Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Important information about the combustor in your stove.

Most catalytic combustors used in manufacturing catalytic stoves today are made of a high temperature, honeycomb patterned ceramic substrate.
They are coated with special noble metals like palladium and/or platinum.
The honeycomb pattern gives the combustor surface area for the catalytic coatings.

I would like to point out that cell density (16 or 25 cpsi) plus the combustor dimensions are both very important to both the stove’s operation and efficiency.

1. Open frontal area of the combustor is designed to receive the flow rate of the gases coming from the firebox.

2. The combustor’s size and cell density will control the residence time needed for the gases to burn within the combustor.

Always replace the stove’s combustor, when needed, with the original OEM combustor size and cell density for best efficiency and performance of the stove.

2 comments:

prolix said...

If you have a domestic natural gas appliance that was manufactured and installed before 1980, it is important that you complete the Appliance Rectification Program Form to find out if your appliances need to be checked by a licensed gas fitter.Gas Appliance Repair

Tim Cork said...

Hi prolix,
I wish I could help you more in this area, but you would be better off checking with your local gas company. Laws and regulations change. Stay on the safe side and check with them.