Performance of intermittently-fired oil furnaces

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Journal titleHeating, Piping, Air Conditioning
Pages147150; # of pages: 4
Subjectoil furnaces; thermostats; performance; Heating
AbstractPerformance tests on warm air furnaces are normally run under steady-state conditions, that is, the readings and measurements are taken after temperatures and pressures have reached equilibrium. Warm air furnaces, however, are controlled in practical applications by a thermostat, and the resulting operation is intermittent. This paper presents the results of tests on 2 oil-fired warm air furnaces run under various conditions of intermittent operation. It shows that the performance under intermittent firing is different from that under continuous firing and discusses the factors causing the changes in performance.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number4454
NPARC number20358549
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Record identifier6ae6d381-0532-4ac9-9768-8f00d0ef5a64
Record created2012-07-20
Record modified2016-05-09
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