In-Situ Oxygen Sensor
Preferred Instruments engineers and manufactures boiler control systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. The Model ZP, In-Situ Oxygen Sensor, provides reliable long life flue gas oxygen measurements.
The Preferred ZP series zirconium oxide oxygen analyzer works in conjunction with Preferred PCC-III and DCS-III loop controllers, and the BurnerMate Universal boiler control system.
Zirconium oxide in-situ oxygen analyzers are designed to be mounted permanently in the boiler stack. The zirconium oxide cell, when heated to 800 deg. C, produces a mV signal proportional to measured oxygen on a wet basis. The Preferred controller provides all probe control functions including temperature monitoring, cell temperature maintenance, monitoring, and calibration. This system is much more reliable than extractive sampling (EGA) systems that are sensitive to moisture, and rely on chemical cells that are designed to deteriorate with time and usage.
The Preferred ZP probe can be applied as simply an oxygen analyzer when combined with a pre-programmed PCC-III loop controller. It can also be used to save fuel as an oxygen trim controller when combined with Preferred LTA systems, UtilitySaver systems, BurnerMate TS systems, and the BurnerMate Universal.
Preferred Instruments engineers and manufactures boiler control systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. Preferred’s boiler control systems include combustion, feedwater (drum level), draft & flue gas recirculation control functions. Preferred’s integrated control systems provide a full scope control package that assures safe and efficient control with undivided system integration responsibility.
Detector: The detector consists of a zirconium oxide cell, a ceramic heater with thermocouple, terminals for connecting to the controller unit, a flange for connection to the probe, opening to accept reference (ambient) air and a connection for calibration gas. The detector works on a principle that when heated to 800° C (1472° F), the cell generates an electrical signal directly related to the Oxygen concentration of the flue gas. Flue gases are passed through a filter to prevent dust and dirt from contaminating the cell. Calibration gas can be injected into the space behind the ceramic filter to allow on-line calibration without removal from the stack.
Probe: The probe is a stainless steel assembly that mounts on a 3" 125 lb flange (flat face) located on the flue gas duct or stack. The probe protrudes into the flue gas stream and directs boiler flue gases from the middle third of the flue gas stream to the detector. The assembly’s design provides for the removal of the detector for service or replacement without the need for removal of the entire probe.
- Reliable, Long Life Flue Gas Oxygen Measurement
- Separate Field Mounted Transmitter Not Required
- Simple Automated Calibration
- Integral Oxygen Trim and Boiler Efficiency Control Logic
- Instrument Air Is Not Required
Gas Measured: Oxygen In Flue Gases
Sensing Method: In-Situ Field-Replaceable Zirconim Detector, and Reliable Ceramic Heater
Flue Gas Temperature: 0 to 1150° F
Measuring Range: 0 to 10% Standard, 0 to 21% Field Configurable
Accuracy: +/- 1% of Reading or 0.1% O2 (Calibration Gas Dependent)
Response Time: Initial 0.1 sec / 90% 7 sec
Power Supply: 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 82 VA Total (ZP and PCC-III)
Connecting Cable: 190130. Combined Signal and Power Cable. Up to 500 ft.
Instrument: PCC-III Controller, Up To Two Probes Per PCC-III
Oxygen Trim Options: Jackshaft, Parallel Positioning or Fully Metered Combustion Applications
Boiler Efficiency: Logic Included, Optional Flue Gas Temperature T/C Required
Oxygen Signal: 4-20 mADC, Linear, Modbus RS485. (Blockware Dependent)
Ambient: 32-130º F
Case: Weather-Proof Front Panel
Power Supply: 115 VAC, 60 Hz
Display: 4.5 Digit LED Numeric Display, 6 Status LEDs
PCC-III “Z” Option Board
- Probe mV Input
- Probe Heater Type R T/C Input
- Spare Type J T/C Input
Output: Fused 120 VAC Heater Supply
Application: Natural Gas, Fuel Oils
Sample gas: 0 to 1150° F
Flanges: ANSI 125 #, 4 Bolt, 3 Inch Flange
Probe Lengths: 20, 30, 45, 65 or 90 Inch
Wetted Parts: 304 Stainless Steel, Alumina, Quartz, Zirconim, Platinum
Weight: Probe of 20 Inch Length Approx. 18 lb.
Life of Zirconia Cell: Typically 3-4 Years (1 Year Warranty)
Construction: NEMA 12
- 190130 Connecting Cable, (Requires ½" Conduit Minimum)
- EPA CEM Auto Calibration Package
Provide a boiler breeching mounted in-situ, zirconium oxide Oxygen analyzer for each boiler. Extractive or “Wet Cell” type Oxygen analyzers are not acceptable. The probe shall be of a suitable length to sense the Oxygen level in the middle ⅓ of the breeching. All wetted parts shall be stainless steel. The Oxygen analyzer shall include a digital controller that performs continuous self-diagnostics with diagnostic codes for at least 10 common faults. The system shall automatically send the trim actuator to the ‘null’ position and trigger the alarm dry contacts in the event of an Oxygen analyzer fault. The detector shall be field replaceable without removing the probe from the stack and shall not require special tools. The analyzer shall automatically perform periodic detector cell impedance tests to be used by the operator as an indication of calibration shift. Analyzer calibration shall be pushbutton semi-automatic (no trim pots) with English language prompts and diagnostic messages. Analyzer output shall be field selectable as 0-10% or 0-21% without field re-calibration.