After consulting with National Grid, the Profire Team recommended a PF 3100 burner management system for the application. The PF 3100 platform provides a wide range of temperature control, process and ESD functions. The proposed solution included a Profire ignition electrode to allow automatic pilot re-lighting and reliable pilot flame detection. The system was further optimized for efficiency and reliability by the following changes:
National Grid was able to dramatically improve reliability, safety, and visibility of their vacuum boiler operation after the upgrades. The company can now easily view live heater conditions and adjust set points both onsite and remotely.
Profire's PF3100 can be specified to work with both natural draft and forced draft applications. Integrated fuel/air ratio controller, combined with optical flame detection.