How to Choose the Right Type of Round Burner

As with any other job, choosing the right tools and equipment makes all the difference. Working with heating equipment follows the same rules. If the wrong equipment is chosen, the project may be completed incorrectly, or it may not get done at all. One of the most popular types of burners for use with heating equipment is round burners. Is there a way to be certain that the correct round burner is being used? There are two main types that are available for use. Read on below to get all of the information needed to make an informed decision.

Raised Port Multi-Ring Burner

This type of round burner is heavy duty and is comprised of multiple rings. Each of the segments on the round burner have their own gas cock shut-off and dedicated venturi. This round burner works best in industrial settings that require high resistance to radiated and ambient heat. Sizes on these burners range from 50,000 to 1,500,000 BTUH.

Application Uses:

  • Salt bath furnaces

  • Water tanks

  • Micro brewing

  • Heating kettles

  • Melting tin, aluminum, solder, lead, etc.

  • Evaporators

  • Cleaning tanks

  • Die casting furnaces

  • Quench and black oxide tanks

  • Pre-heating

  • Many others

Radial Ring Round Burner

This type of burner made from cast iron has many uses in commercial and industrial applications. Considered the best when resistance to high temperatures or radiant heat is required, sizes range from 30,000 to 270,000 BTUH.

Application Uses:

  • Heating tanks, vats, water, and kettles

  • Micro brewing

  • Flame treating

  • Boilers

  • Heat exchangers

  • Melting of lead and metal

  • Hot rinse, plating, and cleaning tanks

  • Quench and black oxide tanks

  • Food processing

Which Round Burner Is the Best?

Making the decision on whether to use the raised port multi-ring or the radial ring burner will depend mostly on what it will be used for. When the main consideration is a burner capable of reaching the highest temperatures, the raised port multi-ring has the distinct advantage. Almost five times the amount of heat can be generated by the multi-ring as opposed to the radial ring.

Although the application uses are similar for both types, the higher temperature output of the multi-ring has other benefits. It is capable of melting more metals and can be used for pre-heating. The high melting point of certain metals makes using the radial ring version impossible in some situations. With the numerous applications that the multi-port burner is used for, the price is significantly higher. However, expect to get what you pay for. If the possibility exists that the multi-port burner will be used more often than the radial ring, it is worth the investment.

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