An oil burner is a heating device in which oil is mixed with air under supervised and controlled conditions. The fuel in an oil burner is heated in the combustion chamber; the heating chamber warms up the cold water from a cold water tank in a conventional system.
They can be used in either a domestic heating system or an industrial heating system. The purpose of an oil burner is to mix the fuel with enough air to cause heat to be released from the fuel.
This process requires the combustion of the fuel, which takes place outside the burner. For the burner to perform well, there must be proper fuel and air mixing. The burner mixes the fuel and air, liberating enough amount of heat from the fuel.
However, this can only be accomplished by using a good burner. It is important to know the types of oil burners and how to make an oil burner.
How To Make An Oil Burner
Types of Burners
- Rotary burners
- Steam atomizing (gun type) burners
- Vaporizing burners
Oil is sprayed using a centrifugal force into the combustion chamber from a fuel atomizing cup. The horizontal plane by which the burner enters the boiler prevents the oil from combustion.
Steam atomizing burners
This type of oil burner can be used in various applications, from residential heating systems to larger industrial applications. The burners spray liquid fuel oil through the nozzle, spraying it into the air stream.
The liquid formed into microscopic droplets is mixed and partially evaporated before being ignited in the combustion chambers.
In Vaporizing (also called pot type) burners, the fuel evaporated into the combustion air. The types of vaporizing burners are; Natural draft burners, forced draft burners, and sleeve draft burners.
How to Make a Homemade Oil Burner
Oil burners are used in residential homes and industrial settings.
Although oil burners of various types are available, there are also ways you can make yours be used in your household. You will need the following items:
- A tin can (the size depends on you. It shouldn’t be too big, though)
- A candle
- Essential oils of your choice
- Scissors or any other cutting device
- Can opener
- Pick a can out of the ones you have around you. The more aesthetic you want your oil burner to be, the more care goes into your choice of the can to use. Also, the thinner your can is, the easier it is. Soda cans are a good choice because of their thin and easy to cut through material.
- Use the can opener to open the top part of the can. You have to be very careful so you do not cut yourself in the process. Set the top aside because you will need to use it later.
- Cut shapes into the tin. You can create any designs that you want (stars, circles, or get more creative with complex designs). The reason for cutting shapes into the tin is to allow the steady flow of oxygen to the flame, ensuring that it continues to burn when the top lid is placed back on.
The fun part about cutting shapes is that apart from allowing the flow of oxygen to the flame, it can act as a lamp fixture, casting beautiful shadow patterns around the room.
- Put your candle inside the tin. Using scented candles will make your oil burner smell nicer, but a normal candle will do just the same.
Using a small candle, like the tea candle, is advisable if you use a small tin.
- Light your candle and place the top back on the tin. Pour the desired amount of essential oils on the lid and let it deep into the sides of the lid. When the heat reaches the top of the lid, it will cause the oil to evaporate and be dispersed around the room.
While going through these processes, it is important to take caution when moving and adjusting because the tin can get hot quickly. When you have completed the process, place your oil burner in the desired location. Visit the Ram Research homepage for more expert information and advice.
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