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Boiler- & Burner-Related Glossary Terms
Trying to learn your way around your boiler? These terms are a great place to start.
There are currently 15 names in this directory beginning with the letter A.
A piece of equipment not directly attached to the boiler but necessary for its safe and efficient operation.
A device that provides the power and motion needed to manipulate the moving parts of a valve or damper used to control fluid flow through a final element.
air atomizing burner
A fuel oil burner that sends compressed air and pressurized fuel oil through a nozzle into the furnace where the vaporized fuel mixes with air and is ignited.
A heat exchanger used to heat combustion air for the furnace, located in the breeching between the boiler and the chimney.
a device used to measure flue gas constituents and temperature for analysis. This device can also calculate the boiler’s efficiency.
(1) An audible electronic alarm that alerts the operator of an operating condition that needs immediate attention. (2) a component of the boiler’s Flame Safe-Guard that provides more detailed fault information.
A geologically old coal that contains a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter. Also known as hard coal.
area source facility
A facility that emits less than 10 tons per year of any single air toxic and less than 25 tons per year of any combination of air toxics.
A code written by ASME International (formerly the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) that governs and controls the types of material, methods of construction, and procedures used in the installation of boilers.