Emerson has announced that its new in-situ oxygen analyser Rosemount™ CX1100 has helped commercial and light industrial boiler manufacturers meet energy efficiency and environmental regulatory requirements.
Emerson’s Rosemount™ CX1100 is one of the first industrial-quality systems designed for commercial and light industrial boilers.
The new system offers the ease-of-use, economy, and simplified maintenance required for flue gas measurement. It features the same sensor reliability found in large industrial technology, but the system is built to the requirements of boilers used in such applications as food and beverage, manufacturing, commercial and municipal.
With increasing environmental requirements, users of light industrial and commercial boilers are faced with escalating compliance demands that increase the need for measurement and control of the fuel-air ratio, which optimises energy efficiency and reduces emissions. Many small-to-midsize boiler users currently do not measure oxygen in combustion flue gas, leaving themselves open to regulatory and energy inefficiency problems. With the Rosemount CX1100, it is now economically feasible to bring high quality and repeatable zirconia technology to these markets.
Vice-president and general manager of liquid and combustion analysis products at Emerson Automation Solutions Peter Lagerlof said: “Midsize and small boiler users need a system that provides a high level of measurement reliability but justifying the costs and complexity of industrial combustion systems can be a challenge.
“Our customers have requested a system that is right-sized for their needs, one that provides the performance they need without incorporating features the smaller end user doesn’t require.”
The lifespan of the sensor resulting from the zirconia sensing cell and the all-welded probe gives users and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) the quality and reliability they need. At the same time, the system offers an easy-replacement design that enables simplified post-warranty service. The combustion control system requires no reference gas, which keeps installation and maintenance costs low, a significant benefit for commercial and light industrial users with 10MMBtu-100MMBtu/h (3-30 MW) boilers.
With the addition of the Rosemount CX1100, Emerson now offers the full range of boiler combustion technology from smaller commercial boilers to high temperature, multi-measurement hazardous approval applications.