Inside a furnace or boiler, air is warmed by igniting a fueling source (heating oil, propane or natural gas) and then is pushed through a duct system by a blower, spreading the warmed air into various rooms and spaces. Cooled air returns to the furnace through a separate duct system, and the process repeats.
Combustion analysis is a careful test of the heat exchanger (the fueling sources mentioned above) in a furnace or boiler. The process of heating air involves the inevitable emission of harmful gasses, and combustion analysis is a way to check if the fuel-to-air ratio in the heat exchanger is safe and appropriate.
HVAC professionals recommend having your heating system checked at least once a year, ideally before the start of winter. Annual tests are good for every space, however, regardless of the climate you live in.
Trouble in a heating system can’t be found visually by looking at the flame, HVAC professionals must use combustion analyzers to study and measure the fueling sources. Each analyzer is different, and MSA offers a wide variety of handheld technologies that can ensure accurate readings and extensive reports.
|PCA 400 Combustion & Emissions Analyzer
|Insight Plus Combustion Analyzer
|InTech® Combustion Analyzer
|Monoxor Plus CO Analyzer
|Monoxor XR CO Exhaust Analyzer