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Equipment Studies

A. 2003 SoCalGas Equipment Tests

  1. Residential Gas Broiler
    Executive Summary
    Research Study
  2. Residential Force Air Unit (FAU)
    Executive Summary
    Research Study
  3. Heat Treating Industrial Furnace
    Executive Summary
    Research Study
  4. Rich Burn Engine - Compressor
    Executive Summary
    Research Study
  5. Small Low NOx Boiler -Atmospheric Burner
    Executive Summary
    Research Study

B. 2005-2006 SoCalGas Equipment Tests

SoCalGas continues to fill the data gaps on equipment performance utilizing changing gas quality. The 2005-06 testing included testing equipment not previously tested, the addition of different makes and models of equipment already tested and expanded testing of low NOx boilers with fixed air fuel combustion systems that displayed NOx emission sensitivity to changes in Wobbe Number.

Legacy Residential Equipment Not Previously Tested

  1. Legacy Residential Clothes Dryers
    Executive Summary
    Research Report
  2. Half-Size Wall Furnace
    Executive Summary
    Research Report
  3. Residential Kitchen Range
    Executive Summary
    Research Report

Different Makes and Models of Equipment Already Tested

  1. Flammable Vapor Resistant Water Heater
    Executive Summary
    Research Report
  2. Rich Burn Engine
    Executive Summary
    Research Report
  3. Full Size Wall Furnace
    Executive Summary
    Research Report

Low NOx Boilers-Expanded Testing

The expanded testing focused on utilizing tuning strategies to minimize the NOx emissions sensitivity to changes in gas quality.  The studies demonstrate tuning strategies can eliminate and/or minimize NOx emission changes when operating Low NOx burners with fixed air fuel combustion systems.

  1. Low NOx Steam Boiler
    Executive Summary
    Research Report
  2. Water Boiler with Premix Barb Type Burner
    Executive Summary
    Research Report
  3. Steam Boiler
    Executive Summary
    Research Report

C. Testing of Current Generation Residential Water Heaters

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