Measuring Combustion Efficiency

Measuring Combustion Efficiency

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:33 am

Does anyone have experience using a Bacharach FYRITE Gas Analyzer to measure the combustion efficiency of anthracite coal burning stoves or boilers? My specific question is what is the CO2 percentage value for anthracite coal. While the FYRITE Gas Analyzer was once sold with scales for coal, oil and gas what's sold today only have gas or oil values.

Measuring the CO2 content in the flue gas allows you to adjust the combustion air to the proper amount. Too little air results in incomplete combustion. Too much air flow reduces efficiency by carrying heat out the flue. A FYRITE Gas Analyzer or it's modern day electronic equivalent is what an oil service technician would use to adjust the inlet air on an oil burner.

Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

PostBy: oilman On: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:01 am

Yanche, my slide rules have anthracite on them. I think you could probably get them from Bacharach due to the use of coal in Industrial /Commercial applications, they are being tested.
You are 100% right. Testing is good.