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Don’t Choke Your Furnace

Baron von Olsträd’s Sketchbook #7

In today’s illustration, the Baron attempts to appeal to our humanity by depicting a personified furnace, suffocating for want of oxygen. Combustion furnaces should be equipped with filters, both on the gas and air lines, which must be checked periodically for blockage. The job of a filter is to strain the fluid passing through it, so that components downstream do not become blocked or damaged by foreign matter. If a filter is doing its job, then eventually the media within the filter will become so congested that little or no fluid will pass through it. Furnace operation will suffer; if the burners do not receive the gas and air they require for combustion, then they won’t light at all.

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Click the image to visit the Baron von Olsträd’s Sketchbook page containing the large version of this comic, along with The Baron’s thoughts on oxygen deprivation. Olsträd Engineering offers a full range of combustion services, and our staff is always happy to help you explore your options.

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Posted by  b-olstrad ; Published April 1, 2013

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