In Thermal Mass Flow Meter Selection, Fox Has the Advantage

Fox Thermal has the only thermal mass flow meter that comes with the award-winning DDC sensor. This rugged system is a digitally operated sensor that speeds processing by interfacing directly with electronics of the flow meter. The innovative digital sensor signal processing offers a technology framework for measuring gas correlations using GAS-SELECTX, a gas selection feature that enables users to select a particular gas composition in the field and press a button from gas menus. This feature also makes it unnecessary to send the flow meter back to the manufacturer when the gas composition changes. Fox is the only supplier to deliver this feature, without risking loss of accuracy.

Another way to configure the gas composition of the meter is by using the FT View app. You can download and install this free and intuitive app on your Desktop in a few minutes. If the flow meter is connected via the regular USB port, the program enables the user to easily customize meter settings to display data charts, run simulations, log data, and measure meter accuracy.

For more information about Fox Thermal Mass Flow Meters, contact Combustion Technology. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit their website at https://combustion-tech.net.

Happy Labor Day from Combustion Technology!

 

Happy Labor Day

Honoring all the hard working people that make the US economy run each and every day. 
Thank you.

Total Boiler Solutions from SCC

Siemens Combustion Controls

The Siemens Combustion Controls TS Series Control Solutions set a new standard for flexible, cost effective, Total Boiler Solutions. Ease of installation, configuration, and commissioning are incorporated into reliable, field proven control panel systems. From single boiler touchscreens, to entire boiler room solutions, Siemens Combustion Controls has the right answer for your application.

DOWNLOAD THE SCC TOTAL BOILER SOLUTIONS BROCHURE FROM THIS WEB PAGE

For more information about Siemens Combustion Controls, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit their website at https://combustion-tech.net.

Designing a Combustion Air/Gas Pre‐Mix System for Red-Ray Infrared Process Burners

Infrared Process Burners

Industrial infrared heating applications are carried out with infrared (IR) emitters, either by converting electrical current (based on the resistance of the emitter) or by converting natural gas or propane to IR energy through combustion. The strength of the emitted infrared energy is a function of its material temperature and is inversely correlated with absolute temperature (hotter emitters equal to shorter wavelengths equal to higher infrared energy). Careful consideration must be given to the application load, the target size, IR wavelength and power of the emitter in order to function properly.

Industrial IR heating systems are widely used for a variety of industrial applications. The most common are in these areas; powder coating, drying, drum heating, hardening, preheating, curing, component testing, baking, sterilizing, and melting.

Red-Ray™ is a leading manufacturer and the inventor of gas-fired infrared burners. Pyronics® is a leading brand of ceramic infrared burners. Red-Ray™ and Pyronics® metal and ceramic infrared burners. Both brands are owned by Selas Heat Technology.

Selas Heat Technology publishes a very helpful document titled "Designing a Combustion Air/Gas Pre‐Mix System for Red‐Ray Infrared Process Burners" for technical reference when using Red-Ray™ burners.

DOWNLOAD THE TECHNICAL REFERENCE DOCUMENT HERE

For more information about Red-Ray™, Pyronics®, or any Selas Heat Technology product, contact Combustion Technology. Call us at 800-327-1831 or visit our website at https://combustion-tech.net.

Combustion Technology Partners with Selas Heating Technology In Pacific Northwest

 

Combustion Technology, LLC is now representing Selas Heating Technology Company in the Pacific Northwest. 

Selas Heating Technology is an industrial burner manufacturer and continues to serve the industrial thermal processing industry with a wide range of innovative and reliable gas burners, combustion systems and thermal components to support many different types and brands of ovens, furnaces and thermal processing applications. They combine robust products with the latest technology to provide clean, efficient and safe heat. All Selas burners and combustion components are designed to provide maximum fuel efficiency and reliable operation.

Combustion Technology engineers, specifies, and applies combustion and process heating equipment to companies located in the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years. From discrete components such as temperature controls, thermocouples, gas pressure regulators and flowmeters, to complete industrial burner systems and packages, Combustion Technology delivers the experience and knowledge you need to optimize your process heating system.

For more information about Selas Heating products, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit their website at https://combustion-tech.net.

Changing Operating Parameters for the Siemens Combustion Controls LME7 and LMV3 Using the AZL Remote Display



This video instructs the viewer on how to change the operating parameters for the Siemens Combustion Controls LME7 and LMV3 using the AZL remote display.

The Siemens Combustion Controls LME7

An easy to install, easy to program, and easy to commission burner control system. It is ideally suited for use in industrial thermal process applications. The LME7 offers flexibility not found in competitive burner control units, a statement  supported by the following features:
  • Accepts standard UV, self-check UV, or self-check IR scanners and/or flame rods
  • Integral LED display
  • Programmable purge times and safety times
  • Programmable actuator positions for purge, ignition, and low fire
  • Adjustable time overlap of spark ignition and pilot valve
  • Adjustable time overlap of pilot and main gas valves
  • Proof-of-closure (POC) switch monitoring
  • Modbus RTU or BACnet MS/TP communication
  • Optional gas valve proving function
  • Password-protected access to OEM parameters
  • Integrated actuator control
  • Integrated PWM blower control 
  • Globally approved – UL, FM, CSA, and CE

The Siemens Combustion Controls LMV3

An easy to install, easy to program, and easy to commission linkageless Boiler / Burner Management System (BMS). It is ideally suited for use with steam boilers, hot water boilers, thermal fluid heaters, and industrial burners. The LMV3 provides improved burner performance and efficiency and ensures safe operation. The LMV3 offers flexibility not found in competitive burner control units, a statement supported by the following features:
  • Flame safeguard (independent processor)
  • Fuel-air ratio control
  • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) control
  • Fuel usage monitoring
  • Simultaneous operation of up to 2 rotary actuators (up to 3 connected)
  • Dual fuel switchover
  • Modbus communication
  • Remote firing rate from building automation or external controller
  • Valve proving / valve leak testing 

The Siemens Combustion Controls LMV3 AZL

A remote display provides a user interface with keypad and multicolor indicator light showing burner status.

The AZL Remote Display Features

  • Provides additional sequence and status information
  • Remote reset
  • Fault history
  • Back-up and restore program settings
  • Flame signal strength
For more information about Siemens Combustion Controls products, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831  or visit their website at https://combustion-tech.net.

New Product Alert: Access Combustion, LLC - Burners and Combustion Controls

Access Combustion
Combustion Technology, LLC is pleased to announce our affiliation with Access Combustion, LLC of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Access Combustion manufactures industrial burners and combustion control systems for virtually any industrial heating application. They provide combustion equipment and burners to a broad spectrum of industries such as pulp & paper, food & beverage, oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, automotive, aerospace, and power generation. Their product range includes direct fire ovens/dryers, indirect fire oven/dryers, and thermal fluid heaters. 

For more information about Access Combustion products, contact Combustion Technology, LLC by calling 800-327-1831 of visit their website at https://combustion-tech.net.

Fireye Surefire II High Energy Igniters

Fireye Surefire II
The Fireye Surefire II High-Energy Ignition System is used for direct spark ignition of most gas or liquid fuels used in oil or gas igniters or main burners. The High-Energy Ignition System is available in various versions. To ensure optimal operation, the first part of the ignition tip should always be in an ignitable fuel-air mixture, during all modes of operation.

After successful ignition, the ignition tip should be disconnected from the power supply and taken
out of the flame. Optionally, when an automated process is required, a pneumatic retraction unit and
systems for hazardous areas are available.


The Surefire II range includes:
  • Integrated power pack with spark rod.
  • Split Power pack and separate spark rod.
  • Portable battery powered Integrated power pack and spark rod.
  • ATEX, Power pack, and spark rods.
  • Co-axial Retractors, with / without integrated solenoid valve.
  • ATEX Solenoid. 

Features
  • Selectable voltage ( 115/230 vac ).
  • Visual indication of spark operation
  • Proof of spark relay
  • Choice of system, Integrated or Kit or Kit with Quick Disconnect
  • Thermal cutout protection integrated in transformer
  • ATEX options
  • Compact "co-axial" retractors
  • Safety bleed resistor discharges capacitors in 120 seconds. 
For more information, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit their website at https://combustion-tech.net.

White Paper: Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Fuel-Based Process Heating Systems

Fuel-Based Process Heating SystemsFuel-Based Process Heating System Optimization


This white paper gives an overview of the most common performance improvement opportunities for fuel-based process heating systems. The main goals of the performance optimization are reduction of energy losses and increase of energy transferred to the load.

Performance and efficiency improvement opportunities can be grouped into five categories:
  • Heat generation: discusses the equipment and the fuels used to heat a product.
  • Heat containment: describes methods and materials that can reduce energy loss to the surroundings.
  • Heat transfer: discusses methods of improving heat transferred to the load or charge to reduce energy consumption, increase productivity, and improve quality.
  • Waste heat recovery: identifies sources of energy loss that can be recovered for more useful purposes, and addresses ways to capture additional energy.
  • Enabling technologies: addresses common opportunities to reduce energy losses by improving material handling practices, effectively sequencing and scheduling heating tasks, seeking more efficient process control, and improving the performance of auxiliary systems. Enabling technologies include:
    • Advanced sensors and controls
    • Advanced materials—identifying performance and efficiency benefits available from using advanced materials
    • Auxiliary systems—addressing opportunities in process heating support systems.

Combustion Technology, LLC
https://combustion-tech.net
800-327-1831

Are you looking for VERI-FLAME Burner Controls?

VERI-FLAME 
Burner Controls replacement
The Veri-Flame Burner Monitoring System was discontinued by Eclipse in October of 2018. The product controls the start-up sequence and monitors the flame of gas, oil, or combi­na­tion gas/oil burners. It was a very popular product sold world-wide. Many OEMS adopted it, and there are thousands of installations all over the USA.

As you can imagine, when a product is discontinued, it creates an immediate need a replacement that matches the original as closely as possible. Without a direct, drop-in replacement, engineers and service technicians must search out functionally similar products, and then come up with adapter kits for retrofit - a huge hassle and time consuming ordeal.

Combustion Technology, LLC, a Vancouver, Washington company specializing in process heat, combustion controls and combustion systems, has a solutions for anyone looking for a Veri-Flame replacement.  If you are an OEM trying to support an existing customer base, service tech or end user wanting to avoid a costly and time consuming retrofit, Combustion Technology can help.

Combustion Technology stocks direct replacements for many of the most popular units, including bases and scanners with same or next day shipping. These are not rebuilt or reconditioned. They are new units, manufactured by the same company that built Veri-Flame controllers for Eclipse. All replacement units carry the same agency approvals as the originals.
VERI-FLAME 
Burner Controls replacement

Finding your direct replacement is easy. Just find the controller model number located on the back of the plug-in module and contact Combustion Technology for price and delivery. No re-wiring, just plug in the new unit when it arrives. For more information, visit https://combustion-tech.net/veri-flame.

Combustion Technology, LLC
800-327-1831

Industrial Source Book: Improving Process Heating System Performance

Improving Process Heating System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry is a development of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA). The AMO and IHEA undertook this project as part of a series of sourcebook publications developed by AMO on energy-consuming industrial systems, and opportunities to improve performance. Other topics in this series include compressed air systems, pumping systems, fan systems, steam systems, and motors and drives.

This Sourcebook outlines opportunities for energy and performance improvements in process heating systems, and is intended to help the reader identify improvement opportunities in their own facilities. This Sourcebook is not a substitute for a rigorous engineering-based assessment and evaluation of the technical and economic potential of any process heating improvement.

Contact Combustion Technology, LLC for all your process heating and control needs. Reach them by calling 800-327-1831 or visit their website at https://combustion-tech.net.

Setting Up the Siemens Combustion Controls SQM5


The Siemens Combustion Controls SQM5 reversing actuators are used for the positioning of flow control valves, butterfly valves, dampers, or any application requiring rotary motion.

The SQM5  actuators accommodate control input signals of 4 to 20 mA, 0 to 135 Ω, 0 to 10 Vdc, 0 to 20 mA, position proportional and floating control. The available output signals include 4 to 20 mA, 0 to 135 Ω, 0 to 10 Vdc, 0 to 20 mA, and 0 to 1000 Ω. SQM5... actuators are available with up to six internal, easily adjustable switches.

A selection of exchangeable circuit boards provide a variety of functions including auto/manual selector switch, manual forward/reverse toggle switch, zero and span adjustment, parallel or master/slave operation, split range control, input signal override, and selectable electronic linearization.

The SQM5 is engineered for precision. It is particularly well suited for applications requiring a high degree of modulating accuracy and repeatability.
The SQM5 actuator may be mounted in any position. A selection of mounting brackets and shafts provides installation flexibility and allows for the simple replacement of most competitive actuators.

SQM5 actuators are uniquely suited for both industrial and commercial applications. The high level of accuracy permits precise modulating control of industrial process and process heating applications, often significantly enhancing performance and product quality.

In commercial and industrial burner applications requiring high turndown and reliable ignition, the auxiliary switches can be applied to create separate positions for burner ignition and low fire. In dual fuel applications, additional switches can be used to create separate high fire, low fire and ignition positions for each fuel. The economy position switch is used to drive the actuator to the full closed position when the burner is off.

For more information, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit their website at https://combustion-tech.net.

Siemens Combustion Controls SQM5 G, H, and K Board Setup


Siemens Combustion Controls SQM5 reversing actuators are used for the positioning of flow control valves, butterfly valves, dampers, or any application requiring rotary motion.

The SQM5  actuators accommodate control input signals of 4 to 20 mA, 0 to 135 Ω, 0 to 10 Vdc, 0 to 20 mA, position proportional and floating control. The available output signals include 4 to 20 mA, 0 to 135 Ω, 0 to 10 Vdc, 0 to 20 mA, and 0 to 1000 Ω. SQM5 actuators are available with up to six internal, easily adjustable switches.

A selection of exchangeable circuit boards provide a variety of functions including auto/manual selector switch, manual forward/reverse toggle switch, zero and span adjustment, parallel or master/slave operation, split range control, input signal override, and selectable electronic linearization.

The SQM5 is engineered for precision. It is particularly well suited for applications requiring a high degree of modulating accuracy and repeatability.

The SQM5 actuator may be mounted in any position. A selection of mounting brackets and shafts provides installation flexibility and allows for the simple replacement of most competitive actuators.

SQM5 actuators are uniquely suited for both industrial and commercial applications. The high level of accuracy permits precise modulating control of industrial process and process heating applications, often significantly enhancing performance and product quality.

SQM5 Electronic Circuit Boards
  • AGA56.1A97 – switch sub module for SQM5, 24-250 Vac
  • AGA56.41A17 – SQM5…, 110 Vac, 4-20 mA
  • AGA56.41A27 – SQM5…, 220 Vac, 4-20 mA
  • AGA56.41A87 – SQM5…, 24 Vac, 4-20 mA
  • AGA56.42A17 – SQM5…, 110 Vac, 135 Ohm
  • AGA56.42A27 – SQM5…, 220 Vac, 135 Ohm
  • AGA56.42A87 – SQM5…, 24 Vac, 135 Ohm
  • AGA56.43A17 – SQM5…, 110 Vac, 0-10 Volt
  • AGA56.43A27 – SQM5…, 220 Vac, 0-10 Volt
  • AGA56.43A87 – SQM5…, 24 Vac, 0-10 Volt
  • AGA56.9A17 – SQM5…, 110 Vac, Multifunction
  • AGA56.9A27 – SQM5…, 220 Vac, Multifunction
  • AGA56.9A87 – SQM5…, 24 Vac, Multifunction
For more information, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit their website at https://combustion-tech.net.

Siemens Combustion Controls SQM5 Z Board Setup


Siemens Combustion Controls SQM5 reversing actuators are used for the positioning of flow control valves, butterfly valves, dampers, or any application requiring rotary motion.

The SQM5  actuators accommodate control input signals of 4 to 20 mA, 0 to 135 Ω, 0 to 10 Vdc, 0 to 20 mA, position proportional and floating control. The available output signals include 4 to 20 mA, 0 to 135 Ω, 0 to 10 Vdc, 0 to 20 mA, and 0 to 1000 Ω. SQM5 actuators are available with up to six internal, easily adjustable switches.

A selection of exchangeable circuit boards provide a variety of functions including auto/manual selector switch, manual forward/reverse toggle switch, zero and span adjustment, parallel or master/slave operation, split range control, input signal override, and selectable electronic linearization.

The SQM5 is engineered for precision. It is particularly well suited for applications requiring a high degree of modulating accuracy and repeatability.
The SQM5 actuator may be mounted in any position. A selection of mounting brackets and shafts provides installation flexibility and allows for the simple replacement of most competitive actuators.

SQM5 actuators are uniquely suited for both industrial and commercial applications. The high level of accuracy permits precise modulating control of industrial process and process heating applications, often significantly enhancing performance and product quality.

The Z board, or multi input option, allows for 4 to 20 mA, 0 to 135 Ω, 0 to 10 Vdc, 0 to 20 mA inputs.

For more information, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit their website at https://combustion-tech.net.

Thermal Gas Mass Flowmeters by Fox Thermal


Fox Thermal continues to lead the market in innovative, reliable, accurate, and full-featured flow meters. The benefits of using thermal mass flowmeters are clear:
  • Direct mass flow measurement of air and gases in standard volumetric units (e.g., SCFM or NM3/H) or mass units (e.g., LBS/M or KG/H)
  • No additional pressure or temperature compensation required
  • Repeatability and exceptionally broad measurement range: up to 1000:1 (100:1 typical)
  • Standard linear 4-20mA output proportional to mass flow rate
  • Low pressure drop
  • No moving parts
  • Cost-effective
  • Insertion, Inline & remote* styles
  • Measures flow rate and temperature
For more information about Fox Thermal flowmeters in the Pacific Northwest, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit their web site at https://combustion-tech.net.

The Air Monitor Power CAMS™ – Combustion Airflow Management System

Air Monitor Power CAMS


The Air Monitor Power CAMS™ – Combustion Airflow Management System is designed to fulfill the need for a reliable and accurate means of flow measurement in combustion airflow applications. Combined into a single engineered package are the CAMM™ – Combustion Airflow Management Module containing the microprocessor based instrumentation to measure the airflow and manage the purge cycle, and AUTO-purge to protect against any degradation in performance of the duct mounted measurement device(s) due to the presence of airborne particulate.


For more information, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit their web site at https://combustion-tech.net.

The Siemens Combustion Controls VKG Series Butterfly Valves for Natural Gas, Propane, Butane, or Air


The Siemens Combustion Controls VKG series butterfly valves control the flow of natural gas, propane, butane, or air. The valves are positioned using either a manual kit, crank arm kit, or rotary actuator. VKG threaded butterfly valves are available from sizes 1/2” to 4” NPT with UL approval and sizes 1/2” to 3” Rp with CE approval.

VKG Series Butterfly Valve Features

  • Full, medium, or reduced port versions available
  • Shaft supported by precision bearings for repeatable performance
  • Low leakage rate at full closed position without a beveled disk
  • Low pressure loss at the full open position
  • Corrosion-resistant for outdoor applications
  • Clear position indication on a 2” laser-etched, anodized dial
  • 90° clockwise or counterclockwise rotation
For more information, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit their web site at https://combustion-tech.net.