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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.

RF Oil Burner

RF Oil Burner

NEW! Designed to meet the many challenges of today’s modern heating appliances and process equipment, the Beckett RF oil burner is designed to ...
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.

Control Combo

Control Combo

Upgrade to microprocessor-based burner and boiler control with 10% fuel savings guaranteed! The Beckett Aquasmart™ / GeniSys® Combination ...
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.

For your convenience, Tank Accessories has been divided into distinct categories to help you find the products you need. Please click the links below to see all the products in each of these categories.

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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Selecting The Proper Nozzle

Bulletins, Burners, General

Not all nozzles are exactly alike. There are variations from one manufacturer to another. Conversion charts are good guides, but they do not always take into account the variances.

The problem is that standards do not exist to accurately define hollow and solid. Many methods have been proposed, but none perfected.

This bulletin will provide you with several points to keep in mind when making a nozzle selection for a burner retrofit job.
THIS TASK HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU IN APPLIANCE/BURNER PACKAGES.

How Does It Work?

Let’s look at how a nozzle works, and then consider what we expect a nozzle to do. Energy is required to break up the oil into droplets. The energy is supplied by the fuel unit delivering oil to the nozzle from 100-150 PSIG for most residential applications and up to 300 PSIG for commercial applications. The nozzle, through the swirl slots, swirl chamber and orifice converts the energy from pressure to velocity. Approximately half of the pressure is converted or dropped across the swirl slots and chamber.

At this point, as their name implies, the swirl slots cause the oil to swirl in the swirl chamber. The swirling oil is forced toward the orifice, causing the oil to form a hollow tube. As this hollow tube exits the orifice, a cone shaped film of oil develops. The film quickly separates into ligaments (1) which stretch to their breaking point, thus forming the droplets.

Refer to our February 15, 1985, technical bulletin, where the affects of viscosity on flow rate and droplet size were discussed. If you suspect that viscosity is causing a problem with combustion or light-off, do not hesitate to install a smaller nozzle and increase the pump pressure.

Expectations

A nozzle is expected to deliver properly atomized fuel at a precise rate over a broad range of conditions. The fuel may be 40-50°F, the nozzle may operate at temperatures up to 250°F and the off cycle soak temperature may climb to nearly 300°F in some appliances. In spite of the adverse conditions, we expect the nozzle to deliver properly atomized fuel at the correct rate, pattern and angle.

We must help the nozzle do its job. First, make sure that the fuel supplied to it is clean and air free! Make sure the pump pressure is set properly. For domestic applications it may be 100 PSIG to 150 PSIG. When installing the nozzle, use extreme care to protect the nozzle orifice and strainer. If the orifice gets dirt in it or becomes scratched, it will not function properly.

Inspect the nozzle adapter before installing the nozzle. If there are deep grooves cut into it from previous nozzles, replace it. Those grooves or a scratched surface are a potential source for a leak.

Do not over torque the nozzle when tightening. Over torquing will cut grooves into the adapter and cause leaks when the next nozzle is installed.

Hollow, Solid, All Purpose?

815Due to the lack of standards to define the qualities that we give a nozzle, it is difficult to even generalize about their use and application. In the laboratory many of the tests performed are conducted to select the proper nozzle. With any given combustion system, nozzle selection will be determined by the environment into which the burner is being placed.

There are many choices available for a nozzle, it is best to follow the appliance manufacturer’s recommendations. They have, in conjunction with the burner manufacturer, conducted many tests to determine what works best. What works best is that combination of components, including the nozzle, that meets the performance requirements of the appliance manufacturer, and results in smooth starts, runs and stops. At times this is a compromise. To obtain the proper light-off and run that is required for long-term cleanliness, some performance may have to be sacrificed. The nozzle that provides the highest level of performance in terms of CO₂ and smoke is not always the nozzle that provides the smoothest light-off and run. For those reasons we encourage following the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Some Guidelines

With our F series heads, we generally find that from .5 to 1.5 GPH, an 80° hollow works best. For all of the reasons noted above, however, that is not a hard and fast rule. There are some O.E.M. applications that call for solid nozzles in this range.

From one gallon and up, our typical application is running with an 80° solid. Yes, there is an overlap between a gallon and a gallon and a half. The only sure way to know which nozzle provides the best performance is to put them in and run the combustion tests. That is the way the correct nozzle is determined in the laboratory.

Here are some other factors. The burner combustion system is a factor as is the chamber size and shape. Over the years, correlations have been drawn between “burner air patterns” and nozzle and chamber configuration and nozzle pattern. With today’s flame retention burner, these generalities no longer hold true.

The circulation or recirculation patterns within the combustion zone and the design of the burner combustion parts will have a much greater influence than any of the other factors involved. The flow of gases within the combustion zone is extremely difficult to study without disturbing or upsetting the pattern. Therefore, when you must install the nozzle, test it with instruments, listen to it and look at the flame for the best performance possible.

Nozzle Sizing

Much information is available regarding the selection of the proper nozzle size in a retrofit application. We cannot cover it all here. Instead, the sources of that information are listed below. Guidelines for combustion chamber size for a given firing rate are provided by the burner manufacturers for retrofit applications. This information is found in the installation instructions manual. Remember, the proper nozzle size has already been selected for you in the case of a package unit.

Conclusion

When considering proper nozzle selection, remember these points:

  1. Always use the appliance manufacturer’s nozzle specifications.
  2. Follow the burner manufacturer’s recommendations when retrofitting a new burner to an old appliance.
  3. You must set-up the combustion with properly maintained test instruments. Smoke, CO₂, or O₂, drafts and pump pressure.
  4. Once the CO₂ has been determined at a trace of smoke, add enough extra air to reduce the CO₂ one and one-half percent.
INFORMATION SOURCES

Nozzle Sizing

Professional Serviceman’s Guide to Oil Heat Savings,”
R.W. Beckett Corporation, P.O. Box 1289, Elyria, OH 44036

Heat Loss Calculation Guide,” The Hydronics Institute,
35 Russo Place, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Cooling & Heating Load Calculation Manual,” American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering, Inc. (ASHRAE),
1791 Tullie Circle, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329

How Does It Work?

A Total Look at Oil Burner Nozzles,” Delavan Manufacturing,
West Des Moines, IA 50265

FOOTNOTE

(1) Delavan Manufacturing, Spray Droplet Technology, ©1973