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Residential Heating Solutions from Beckett®

For over 80 years Beckett products have been the number one choice of homeowners and contractors for their furnaces, boilers, and water heaters. As North America's foremost brand of burners, Beckett continues to provide industry leading design, reliability, and support. All backed by a comprehensive warranty program that ensures you will have years of trouble-free operation.

Commercial Heating/Steam Solutions from Beckett®

As North America's leading brand of burners, you can have peace of mind in using a Beckett burner on your next commercial project. With the environment in mind, we have the most comprehensive lineup of biofuel rated burners in the industry. Supported by a broad network of trained technicians, choosing a Beckett burner for your next commercial project ensures your building will have years of trouble-free operation while reducing your equipment’s impact on the environment. A return on investment for future generations.

Road Maintenance Solutions from Beckett®

When the sun is blazing and you're responsible for keeping Americas roads maintained, you'll want a burner that's as hard working as you are. Beckett's lineup of DC burners provides mobile heat for all types of road maintenance equipment. With their ease of service and parts availability from coast to coast, you can ensure the job gets done when the heat is on.

Heated Pressure Washing Solutions from Beckett®

For over 30 years Beckett has served the pressure washer market in providing rugged yet reliable burners and components for the pressure washer industry. Our compact DC powered burners provide off-grid dependable operation in the wettest of environments. All backed by a comprehensive warranty program that ensures you will have years of trouble-free operation. So, when the "pressure" is on to get a job done, you can rely on Beckett to keep you in "hot water".

Agriculture / Greenhouse Solutions from Beckett®

With a wide range of capacities, Beckett has served the needs of the agricultural industry for over 20 years. Our proven experience in the combustion field allows us to work with appliance engineers to ensure the strictest of parameters are met when drying organic products. Beckett's modular burner platform provides the most flexibility in applications while offering the most comprehensive lineup of biofuel rated burners in the industry. This ensures efficient reliable heat for future generations.

Construction Solutions from Beckett®

When freezing temperatures hit your job sites and you need dependable heat, consider Beckett for the job. From the Arctic circle to Antarctica, Beckett has proven to be the burner of choice in the harshest most remote environments. Our robust, user-friendly design provide quick maintenance and dependable operation to ensure your site stays warm.

Food Processing Solutions from Beckett®

Beckett burners and components are used in food processing applications all over the world. From bakery ovens, coffee roasters, dehydrators, and industrial process lines, Beckett robust, reliable products reduce line down time and ensure an uninterrupted output.

R.W. Beckett

From tank to flame, Beckett delivers the most technically advanced product line in the industry — burners, igniters, controls, and accessories designed to meet the performance requirements of the industry while meeting the demands of biofuels to reduce emissions and meet carbon reduction goals. Explore all that Beckett has to offer below by selecting a brand, product category, or simply filtering through the entire product offering.

Westwood by Beckett

With the acquisition of Westwood Products in 2021, Beckett added depth and diversity to its already impressive catalog. In addition to the Tigerloop suite of Oil Dearaetors which has been transitioned to our Beckett branded offering, our Westwood by Beckett product offering includes fuel filters, electrodes, tank accessories, and many other HVAC service and repair items. The line includes B100 filters which, in conjunction with the Tigerloop Bio models, completes Beckett’s industry leading suite of B100 rated components from tank-to-flame and further positions as the market leader in the drive to alternative fuels.

Residential Heating Solutions from Beckett®

For over 80 years Beckett products have been the number one choice of homeowners and contractors for their furnaces, boilers, and water heaters. As North America's foremost brand of burners, Beckett continues to provide industry leading design, reliability, and support. All backed by a comprehensive warranty program that ensures you will have years of trouble-free operation.

Commercial Heating/Steam Solutions from Beckett®

As North America's leading brand of burners, you can have peace of mind in using a Beckett burner on your next commercial project. With the environment in mind, we have the most comprehensive lineup of biofuel rated burners in the industry. Supported by a broad network of trained technicians, choosing a Beckett burner for your next commercial project ensures your building will have years of trouble-free operation while reducing your equipment’s impact on the environment. A return on investment for future generations.

Road Maintenance Solutions from Beckett®

When the sun is blazing and you're responsible for keeping Americas roads maintained, you'll want a burner that's as hard working as you are. Beckett's lineup of DC burners provides mobile heat for all types of road maintenance equipment. With their ease of service and parts availability from coast to coast, you can ensure the job gets done when the heat is on.

Heated Pressure Washing Solutions from Beckett®

For over 30 years Beckett has served the pressure washer market in providing rugged yet reliable burners and components for the pressure washer industry. Our compact DC powered burners provide off-grid dependable operation in the wettest of environments. All backed by a comprehensive warranty program that ensures you will have years of trouble-free operation. So, when the "pressure" is on to get a job done, you can rely on Beckett to keep you in "hot water".

Agriculture / Greenhouse Solutions from Beckett®

With a wide range of capacities, Beckett has served the needs of the agricultural industry for over 20 years. Our proven experience in the combustion field allows us to work with appliance engineers to ensure the strictest of parameters are met when drying organic products. Beckett's modular burner platform provides the most flexibility in applications while offering the most comprehensive lineup of biofuel rated burners in the industry. This ensures efficient reliable heat for future generations.

Construction Solutions from Beckett®

When freezing temperatures hit your job sites and you need dependable heat, consider Beckett for the job. From the Arctic circle to Antarctica, Beckett has proven to be the burner of choice in the harshest most remote environments. Our robust, user-friendly design provide quick maintenance and dependable operation to ensure your site stays warm.

Food Processing Solutions from Beckett®

Beckett burners and components are used in food processing applications all over the world. From bakery ovens, coffee roasters, dehydrators, and industrial process lines, Beckett robust, reliable products reduce line down time and ensure an uninterrupted output.

Beckett Oil Burners

R.W. Beckett oil-fired burners were created with customer satisfaction and sustainability in mind. Our utilization of advanced components results in higher efficiency and reliability, all while reducing carbon emissions.

Our burners are suitable for a multitude of needs. They are certified for firing traditional heating oils, biodiesel blends (B20), and renewable diesel blends (R95). Truly versatile, our burners are available in AC and DC voltages and in capacities from 0.40 to 35.0 GPH. Applicable uses range from residential homes to commercial buildings, for both industrial and process installations, R.W. Beckett can meet your demands. After installation our proven burners provide years of reliable service with strong and accessible technical support.

Beckett Gas Burners

R.W. Beckett gas-fired burners were created with customer satisfaction and sustainability in mind. Our utilization of advanced components results in higher efficiency, reliability, and accessibility, all while reducing carbon emissions.

Available in capacities ranging from 250 to 5,000 MBH, our burners are suitable for a multitude of needs. Applicable uses range from residential homes to commercial, for both industrial and process installations, R.W. Beckett can meet your demands. Our burners are easy to install and service, engineered to provide years of reliable service, and backed by solid technical support and fast delivery.

Beckett GeniSys® Burner Primary Safety Controls

R.W. Beckett’s burner controls were created with customer satisfaction and safety in mind. Our entire suite of burner controls utilizes the most current technology to safely control the combustion process.

Available in both AC and DC voltages for off-grid applications, our controls are suitable for a multitude of needs. Our new GeniSys® model 7565 Advanced Burner Control is compatible with the myTechnician™ app for modernized accessibility. The app assists with diagnostics, troubleshooting, and more. With applicable uses of our controls ranging from residential homes to commercial buildings, to process applications R.W. Beckett can meet your demands. Our multitude of models offer both fixed and programmable options and serve as a direct replacement for many competitive combustion controls.

Beckett AquaSmart® Boiler Safety Controls

R.W. Beckett’s boiler controls were created with customer satisfaction and sustainability in mind. The boiler control was built using Beckett’s proprietary HeatManager® algorithm which saves fuel by minimizing operating temperature, reducing energy consumption without sacrificing homeowner comfort.

Applicable to both oil and gas-fired boilers, the control is convenient for any household. With our digital display and touch pad we have made for a more intuitive experience, allowing for flexible programming of temperature limits and other settings.

Beckett Powerlight® Igniters

R.W. Beckett igniters were created with customer satisfaction and reliability in mind. Providing an advanced option for oil-fired burners, our Powerlight® igniter also serves as a universal replacement for other manufacturers’ igniters.

Available in a variety of AC and DC voltages for off-grid applications, our product is suitable for a multitude of needs. Designed for various applications, our igniter can be found in residential homes, commercial property, and even high-moisture environments.

Beckett Tigerloop® Oil Deaerators

R.W. Beckett’s oil deaerators were created with customer satisfaction and efficiency in mind. With over 30 years of fine-tuning, the Tigerloop® is the most advanced oil deaerator in the world.

With its unmatched performance, Tigerloop® can handle capacities up to 50 GPH and is compatible with different heating fuels, depending on the model. The standard model is compatible with #1 and #2 heating oil and B5 Bioheat, while the Bio model accepts biofuel blends up to B100. Catering to many needs, our oil deaerator is also a safe, economical, and environmentally friendly choice for all supply systems.

Beckett Oil Filters

Beckett branded Spin-on filters are epoxy coated, UL Listed or UL Recognized and rated from 10 to 15 microns. Commercial Spin-on filters are rated for 52 GPH, 20 PSI, and 30 Microns. The line includes a cast aluminum tops, Filter Life Indicator (FLi™) gauge and is suitable for #1 and #2 fuel oil and rated up to B100 bio-fuels.

Westwood by Beckett canister filters feature cast iron tops and epoxy coated canisters. Element options include Classic Felt, cellulose acetate, and Classic Yarn. UL Listed/Recognized canister filters exceed GPH and pressure ratings of most competitors.

Beckett Connected Devices

R.W Beckett’s internet connected products were created with customer satisfaction and accessibility in mind. With our modernized approach, these products can be remotely accessed through our mobile app or web browser.

Through the myTechnician™ mobile app, connected products come with multiple features including troubleshooting, product programming and diagnostics. With the BeckettLink® connected tank gauge system and Wi-Fi hub, end users and oil dealers can use the Beckett Dealer Dashboard to be alerted remotely if the tank drops below predetermined levels.

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BeckettLink® Pro | 7652A

The BeckettLink® Pro is an optional accessory for the GeniSys® 7505 Primary Control that allows a technician to monitor the current status, view ...

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Beckett Electrodes and Insulators

RW Beckett manufacturers hundreds of Westwood electrodes, flame rods and spark ignitors. Many are sold through distribution and additional items are available for OEM customers for special applications. RW Beckett can manufacture specialty electrodes to your specifications. The Auburn and Champion brands are also available.

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An Introduction To PSC Motors

Jan 3, 2022 | Bulletins, Burners, Motors

In March of 1993, Beckett released a technical bulletin entitled, “Burner Motor Service Facts” which addressed basic operation and service of the split phase motor used on the Model AF and AFG oil burners. As a companion to that bulletin, this bulletin will discuss operation and troubleshooting of the permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor available for all burners requiring a “NEMA M” flange.

SPLIT PHASE, CAP START AND PSC MOTOR TECHNOLOGY

An oil burner motor has two windings, oriented 90° to each other. The windings are designed so that the current in one lags the current in the other. This difference makes the resulting magnetic field rotate, creating a torque that turns the motor shaft.

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After a split phase or cap start motor is started, a centrifugal switch on the shaft opens, disconnecting the start winding or capacitor. The motor then runs using only the run winding. See the simplified circuit diagram on the following page. A PSC motor uses a capacitor (a device that can store and release electrical charge) in one of the windings to increase the current lag between the two windings. Both the capacitor (auxiliary) winding and the main winding remain in the circuit the entire time the motor is running, hence the name “permanent.”

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TABLE 1: BECKETT TEST DATA – 1/7 HP AFG SPLIT PHASE AND PSC MOTORS
TEST PARAMETER SPLIT PHASE PSC COMMENTS
Average starting current (locked rotor current) 15 – 25 Amps 7 Amps PSC has a decreased starting current, which extends relay and switch life.
Average running current 2.0 – 2.4 Amps 1.5 Amps PSC draws an average 30% less current.
Approximate starting torque 55 – 70 oz-in 49 oz-in Pump starting torque requirement 13 – 20 oz-in.
Average electrical power 200 Watts 170 Watts PSC draws an average 15% less power.
Efficiency 40 – 50% 60 – 65 % Efficiency = output power (mechanical) divided by input power (electrical)
AFG full load speed 3375 – 3450 rpm1 3440 – 3460 rpm1 PSC: Similar or increased output power.

1 Rule of thumb: Air flow (cfm) is proportional to motor speed, and static pressure varies with the motor speed squared (if the speed increases by 2%, the pressure increases by 4%).

The PSC motors tested above perform with increased efficiency, equal or increased power output, and lower starting and running current than the split phase motors. PSC motors also have the advantage of having fewer moving parts (no end switch), which enhances its reliability.

MOTOR CONSTRUCTION: FLANGES

The AFG burner motor’s mounting flange is commonly called an M flange. “M” is a NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) code for this style of motor mounting, enabling any motor with this designation to be mounted to any other burner that requires this style of flange. N is the NEMA code for the larger mounting flange (for instance, for Beckett “S” chassis burners). Some motors have cooling holes in the flange, and some flanges are totally closed. If the blower wheel does not cover the cooling holes when the wheel is installed, too much air can leak through the holes, decreasing the static pressure and possibly affecting burner performance.

MOTOR CONSTRUCTION: THERMAL PROTECTORS

Most UL recognized oil burner motors have an internal thermal protector that turns off the motor if it gets too hot. The Beckett PSC employs an automatic reset thermal protector that will reset by itself after an event that causes it to open.
NOTE: Applications in which the ambient temperature exceeds the maximum 150°F rating of the motor may cause the protector to trip, so keep those doors open on enclosed trailers and vans with generator skid units installed in them.

MOTOR CONSTRUCTION: BEARINGS

Sleeve bearings, also called bushings, are special metal sleeves around the rotor shaft. Oil is applied between the shaft and the sleeve, lubricating the shaft and allowing it to turn with little friction due to the thin film of oil (similar to skating on a thin film of water while ice skating). Many modern sleeve bearings are permanently self-lubricated and have a sponge-like material that continually supplies oil as the rotor turns. Sleeve bearings require increased starting torque since the rotor must turn at near rated speed in order to distribute the lubricating oil properly.

Permanently lubricated, shielded ball bearings are better sealed to keep out dirt and water, promoting long life. Less rolling resistance delivers more power to the load. The press fit to the motor shaft eliminates end play, keeping the gap between the blower wheel and the housing constant, minimizing air leakage and increasing the zero-flow static pressure as much as 0.3 to 0.4 inches water column compared to sleeve bearing motors, for cleaner starts (less soot).

TROUBLESHOOTING PSC MOTORS

PSC motors have two major areas to troubleshoot: the capacitor and the windings. Both are relatively simple to check and require only an analog ohmmeter.

CHECKING CAPACITORS. A failed capacitor will cause a PSC motor to either stop or run more slowly than designed, and the thermal protector will trip if a restart is attempted. To check a capacitor, perform the following steps:

CAUTION: Capacitor discharge can cause physical harm.
WARNING:
 SHOCK HAZARD
  1. Disconnect power to the burner.
  2. Holding a screwdriver by its insulated handle, place the blade across the capacitor terminals to ensure that the capacitor is fully discharged and carefully disconnect the two leads from the capacitor terminals.
  3. Observe the ohmmeter response when the leads of the meter are connected to the terminals. Note: The meter charges the capacitor slightly in order to make a resistance measurement, if you desire to repeat the measurement, discharge the capacitor first (step 2). Use an analog meter for this test.

Good capacitor: ohmmeter reading should jump immediately down scale, and then quickly increase again to infinity.

Bad capacitor: If the meter settles at zero ohms, the capacitor has short-circuited. If the meter resistance is infinite the entire time, the capacitor has open circuited. A failed capacitor must be replaced by one with the same capacitance (microFarads or μF) and a voltage rating at least as great as the original one.

 

CHECKING THE PSC MOTOR WINDINGS

WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD
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  2. Detach the motor power leads from the burner and disconnect the two
    leads from the capacitor terminals.
  3. Connect one ohmmeter lead to the L1 motor power lead and the other meter lead to each of the capacitor leads, one at a time (point A or B – you may not be able to tell which is which).
  4. Record the two resistance values.
  5. Repeat by measuring between the other motor power lead (L2) and each of the capacitor leads, one at a time.

For the Beckett PSC motor, from L1 you should have measured 3-6 Ohms and
14-18 Ohms. From L2 you should have measured a short (<1 Ohm) and 17-24
Ohms. If you do not observe these resistances, the motor windings are faulty,
and the motor should be replaced.

TROUBLESHOOTING “DEAD SPOTS”

“Dead spot” is a common term for a certain orientation of the rotor at which the motor (PSC or split phase) will not start. Two things can cause dead spots. First, if the start switch of a split phase motor is unevenly worn, the contacts may become slightly separated if the rotor is in a particular location. No current will be able to flow through the start winding, and the motor will not start. Secondly, there could be a break in one of the aluminum bars inside the rotor, due to a fault in the casting process. If this occurs and the rotor happens to be in that particular spot when the motor is turned on, the motor may not have enough torque to start the burner. This fault in the rotor is quite rare, and cannot be repaired.

 

PSC MOTOR TROUBLESHOOTING

CONDITION CAUSE RECOMMENDED ACTION
Motor does not start. No power to motor. Check wiring and power from primary control lead. If necessary, replace control, limit controller, or fuses (time-delay type).
Insufficient voltage supply. Check power from primary control.
Thermal protector has tripped. Determine and repair cause of thermal overload – bound pump or ambient too high.
Fuel Pump seized. Disconnect motor from pump. Turn pump shaft by hand checking tightness.
Capacitor or windings have failed. Check capacitor and windings (see above).
Motor bearings have failed. Turn the motor shaft, which should turn easily.
Motor starts but does not reach full speed. Motor is overloaded. Disconnect pump from motor. Turn pump shaft to ensure free rotation.
Insufficient voltage supply of low frequency. Check power from primary control. Voltage should be 110 – 120 Vac at 60 Hz.
Capacitor or windings have failed. Check capacitor and windings (see above).
Motor vibrates or is noisy. Bearings are worn, damaged, or fouled with dirt or rust. Replace motor.
Motor and pump are misaligned with each other or housing. Check pump and motor to ensure that they are seated in the housing properly.
Blower wheel or wheel balancing weight (if applicable) is loose. Check blower wheel and balancing weight (if applicable) for location and tightness.
Motor draws excessive current (>10% over rated current). Motor and pump misaligned with each other or housing. Check pump and motor alignment to housing. Check coupling length – too long will bind.
Fuel Pump seized. Check pump model to make sure it is correct; turn pump shaft by hand, checking tightness. Check pump pressure to make sure it is set within the specification
Motor windings are damaged. Check windings (see above). If damaged, replace
motor.

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