Test Your Knowledge: Combustion
Incomplete combustion due to insufficient air yields an excess amount of:
- Carbon dioxide
- Carbon monoxide
- Nitrogen oxide
- Sulfur dioxide
And the correct answer is....
To ensure an adequate supply of air to the combustion zone, a number of factors need to be considered:
- the amount of air required for the combustion process itself
- the amount of air required for ventilation and cooling within the boiler room
- the effect of the venting system, including such items as vent hoods, barometric dampers, economizers, and automatic draft control systems
- the effect of heat transfer-enhancing turbulators
- the presence of exhaust fans, either in the boiler-room or in any part of the building that may be a source of air for the boiler/burner or alternatively may draw air from the boiler room
- the requirements of various codes and standards
- the presence of any other equipment, fuel-burning or otherwise, that may potentially consume air required for combustion
- the effect of altitude
- boiler fire side and burner maintenance; and boiler room housekeeping.
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Posted on Fri, April 29, 2016
by Campbell-Sevey filed under