Heating systems consist of a boiler, a furnace, or a heat pump to heat water, steam or air in a central location, such as a furnace room in a home or a mechanical room in a large building. Those systems also include the heat distribution part, whether it is a water circuit or a forced air system with fans & blowers.
In order to ensure that such a heating system is working safely and efficiently various functional checks, adjustments and measurements should be performed on heat pumps, gas-fired systems, oil and solid fuel systems, both during commissioning and at regular intervals.
These include flue gas analysis, differential pressure measurement, leak detection and tightness testing, flow temperature measurement, as well as ambient CO measurement. Also note that combustion analysis is important for engines and other combustion processes whose purpose is not to generate heat. It is required to measure their gas emissions for regulatory compliance reasons and efficiency assessments.
Combustion-based equipment, such as boilers, furnaces or internal combustion engines need to be tightly controlled with regards to environmental and energy regulations. They also have to ensure a perfectly optimized and efficient combustion process over time in order to consume less fuel.
Flue gas analysis with professional combustion analyzers from Sauermann helps make combustion processes more efficient and reduces emissions by optimizing the combustion reaction and processes.
Flue gases released during combustion contain O2, CO2, CO, NOx (oxides of nitrogen), other pollutant gases and soot particles among others. These pollute the environment, have a negative effect on the climate and create numerous health risks for human beings.
Servicing Heat Pumps
Servicing Heat Pumps
Heat pumps generate heat without any combustion processes and offer greater energy efficiency than even the best condensing boilers. The heating process is based on a refrigerant gas, transporting heat through a phase change cycle. However, most refrigerant gases are not harmless for the environment and usually have a significant cost, so these heat pump systems need to be properly commissioned and maintained.
In order to reliably provide sustainable heat and optimize the heating curve, the heat pumps must be thoroughly checked using suitable measurement technology at regular service and maintenance intervals.
An annual service is also recommended for all heat pumps. This ensures efficient operations, detects any refrigerant gas leaks, and optimizes efficiency to reduce energy costs
When you carry out servicing work on residential heating systems, the differential pressure measurement is part of the standard repertoire. This includes:
- Measurement of gas pressure and static pressure of a boiler
- Draft pressure: pressure measurement in the combustion chamber or exhaust stack/flue to ensure the combustion gases safely and properly exit the combustion equipment
The measurement of gas flow and static gas pressure in the system is especially important, because the burner can only operate well at a specified flow pressure range. Outside this range, explosive flame formation can occur. The consequences are malfunctions or even breakdown of the heating system. For this reason, the acquisition of a reliable, easy-to-operate differential pressure measuring instrument is essential.
In order for a heating system to work efficiently and distribute heat energy as uniformly as possible, temperature measurement is crucial. At Sauermann you will find temperature measuring instruments for these important heating measurements, directly performed on heating equipment or in a room’s ambient air
The Kimo KIRAY 100 infrared thermometer with a dual laser sighting is a key instrument to diagnose, inspect and check any temperature, with the advantage of using “no-contact” technology. It has a range from -50 to +800 °C.
An infrared thermometer measures surface temperatures of hot objects that are dangerous or difficult to access.
Tightness Testing and Gas Leak Detection
Tightness Testing and Gas Leak Detection
Both heat pumps and combustion-based heating systems can severely suffer from refrigerant and combustible gas leaks. Most refrigerants are powerful greenhouse gases that can seriously harm the environment and sometimes can be explosive (such as R32). Combustible gases leaks can raise safety concerns, be explosion hazards, and waste valuable fuel. Thus, it is utterly important to be able to easily locate any leak in order to quickly repair or replace the impacted portion of the gas circuit.
Searching for and finding gas leaks can be very difficult. Fast professional leakage sniffers are essential to locate the slightest leaks precisely and quickly in a gas circuit.
Products and accessories
Comprehensive, versatile analyzer with touch-screen display
The Si-CA 130 features a touch-screen display and comes with PC-based management software (in addition to the smartphone app) for more in-depth combustion gas analysis. The three field-replaceable cells and sensors offer expanded measurement capability.
All the essentials for combustion gas analysis
The Si-CA 030 offers everything heating engineers need to inspect and maintain residential and commercial boilers, with wireless connection to our smartphone app and automatic generation of servicing reports and certificates.
Combined manifold with smart wireless probes and 2-channel by-pass
This Si-RM13 combines the sturdiness of the analog manifold with digital smart wireless temperature and pressure probes. This premium package includes a traditional 2-channel analog manifold body (by-pass type) with flexible hoses and a durable block made of anodised aluminum.
MP 110 / 111 / 112 / 115
Kimo offers a wide range of cleanroom products including the MP 110 / 111 / 112 / 115 Portable Differential Pressure Meter.
TK 61 / TK 62
Kimo’s TK 61/62 digital thermometers are designed to accurately measure air temperature using an assortment of thermocouples.
The Kimo KIRAY 100 infrared thermometer with a dual laser sighting is a key instrument to diagnose, inspect and check any temperature, with the advantage of using “no-contact” technology. It has a range from -50 to +800 °C. An infrared thermometer measures surface temperatures of hot objects that are dangerous or difficult to access.
Gas leak detector
The Si-CD3 gas leak detector is perfect for quickly and easily detecting even the slightest leaks of various combustible gases (methane, propane, isobutane, LPG and other hydrocarbons).
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