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TODAY'S OILHEAT, providing intelligent warmth,
with technological advances to benefit consumers.
In the Labs...Sentinel: Advanced Primary Controller
The majority of 100 field test controls have been installed and performance of the UV Cell has been brought up to expectations. Reporting features of tank level and fuel consumption data are undergoing testing and Carlin is actively working to line features with back office programs.
When the Sentinel reaches fruition it will enable a fuel dealer to have access to smart data about combustion, burner operations, fuel use, storage level, and other information relayed to dealer's computer system.
Extend service intervals while insuring safe, reliable and clean burner operation. Annunciation of Lock-out, Low Oil Tank Levels and other out of spec operating conditions. Early warning of operational changes indicating possible developing burner, component, heat exchanger or flue problems. Improved oil delivery efficiency while reducing the possibility of run outs and indication of developing service problem or oil tank leak.
Condensing Oil Fired
Warm Air Furnace
Kerr hopes to offer fuel oil dealers and equipment retailers A value-laden furnace that is:
Advanced Synthetic Coal to Liquid Fuels (CTL) for Oil-Fired Burners
A stumbling black for this project is the difficulty in getting the fuels required for testing. The desired fuel is a diesel -like product produced by a Fischer-Tropsch process from gasified coal (CTL). An alternative is the same product produced by a Fisher-Tropsch process from natural gas (GTL).
BNL has made several inquires into CTL sources, but to date, none have yielded the fuel samples needed for testing. With Congressional focus on this and other technologies to supplement conventional fuel sources, it's conceivable that BNL may be able to proceed with this project at a future date.
Ultra-Low Sulfur for Space HeatersTests using ULSD were performed on Monitor and Toyatomi space heaters, neither of which experienced any burner related problems over the one month testing period. Based on results, it's assumed that spaced heaters that specify use of No. 2 oil should not see any undue coking within ULSD, whereas others may likely require at least annual service of the combustion chamber. All work on this project has been completed and a final project report is being prepared.
2-Stage Oil Burner & Modulating Oil Burner for the Wall Hung Marketplace
The burner housing for both residential two stage and modulating burner is the LW-80 chassis. This burner is currently manufactured by Heat Wise as a low power burner, consuming only 80 watts of running power. Heat Wise is nearly finished with design configurations and is testing different head/ tube combinations. Once the design is complete, prototype building and testing will begin in quick order.
These burners will be cost effective alternatives to Natural Gas and LP products.
The Fully Modulating Oil Burner will compete directly with wall hung gas boilers as an oil-fired product.
The Two-stage Burner will offer increases to efficiency to existing oil-fired equipment at low cost.
Both designs will fire both fuel oil and Biodiesel blends.
High Efficiency Combo Heat & Hot Water System
This is a combined heat and hot water condensing oil boiler application that has progressed with new spiral stainless steel secondary condensing unit. The company is evaluating burner applications from Beckett, Carlin, Riello, and Heatwise and believes they are closing in on a design choice. The aim is for lower CO2 levels that reduce the condensate potential and running without a trace to 14% C02- with the goal of sustained operation at 13.5%.
In the Marketplace...
20- Gallon Oil Fired Water Heater
Bock has had a very positive response to the 20 gallon unit which serves to meet a wide range of niche situations where a small, responsive capacity has made the unit commercially available.
• Compact Size- 38” High x 20” Diameter
• Big Delivery- 84g 1st Hr. Delivery / 20g Storage
•Efficient- Highest GAMA Rating
Two-Stage OH6 Furnace
Fuel savings by running on low-fire most of the time, but on extremely cold days the burner will run on high-fire automatically. The ECM blower provides additional electrical efficiency.
Technician merely moves a pin and adjusts it for low fire as with a traditional burner, then moves the pin again and sets it up for high fire. Lastly, move the pin to the third setting to run. The burner will then switch from low to high fire automatically as needed. The burner is also mounted on a double hinge making it easy to service as needed.
The OPD Thermopack™ combination heating and air conditioning unit is engineered to provide year-round comfort for your customer’s home. This high-efficiency system starts paying for itself with easy outdoor installation, an energy-saving ECM blower motor, 13-14 SEER air conditioning and significant fuel savings over older heating and air conditioning units. Since all mechanical functions and the combustion process are outdoors, its operation is remarkably quiet
•Infinite speed ECM blower motor for energy
savings and more comfortable, quiet home.
•Easy service and installation as entire
unit is outdoors
•Can be installed on ground level or rooftop.
Pinnacle Oil Condensing Oil Boiler
The Pinnacle Oil boiler is a direct vent, sealed combustion boiler and is 93%+ efficient*, earning it the ENERGY STAR® rating. The boiler is equipped with a Beckett AFG burner fueled with standard commercial grade #2 fuel oil and operates at two firing rates with inputs of 70,000 and 84,000 BTU/HR respectively. The ASME-rated heat exchanger is constructed with high alloy stainless steel that assures the boiler’s durability and protects it from corrosion.
The Pinnacle Oil boiler offers many control features including multiple temperature set points for both heating and domestic hot water and, with the addition of an outdoor sensor the boiler is fully capable of outdoor reset operation. Standard equipment includes an LCD display for viewing test and diagnostic functions, along with a pressure/temperature gauge and 30 PSI safety relief valve. The Pinnacle Oil boiler is certified for ‘zero clearance to combustibles’ and, with its slim, space saving design and low vent outlet is easy to install in virtually any application. A reversible swing door and top access to burner and internal components allows for quick and easy service and maintenance. An insulated acoustic shroud and boiler jacket promotes quiet operation and reduces heat loss.
The Efficiency Expert Condensing Furnace
The Efficiency Expert was first of its kind on the market to earn ground breaking AFUE rating. It has paved the wave to recent products and help shape Today’s Industry