Consider how an onboard air compressor will save you time and energy while providing a more convenient, efficient, and clean air atomization system.
Oxygen is one of the most important, and possibly the most neglected elements of combustion. Although a source of fuel and ignition are also necessary, an adequate supply of combustion air is vital to the heating unit’s performance and operation. This is particularly true in a waste-oil combustion furnace, where the air compression system can make an enormous difference in your heating unit’s safety, reliability, and overall efficiency. At EnergyLogic, our waste-oil combustion furnaces use onboard air compressors to optimize unit performance and life. Here are three benefits of onboard air compressors compared to external compressed air.
Perhaps the most important benefit of an onboard air compressor versus external compressed air is increased safety. Leaving an external compressed air system on overnight can lead to the furnace overheating and potentially igniting. As a result, fires can occur when a hose springs a leak unexpectedly.
Consequently, people shut off external compressors at night. While this eliminates the risk of a fire, it means missing out on the benefits of a waste oil heater. It also leads to other issues: cold, viscous fuel, frozen pipes, and an uncomfortable and less-productive workspace.
These issues can be avoided using an onboard air compressor instead. With onboard air compression, you don’t have to use shop air. This takes out unnecessary compressor run time that reduces the life of your equipment and can lead to overheating and fire. Onboard air compressors deliver air when you need it, in the right amount. The result is a waste oil burner that can generate heat overnight while your shop equipment is safely shut down. Super-efficient air compressors are mounted directly on EnergyLogic burners as standard. This allows the furnace to function safely and autonomously throughout periods of low occupancies, such as overnight. Therefore, the users can enjoy a warm, comfortable workplace in the morning without running a fire risk. EnergyLogic users enjoy the best of both worlds – all while taking advantage of responsible waste oil recycling practices and lowered energy costs.
Enhanced Product Reliability
The alternative to onboard air compressors is using a large central compressor that processes shop air. However, this setup is problematic in several ways. First, adding another unit to an existing compressed air system can put too much stress on the compressor, leading to breakdowns. Additionally, the compressor has to run more frequently and uses more energy to power a unit. On top of that, the large compressor tank can collect contaminants such as water or dust. This can lead to problems with fuel purity. To avoid this issue, the user has to invest in even more equipment to combat these potential pollutants.
On the other hand, an onboard air compressor does not add additional stress to the air compressor. Instead, it eliminates hours of unnecessary run time, giving the unit a break while continuing to provide air to the necessary tools and processes. Additionally, onboard air compressors ensure proper fuel atomization. When combined with a preheater and metering pump, an onboard compressor gives efficient and complete combustion of fuel, regardless of changes in fuel viscosity or flash point. Even during changes in fuel properties, the onboard compressor can achieve high-combustion quality and fuel efficiency without manual adjustments.
Ease of Use
The final benefit of onboard air compressors is their ease of use. External compressed air systems require the user to regularly adjust settings manually for optimal performance. The user also has to connect the furnace to shop air, sapping a building’s resources and complicating the process when combined with a metering pump.
In contrast, a small, high-performing onboard air compressor is user-friendly, requiring little to no manual adjustments throughout its lifetime. The onboard system provides exactly the right amount of air where and when you need it, without requiring attention from the user. This autonomous technology eliminates the need for excessive adjustments necessary with unoptimized systems.
The onboard air compressor standard on EnergyLogic burners will save you time and energy. It revolutionizes the waste-oil furnace, replacing external compressed air with a more convenient, efficient, and clean onboard air atomization system.
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