Before you begin shopping around for a Car Bottom Furnace there are a few requirements that you will need to figure out before you start the process. Here are some tips to that will help determine the type of Car Bottom Furnace that will suit your needs best.
What is the typical Temperature Uniformity needed in my Car Bottom Furnace? These Furnaces typically operate at about plus or – 25 deg. F uniformity depending on the maximum temperature. A Car Bottom Furnace can also achieve tighter uniformity (+ or – 10 degrees F), but the engineering must be precise. Typical temperatures are around 1350 deg. F range at + or – 25 deg. F.
Does my Process Require Pressure Controlled Flue Dampers? There are benefits to including a pressure transducers and a control motor/linkage in a Car Bottom Furnace. These benefits include greater control over the flue which gives the user excellent temperature uniformity.
Will my Car be sealed on the side and back walls when inside the Furnace? Every Car Bottom Furnace should utilize some style of “bumper” system that will thoroughly seal the car inside the unit. The drive mechanism for the car is shielded by the Refractory surfaces and is located beneath the car.
Do I need an Accreditation approved Control Panel? The U.L.is a well known independent, globally accredited Safety Company. U.L. requires a high safety and quality standards for all products. Good manufacturers use components accredited by the U.L. These parts will have a U.L. Classified Sticker on the unit.
Will the Combustion System be rated to Factory Mutual, IRI and NFPA 86 standards? Car Bottom Furnace units should come equipped with several safety mechanisms including surplus Gas Safety shut off valves, High/Low Gas Pressure Switches, Isolation gas cocks, flame supervision with Ultra Violet (U.V.) and Scanners Air Proving switches. A Car Bottom Furnace Burner should not ignite until a purge air cycle has been concluded at start up. Burners can light on low fire and vary safely to high fire via linkage and drive component.
Will I need Installation/Start up assistance for My New Car Bottom Furnace? It is always a good idea to be trained from the manufacturer on your specific unit as well as on trouble shooting tactics whether you have an onsite engineer or not. The manufacturer should also provide you with drawing of your unit as well as an operating manual.
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