5.3003.15 Combustion Analysis of Oil-Fired Appliances

Topic: 
Forced Air
Subtopic: 
System Assessment and Maintenance
Desired Outcome: 
Analysis of critical components and operations completed to industry and manufacturer specifications
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
5.3003.15a
Oil system: smoke test

Smoke test will be conducted before any combustion testing is completed

Smoke spot reading will be in accordance with burner manufacturer specifications

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.15c
Oil filter

Filter will be present, clean, and leak free

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.15d
Fuel pressure

Measurement will be verified in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.15e
Oil system: steady state efficiency ( SSE SSE Steady state efficiency )

Measurement will be verified in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.15f
Net stack temperature

Net stack temperature will be measured and verified in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.15g
Carbon dioxide (CO2)and oxygen (O2)

Measurement will be verified in accordance with industry manuals (e.g., Testo, Bacharach)

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.15h
Excess combustion air

Excess air will be minimized in accordance with industry best practices 

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.15i
CO CO Carbon monoxide in flue gas

CO CO Carbon monoxide  in the undiluted flue gas will be less than 400 ppm air-free

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.15j
Testing/inspection holes

All testing and inspection holes will be sealed as approved by the authority having jurisdiction

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable