Updated on 19 October, 2021
In 1990, the Italian manufacturer Testo 310 introduced a versatile gas analyser called the Oxy-Tec. The instrument was made up of an electronic tank, a chamber, a piston, and several storage burners. A high precision digital valve controlled by a microprocessor produces a non-time sensitive analytical result. It is extremely useful for a wide range of applications including refrigeration settings, automotive repair and industrial emissions testing.
The Testo 310 uses two methods of operation: the non-contact and contact ultrasonic measurement methods. Both measure the amount of combustion air released as waste gas during the combustion of fuel inlet and exhaust pipes. Using this information the engineers can determine the amount of oxygen accumulated in the flue and determine the amount of toxic carbon monoxide produced within the atmosphere. This is accomplished by measuring the pressure change from the incoming air and by measuring the temperature change in the flue gas probe.
The Testo310 residential combustion analyzer offers a number of features that make it very user friendly and convenient to use. Focusing on user convenience, it comes with multiple safety checks designed to ensure your maximum benefit from the product. These safety checks perform different functions that are necessary when using the product. They include:
The outstanding performance of the Testo 310 residential combustion analyzers is made possible by the use of the patented DiCFE burner fuel cell technology. With this type of technology, the oxygen fuel mixture is burned more efficiently resulting in improved efficiency and reduced pollutant emissions. This is achieved by the flame which ignites the fuel at an extremely high combustion temperature. This is the main reason why this test product is used in a variety of industries such as welding, power generation, automotive and marine applications. It has an impressive efficiency rating of more than 500 CFM, making it a very popular choice for many testing applications.
For even greater accuracy, the Testo 310 comes with an optional digital airflow meter. With this meter you can measure airflow in three dimensions, measured either in inches or in cubic feet. This highly advanced meter measures the amount of air blown from the blower, and is the ideal way to monitor the performance of the blower. The optional gauge includes a digital LCD screen, so you will always be able to view your airflow measurement. Its robust housing, with its simple design and high-performance sensor technology also adds to its durability and dependability.
Another great feature of the Testo 310 analyzer is its automatic shut off system. With this device, no human intervention is required as the probe automatically shuts down once the 30 seconds sensor probe has crossed the ignition threshold. This gives you an extended warranty on both the blower and the probe, helping you to save on repair costs. The built in failover system makes it a very useful addition to your arsenal of quality measuring tools.
In order to effectively use the Testo 310 analyzer in its entirety, it's important that you have an understanding of its operation and the various components used in its operation. First of all, it consists of an airflow meter/turbulent probe which measures the amount of exhaust gas and pressure exerted on the combustible chamber. This probe also allows you to measure the temperature and the vapor pressure at any given point in the test, allowing you to conduct several safety checks. These safety checks involve the following processes; chamber expansion, chamber deflation, and chamber boiling.
The first of these safety checks involves the process of chamber expansion. When combustion gases are allowed to ignite, they expand due to formation of gasses. If not stopped, this expansion will continue until the gas reaches a critical point. Once this point is reached, the chamber constricts and ceases to expand any further, thus protecting the inside of the flue from any gasses. This is where the fully featured testo310 combustion analyzer comes into play, by measuring the pressures and temperatures inside the flue and determining if any safety checks need to be conducted.