Waste-oil combustion products and accessories are only as efficient as their ability to facilitate combustion. Therefore the balance of fuel, heat, and oxygen must be optimized for ideal combustion within the chamber. In the past, finding and maintaining this balance required significant manual adjustments and costly periods of trial and error.
However, thanks to new technologies, optimal combustion is now possible without effort from the operator. EnergyLogic’s waste-oil combustion products come with side suction metering pumps, along with preheaters and onboard air compressors, to ensure complete, efficient fuel combustion. Here’s why we choose to use metering pumps.
What Is a Metering Pump?
A metering pump moves an exact volume of fuel to other fluid streams or vessels within a specified time. Metering is controlled by the pump’s speed or stroke length. This provides an accurate flow rate and consistent delivery of fluids. The pump automatically calculates the precise amount of liquid to move for combustion. Therefore, it never uses a drop too much or too little. It pumps just the right amount of fuel, regardless of fuel density or viscosity.
EnergyLogic’s metering pumps can handle fuel-oils from 5 to 90 weight, including synthetics. Part of what makes this possible is our patented metering pump by Danfoss.
Benefits of a Metering Pump in Waste-Oil Combustion
Using a metering pump to transfer waste oil from a storage tank to the burner comes with significant benefits. From better performance reliability to improved energy efficiency to easier handling, metering pumps make running waste oil combustion products simpler than ever.
Better Performance Reliability
Performance reliability is vital for heaters and furnaces. Spotty, irregular performance can lead to a less-clean burn, a higher chance for breakdown, and a greater need for routine maintenance. Conversely, reliable and consistent fuel delivery keeps a heater operating properly at all times, minimizing breakdowns and costly wastes of fuel.
EnergyLogic’s patented metering pump helps with performance reliability by taking the responsibility of manual adjustments off the operator’s shoulders. A metering pump is more exact than manual adjustments, leading to zero wasted fuel and a higher-performing unit. It grants the ability to deliver precise amounts of fluid regardless of fuel type. It also works together with the AccuTemp preheater to maximize the heat output of burned fuel.
Better Energy Efficiency
Advances in electronics and control technology mean that today’s metering pumps can now use gears to provide virtually pulse-free flow. The result is an ability to work at extremely high pressures and with higher viscosity liquids.
EnergyLogic’s metering pumps use meshed gears to move a consistent quantity of fluid with each rotation. The pump uses gear teeth to move the oil like a water wheel. The gear can measure the amount of fluid throughout, granting accurate control of volumetric oil output. This means no unnecessary fuel pressure, work, or energy – unlike many fuel delivery systems that are overpowered and bleed off extra fuel pressure. In turn, heaters with metering pumps reduce the amount of energy a furnace needs to expend for combustion.
When combined with a preheater and onboard air compressor, the metering pump guarantees efficient fuel combustion regardless of fuel type, viscosity changes, or flash point changes. In other systems, even small fuel property changes during a single operation cycle can throw the combustion quality off and inhibit energy efficiency. What’s more, the metering pumps at EnergyLogic have a longer life and higher durability, thanks to their alloy metal construction. Longer life means less wasted money and materials.
One of the best things about metering pumps is their ease of use. There is never a need for adjustments. This is in contrast to typical units that may require frequent manual adjustments to keep a consistent rate of fuel, oxygen, and heat. The metering pump automates the fuel release process, eliminating the role of the operator.
Precise pump speeds and fuel ratios are set for each furnace at the factory. The pump keeps these amounts up for the duration of its long life, delivering correct flow rates no matter what type of fuel oil is used. As a result the metering pump provides optimum performance for any waste-oil furnace, especially when paired with other special components at EnergyLogic.
Learn More About How our Waste Oil Products Work Together
If you’re looking for a furnace that’s low maintenance, high efficiency, and doesn’t require manual adjustments, come to EnergyLogic. Our patented side-suction metering pump is best in class for moving the correct amount of fuel for an application. Contact EnergyLogic to learn more about our metering pumps for waste-oil combustion products.