety instructor
for Bacharach Manufacturing, and community college instructor prior
to joining COSA.
"Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency" is
written with emphasis on practical application. It contains the
knowledge service technicians need to be productive and effective
when installing and servicing combustion appliances.
The book is written at a level that most
service technicians will understand. Considerable though and study
has been devoted to the organization of this book, which makes it
easy to follow or use in the classroom.
Overall, I think the book is an excellent
technical reference, practical learning took and field guide."
John Tomczyk, Professor / Author Ferris State
Energy efficiency and reduced energy cost can
be achieved through a quality installation. This can be accomplished
through proper understanding of combustion and performing a
combustion analysis. Energy efficiency require more than installing
more efficient equipment.
132 Pages, Soft-Cover
Paperback, 132 pages
Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency