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burner management question

burner management question

burner management question

When using for example an Iris or Fireye burner management system the devices usually come with a digital read-out display that monitor flame conditions, when firing with natural gas the read-out display is much lower than when firing with number 2 oil and changes with the firing rate, Is there a scientific or technical term that describes the unit change displayed on the read-out display ?
Many Thanks

RE: burner management question

Oil flame has lots of infrared spectrum light rays in it and gas flame has lots of Ultraviolet light spectrum. Based on the infor given, yours sounds like an IR based signal.


RE: burner management question

probably didn't frame the question correctly was wondering if the unit itself had a name so if for example a digital read-out connected to a flame scanner went from 350 to 450 in response to an increase in firing rate, what would be the unit description?
Hope the question makes sense.

RE: burner management question

Quotes from a Fireye Insight flame scanner manual (document CU-95) that reads flame flicker frequency and radiation intensity.

Flame Quality
The “Flame Quality” number can range from 0 to 100. It represents the scanner’s 4-20 mA analog
flame signal strength OUTPUT (in percent), and is the scale by which the internal Flame Relay ON
and OFF thresholds are set.

The “Flame Quality” number is determined by the input of the IR and / or UV sensor, (in dual sensor
models it is the sum of the two). This sensor signal strength value can be viewed in the Status menu
as “Signal Strength”, see description below.

For clarity, the “Flame Quality” number is capped at 100, while under certain firing conditions the
IR or UV “signal strength” (or their sum) may normally exceed 100 (maximum of 999).
In normal burner operation after the scanner has been properly setup, “FQ 100” will be displayed
with occasional movement depending on the stability of the flame.

Signal Strength & Flame Quality (FQ), Expanded Description:
Single sensor models (Type 95IR, 95UV): The value of Signal Strength is the same as the “Flame
Quality” number except that the Signal Strength value is allowed to exceed 100 (maximum of 999)
while “Flame Quality” is capped at 100.

Dual sensor models (Type 95DS): This screen shows the individual sensor’s contribution to the
Flame Quality number. Each value is preceded by the corresponding lower case letter indicating
whether it is the IR (i) or UV (u) sensor. Under most firing conditions, the sum of these individual
values will exceed 100 (maximum of 999).

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