Efficient combustion in manufacturing not only minimizes airborne pollutants, but also helps companies to maximize cost savings and bolster their bottom lines. As a result, flue gas analyzers play a crucial role in balancing fuel and air in emissions.
But first, what is flue gas and why is analysis so important?
The word “flue” is another name for the long pipes that expel exhaust gases and are usually seen in the forms of ducts, chimneys, or simple pipes. The contents of the gases expelled through flues vary widely depending on the processes occurring within each individual plant.
For maximum efficiency, flue gas analyzers are vital for measuring air to fuel ratios in combustion. The exact composition of flue gas is determined by the type of fuel being burned and the individual plant’s combustion conditions. Whether a facility uses solid, liquid, or gaseous fuels, an optimal balance of fuel and air must be achieved for combustion to occur efficiently. Available in a variety of models, analyzer selection depends on the specific chemical elements that need to be measured in a particular application.
Detecting impurities in emissions is equally important. A flue gas analyzer measures all pollutants being emitted, including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), nitric oxide (NO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and many others. After detection, plants treat flue gas with scrubbers and/or chemical processors to remove pollutants, improving environmental sustainability and meeting standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other organizations.
Nova: Quality Analyzers for Every Application
It is essential to use the best flue gas analyzers available when working in any fuel-burning setting. Nova offers portable flue gas analyzers for a range of applications, including boilers, furnaces, heaters, and engine exhaust, to detect virtually any pollutant and make all adjustments needed to achieve the best fuel-to-air ratios.
Our analyzers are commonly employed in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
With over 30 years of experience developing and manufacturing gas analysis equipment, flue gas analyzers from Nova represent the best in the industry. Contact one of our representatives today for more information or to request a custom quote.