A gas burner is a device to generate a flame to heat up products using a gaseous fuel. Some burners have an air inlet to mix the fuel gas with air to make a complete combustion. It has many applications such as soldering, brazing and welding, the latter using oxygen instead of air for getting a hotter flame which is required for melting steel.
Types of home gas burner :
Standing Pilot : Standing pilot consumes more energy than other gas burners. Due to standing pilot, burner flame constantly burns beneath the cook top.
Electric Ignition : Gas burners with electric ignitions are the most common. Electric sparks ignite the burners, briefly producing a clicking noise. The resulting flame can be regulating by a knob on the stove.
Sealed Burners : They are easier to clean than most burners. Sealed burners may not burn as hot as the other two types of burners. However, they are fused with the cook top and surrounded by a bowl that catches spills and debris.
Types of industrial gas burner :
- Ribbon burners used in natural draft furnaces and inshot burners used in newer gas furnaces.
- Nozzle burners equipped with proportional mixers will have a higher heat release than when equipped with atmospheric mixers. This is due to the higher mixture pressure available. Other burners using these mixers would include line burners, and some infrared burners.
- Nozzle or Burner mix burners is a type of burners used on high temperature furnaces. It keep the air and gas separate until they mix within the burner housing.
- Packaged burner : This design is typical of boiler burners and air heating burners. Sometimes called power burners, have a combustion air blower as an integral part of the burner assembly.
While the above listing is by no means complete, hopefully it will enable you to identify your burner type, and choose the right product.