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Tim, Question on excess air

Rob Blair
Rob Blair Member Posts: 227

Where do I find information on what excess air is exactly and how it affects combustion.  I am fairly new to gas appliances, immediately purchased a combustion analyzer, but was unsure of some of the readings.

Is there some good literature out there to help me.


Rob Blair


  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,480
    There are many good books on

    combustion and combustion related material. My Fundamentals of Gas Volume I would be a good place to start.

    The subjects include:

               Fuel Gases               

               Natural Gas Facts


    Gas Burners                   

    Gas Pilot Assembly         


    Gas Pressures                  

    Burner Problems   

    Carbon Monoxide          

    Mechanical Controls   

    Call me at 401-437-0557 or e-mail at [email protected]    
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