Burner Control, Boiler Control, and Combustion Applications

Maximizing Burner Control Efficiency

Thermal Mass Flow Meters from Fox Thermal solve air-to-fuel tuning problems of burner control and combustion applications as companies strive for reducing energy costs. Mass flow meter combustion solutions:

  • Improve Efficiency
  • Reduce fuel consumption
  • Enhance productivity

Advanced Thermal Mass Flow Meters

Boiler Control System Management

The boiler control system will need to be monitored for the fuel flow of natural gas and the airflow to each burner to optimize performance of the boiler. A mass flow rate of each flow helps maintenance engineers calculate optimal air-to-fuel ratios.

Get a Handle on Air-to-Fuel Ratios

Monitoring and adjusting air-to-fuel ratios to maintain optimum combustion processes not only conserves fuel but also helps reduce emissions. Instrumentation like thermal mass flow meters are the ideal technology for ease of use.

Burner Management Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program (www.eere.energy.gov) has identified improved thermal combustion in burner control systems as a significant opportunity for reducing energy costs, waste, and emissions.


Precision Burner Control and Combustion with Fox Thermal Mass Flow Meters

One of the most effective techniques for improving efficiency and reducing emissions in these applications is a precise control strategy, based on mass flow measurement of fuel and airflow rates.

Sophisticated burner management systems optimize air/fuel ratio control to obtain peak thermal efficiency over the entire range of the burner, and to facilitate proactive emissions control.

Fox Thermal flow meters are often calibrated to measure combustion process gases like air and natural gas. To determine which meter is right for your application, click the "Help Me Choose a Flow Meter" button below to get a recommendation.



Help Me Choose A Flow Meter
Gas flames from burners

Optimizing Air-to-Fuel Ratios for Optimized Combustion

Mass flow control of air and fuel is used to automatically correct for changes in temperature or pressure that affect combustion performance. Many systems also integrate fuel totalizing, air/fuel flow and valve position analog outputs for DCS interfacing and remote system monitoring.

Thermal mass flow meters from Fox Thermal measure gas mass flow directly, with no need for additional hardware and interface easily with exiting systems. Fox Thermal products are designed for use in fuel gas and air feed lines found in process heating and utility operations thus giving the user maximum control in optimizing their process.

Follow the steps below to get started.

The stoichiometry curve highlights how to find the optimal air-to-fuel ratio.

Get the Best Thermal Mass Flow Meter for Burner Control

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Our new app can help you choose a flow gas meter model fast.

If you’re not sure which meter is right for your application, our Help Me Choose app walks you through a short series of questions to help you choose the ideal meter.

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Once you’ve selected a model, fill out the questions in our meter configurator form.

Next, enter your process data and flow meter requirements into our automated product configurator. Drop-down menus and Help icons will guide you to answer each question.

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Save and submit your application data to us for a quote - it’s that easy!

Save the data you entered into the configurator to create a PDF with a model code and AppID. When you're ready, submit your application to Fox Thermal for a quote.


Burner Control in Combustion Applications


Air and Gas Flow Meters

fox thermal product ft1

Model FT1

The Model FT1 thermal flow meter is available with Calibration Validation and gas programming menus to be easily reprogrammed in the field. The robust digital sensor design calculates accurate gas correlations.

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Model FT1
fox thermal product ft2A meter

Model FT2A

Available in an extended temperature operating range, the Model FT2A can be calibrated to measure an extensive list of dry pure gases and gas mixes.

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Model FT2A
fox thermal product ft3 meter

Model FT3

The FT3 can operate over higher temperatures and measure a wide range of dry pure gases and gas mixes. Comes with Calibration Validation. An optional Data Logger is available.

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Model FT3
fox thermal product ft4A meter

Model FT4A

This versatile gas flow meter is available with Calibration Validation and gas menus allowing it to be programmed to measure any combination of listed gases in 0.1% increments to create a custom gas mix.

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Model FT4A
fox thermal product ft4X meter

Model FT4X

The Model FT4X features Calibration Validation and gas menus. It comes with a built-in data logger for advanced record-keeping and data retention. Optional remote sensor mounting available.

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Model FT4X

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