To Fire Or Not Fire: That Is What Combustion Control Systems Are For

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To Fire Or Not Fire: That Is What Combustion Control Systems Are For

4 October 2018
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With boilers, heaters, furnaces, and incinerators, combustion is always a factor. However, you want to be able to control the combustion. Any time fire and mini-explosions occur, you want people and surroundings to be safe, and you want the combustion to be contained. To do that, you need combustion control systems. Here is how one of these systems installed in your plant can control a combustion appliance or machine.

Sensors from the Control System Keeps Tabs on the Combustion Activity

The control system includes sensors that keep tabs on the appliance or machine where combustion is a regular activity. The sensors can also collect data and report back on how hot the system blows and how much heat or energy was needed to create the effective combustion rate. If combustion blows too hot, too long, or the pressure inside is too much, the sensors alert the control panel monitor to this fact. Then you have one of two options: shut down the system or wait to see if it happens a second time. 

Shutting Down the Combustion System

If you think you have a potentially dangerous issue on your hands with an appliance's or machine's combustion chamber, you can use the combustion control system to shut down the appliance/machine. There are manual controls you can use to close off the external components to contain a fire if one does erupt. There are also internal controls that shut off fuel and oxygen inside the machine/appliance, thereby stopping the combustive process. You may choose, depending on the incident, how best to proceed, but the internal electronic controls are the fastest and most effective way of stopping a combustion reaction.

Programming the Amounts of Fuel, Air, and Water

Another thing that combustion control systems can provide is a very controlled burst of combustion. Instead of letting the combustion system run on its own with just a monitor to catch problems, you can set the controls on the system to release exactly the right amounts of fuel, air, water, and pressure. Given these super-tight and restrictive controls, there is significantly less chance of a malfunction, an explosion, and/or a fire that would need to be contained quickly. 

Made for ALL Types of Combustion Appliances and Machines

The really excellent news is that if you want a combustion control system for a boiler (any kind of boiler) plus one for an oil or gas furnace or an incinerator, there are control systems for all of the above. These control systems should be professionally installed for maximum safety and efficacy. You should also have all related personnel trained on how to use the controls before the systems go online.