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What To Know About Combustion Analysis

As winter approaches, industrial and commercial spaces gear up for the colder months by relying on their heating systems. At DePue Mechanical, we understand the importance of combustion analysis for your boilers and furnaces. Neglecting this vital process can lead to safety hazards, financial losses, and wasted time. Let’s dive into the significance of combustion analysis and how it benefits your industrial operations.


How Do Industrial Heating Systems Function?

Within a furnace or boiler, a fueling source such as heating oil, propane, or natural gas ignites and warms the surrounding air. A blower then distributes the heated air into different areas through a duct system. Cooled air returns to the system through separate ducts, creating a continuous cycle.


Understanding Combustion Analysis

Combustion analysis involves conducting a meticulous assessment of the heat exchanger, which refers to the fuel sources mentioned earlier. As air is heated, it inevitably releases harmful gases. Combustion analysis ensures a safe and appropriate fuel-to-air ratio within the heat exchanger.


The Importance of Combustion Analysis

  • Safety First

For industrial and commercial spaces, safety is paramount. Overlooking natural gas leaks can lead to serious risks. Harmful gases like carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) can be fatal, posing health hazards and negatively impacting our environment. By conducting a thorough combustion analysis, our team can identify leaks and correct unbalanced ratios, resulting in optimal oxygen levels and minimal or zero CO and CO2 emissions. This regulation creates safer indoor and outdoor environments.

  • Enhanced Efficiency and Cost Savings

Well-maintained machines not only run better but also last longer. A properly tuned heating system operates with greater energy efficiency, reducing fuel expenses. Additionally, identifying and addressing potential problems early on can prevent unplanned repairs, saving you both money and valuable time. By prioritizing regular combustion analysis, you contribute to conserving natural fuels, which are limited resources.

  • Proactive Troubleshooting

A comfortably heated space doesn’t necessarily mean your heating system is operating optimally or safely. By adhering to a regular combustion analysis schedule, you can rest assured that any unexpected issues will be detected and resolved promptly. Nothing compares to the peace of mind that comes with knowing your industrial space is safe around the clock.


Recommended Frequency for Combustion Analysis

Our HVAC professionals recommend conducting a combustion analysis test at least once a year, preferably before the winter season begins. While annual tests are crucial for every space, regardless of climate, we understand that commercial and industrial clients may have specific requirements. Our team will work closely with you to develop a customized maintenance plan that aligns with your operational needs.


Utilizing Specialized Tools for Comprehensive Analysis

Visual inspection of the flame alone cannot detect heating system troubles. To perform accurate measurements and obtain detailed reports, our HVAC professionals rely on advanced combustion analyzers. DePue Mechanical utilizes a wide range of handheld technologies for our analysis process, ensuring precise readings and comprehensive analysis.


Prioritize Safety and Efficiency with Regular Combustion Analysis

Whether you operate in the industrial, commercial, or manufacturing sector, embracing a regular combustion analysis practice is vital. At DePue Mechanical, we strive to prioritize and enhance the safety and efficiency of your heating systems. Don’t overlook this essential process. Contact us today to schedule your combustion analysis and experience the peace of mind that comes with a safe and optimized industrial environment.

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