Flue gas analysers are portable, electronic devices used primarily for the measurement of potentially harmful gasses from combustion-based appliances such as boilers or furnaces. They can also be used to measure the air quality, oxygen levels, and temperature to determine the efficiency of an appliance.
Whether it’s in a home or workplace, flue gas analysers are vital in order to ensure the safety of appliances. Just like a car undergoes regular MOTs and servicing, a flue gas analyser needs to undergo consistent calibration in order to maintain its reliability.
Whether it’s engineering, maintenance, or installation you work in, it’s important you utilise a flue gas analyser and it’s imperative this device is calibrated regularly.
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Due to the essential safety nature of flue gas analysis, it’s crucial any analyser in use has a valid certificate of calibration. Flue gas calibration is the process of ensuring an analyser and its component parts are in good working order to measure flue gas accurately and efficiently.
This is done by exposing the device to a number of gasses to test its sensors and components. Each part is then assesed to ensure they’re a fit for use, if not, they’ll be replaced to guarantee the efficiency of the device.
No matter how much you use your device, it’s recommended flue gas analysers should be calibrated annually as a minimum.
Regular calibration is crucial to ensure your analyser is responding accurately to gas and that any faulty components can be replaced. A device that has an outdated calibration certificate can be extremely dangerous, giving inaccurate readings and leaving appliances in unsafe conditions.
It’s actually against the law to use any analyser that hasn’t got a valid calibration certificate. So you can face prosecution and hefty fines if you’re caught using one. You can find out more information about the risks involved if you don’t calibrate your flue gas analyser properly in one of our blogs.
During calibration, the device will have all its parts checked to ensure there’s enough life in them to last to the next calibration window. To do this, typically the analyser will be exposed to gas mixtures to test its components.
For example, if the device’s CO sensor is nearing the end of its life expectancy it will be replaced during service and calibration.
Depending on the device, manufacturer, and usage, flue gas analyser calibration can take between 24-72 hours, on average.
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