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Combustion Analysis and Fuel Efficiency

Course Description

Combustion Analysis and Fuel Efficiency

This course is about combustion system performance and maximizing efficiency. Specifically designed for HVAC technicians, boiler contractors, service contractors, facilities maintenance personnel and energy managers, this course is available in two formats, entry level and advanced.

This course has a strong focus toward the understanding of combustion diagnostics and adjustments to improve efficiency, performance and reliability, as well as troubleshooting and diagnosis of flue gas constituents.

All aspects of combustion from basic theory to verification of manufacturer’s specifications and advanced flue gas diagnostics testing are covered thoroughly. Measurement of oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxides and sulfur oxides round out the dynamics of assuring efficient combustion. Controlling fuel, flame temperature, excess air and draft are detailed as the instruction directs each technician to maximize efficiency without sacrificing safety.

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Purpose of Training

With the raising cost of energy and global warming looming in the wings, there is a question at hand. How do we minimize our cost of operating heating equipment, conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions (greenhouse gases) while maintaining heating performance?

The answer is, maximize the efficiency of existing furnaces and boilers, as well as verify the performance of newly installed high efficient equipment.

The only way to guarantee that a system is operating at maximum efficiency is to perform a combustion analysis and properly adjusting the air/fuel ratio.

This course is designed to provide the attendee with a full understanding of the combustion process, combustion test procedures and the adjustments required to maximize fuel efficiency.

Who Should Attend

  • Environmental and energy technicians & inspectors
  • HVACR technicians
  • Combustion equipment manufacturers
  • Fuel suppliers
  • Building & mechanical inspectors
  • Boiler contractors
  • Service contractors
  • Facilities maintenance personnel Energy managers

Course Format

This course is available in two formats, entry level and advanced.

This course has a strong focus toward the understanding of combustion diagnostics and adjustments to improve efficiency, performance and reliability, as well as troubleshooting and diagnosis of flue gas constituents. All aspects of combustion from basic theory to verification of manufacturer’s specifications and advanced flue gas diagnostics testing are covered thoroughly. Measurement of oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxides and sulfur oxides round out the dynamics of assuring efficient combustion. Controlling fuel, flame temperature, excess air and draft are detailed as the instruction directs each technician to maximize efficiency without sacrificing safety.

Typical Seminar Agenda

  • 7:30am Registration
  • 8:00am Class Begins
  • 12:00 -- 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
  • 4:30pm Class ends
  • 2 Evening classes equal 1 daytime class

Certification

Course participants have the opportunity to take the HVAC Excellence Combustion Analysis exam. HVAC Excellence certification in Combustion Analysis will be granted to successful candidates.

Course Text

Combustion Analysis and Fuel Efficiency

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Entry Level

Attendees are provided a broad introduction to Combustion and Combustion Testing.

This is an excellent overview for technicians, multi-craft trades people, building managers, or anyone interested in understanding the fundamentals of combustion.

  • Fuels of Combustion
  • Natural gas
  • Fuel oil
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Propane)
  • Combustion
  • Combustion principles
  • Air : Fuel
  • The chemistry of combustion
  • Time—Temperature—Turbulence
  • Time
  • Flame speed
  • Theoretical flame
  • Temperature
  • Turbulence
  • Combustion Testing
  • Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Excess Air
  • Measuring oxygen
  • Measuring carbon dioxide
  • Electronic Flue Gas Analyzers
  • Electrochemical Sensors Carbon Monoxide
  • Carbon Monoxide Air Free
  • Stoichiometric charts Theoretical Air Curve / Natural Gas
  • Theoretical Air Curve / Fuel Oil #2
  • Theoretical Air Curve / Propane

Advanced Level

Attendees who attended or already have a solid understanding of combustion basics will receive in-depth Combustion Analysis training and preparation for certification testing. Successful candidates will be certified as a “Combustion Analyst”

Testing, Adjustment and Verification Step by Step Test Procedures for:

  • Category I (mid efficiency gas appliances)
  • Category IV (condensing gas appliance)
  • Test, Adjust Verify Worksheet Probe Locations
  • DRAFT
  • Thermal Draft Natural Draft Atmospheric Appliances Mechanical Draft Forced Draft
  • Induced Draft Balanced Draft Reading a U-Tube Manometer Reading an Inclined Manometer
  • Stack Temperature & Efficiency
  • Carbon Monoxide Safety
  • CO Safety is Everybody’s Business Opportunities in CO Safety
  • What is Carbon Monoxide Health Affects of Carbon Monoxide Monitoring CO Levels in Buildings Why wait for the alarm or injury? How Much CO is too much?
  • Building Pressure, Combustion Analysis & CO

To Learn about CO, you must:

  • Measure CO
  • Normal levels of carbon monoxide