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Infrared Radiant.

Discussion in 'Commercial' started by Zman, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Zman

    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    Any Good inspection Practices when checking Infrared Tube Style Heaters. Have some to look over next week,nothing huge, 10 feet long tube style in a Food warehouse setting. Scissor lift needed,that sucks. Be my first time,not sure what brand or style. I know the Basics, burner compartment,inspect tubes for cracks or separation,vent pipe integrity,gas connection, maybe even gas pressure,inducer motor and fan. Any good tips appreciated,except don't fall out of lift,I already know that one.
     
  2. Joeysmith

    Joeysmith New Member

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    Don't drive the lift off the loading dock. Never touched a tube heater though.
     
  3. otto

    otto Bakery Chef

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    If there are intake filters they need to be clean. Look for soot at the termination outside. Many times the burner and pilot are too rusted to take apart so if it works but looks like shit then leave it alone and make note of it.
     
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  4. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

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    I used to use one in the 80's. We had 15 furnace's that ran 15 to 1800F. I was like a scope used only by one eye. We were watching for coking problem's in the tubes. One morning I found a tube laying on the floor of the furnace.
    Now we had this dick head engineer that no one liked that did not believe me and wanted the scope. Unknown to me someone had put neverseeze around the eyepiece.
     
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