Autoflame Engineering

banner2-720x380AutoflameAutoflame is a world leader in boiler/burner management systems for both commercial and industrial applications. We are passionate about boiler plants and our every effort is centred on heightening its efficiency and reliability for our clients.

Autoflame systems focus on reducing oil and natural gas consumption, boiler house emissions, and labour costs. Systems feature touchscreen interfaces and rugged steel construction. Autoflame engineered solutions are proven and trusted for some of the most demanding and critical boiler applications.

Our sophisticated burner management systems, the result of many years of practical experience, maximise the efficiency of the boiler plant, dramatically reducing fuel consumption, costs and harmful emissions. Autoflame currently has more than 10,000 systems in operation globally, and is now specified as standard equipment in some of the world’s most prestigious organisations.

Autoflame has partnerships with more than 90 technology centres worldwide, providing local engineering, installation and support for Autoflame systems. These centres have been thoroughly vetted for quality and reliability, and they receive regular training to ensure they are up to date with the latest innovations.

Whether developing advanced burner control systems, providing service and commissioning support, or upgrading existing plant with retrofit packages, we are committed to delivering high quality, innovative and effective solutions for our clients virtually anywhere in the world.

Based near London, England, we ensure industry-leading quality control and innovation by performing inhouse R&D, engineering, software development, manufacturing production, and technical support.

Industrial and Commercial Boiler/Burner Controls

Feature Mini Mk8 MM
Controller
Mk7 MM
Controller
Mk8 MM
Controller
Mini Mk8 MM Controller Mk7 MM Controller Mk8 MM Controller
3 parameter (O2, CO2, CO) trim Requires EGA Requires EGA Requires EGA
Air pressure monitoring & proving

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Air/fuel ratio control

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Analogue water level monitoring –- –- Unlock with software
access code. Also requires Autoflame water level monitoring access code.
Autoflame water level monitoring –- Requires Expansion Board Unlock with software
access code.
Back up commissioning data via IR port

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Boiler log entries 1000 16 1000
Bottom blowdown –- Requires Expansion Board Unlock with software
access code
Channels 3 servos/1 VSD 4 servos/2 VSD 4 servos/2 VSD
(5th servo via software access code)
Commissioning

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Commissioning points (not including Open, Closed, FGR & Golden Start) 20 17 20
Customisable graphics

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Deaerator Control –- –-

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Download Manager for viewing & troubleshooting MM configuration & performance through a PC Advanced graphing & table interface Limited tabular
interface
Advanced graphing &
table interface
Draft control –- Requires Expansion Board Unlock with software
access code
Dual fuel support

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Emissions monitoring & reporting Requires EGA Requires EGA Requires EGA
Error logging Most recent
64 errors
Most recent
16 errors
Most recent
128 errors
Feedwater management –- Requires Expansion Board Unlock with software
access code
FGR (Flue Gas Recirculation)

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First out annunciation –- Requires Expansion Board Unlock with software
access code
Flame rod/UV change over option

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–- Dual IR and/or UV
Flame safeguard

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Fuel flow metering

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Fully metered, cross-limited combustion control –- –- Unlock with software
access code
IBS/lead-lag sequencing

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Lockout logging Most recent
64 lockouts
Most recent
16 lockouts
Most recent
128 lockouts
Login security

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Modbus connectivity

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Requires DTI Unlock with software
access code or use DTI
Multi language display English (UK)
English (US)
Chinese
German
Spanish
Polish
Turkish
(More coming)
English (UK)
English (US)
Chinese
German
Spanish
Danish
Polish
French
Hungarian
Czech
English (UK)
English (US)
Chinese
German
Spanish
Turkish
Polish
(More coming)
Multi-burner synchronisation on a single boiler –- Twin burners
1 master, 1 slave
Up to ten burners
1 master, 9 slaves
Conditional fault response
Number of fuel curves 2 4 4
O2 trim Requires O2 Module Requires O2 Module Requires O2 Module
Oil pressure monitoring & proving –-

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On-board technical manual

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Outside temperature

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Overview Ideal for budget applications.
Focused mainly on burner control.
Superseded in 2016 by Mk8 MM Offers even greater expandability.
Focused on complete boiler control.
Reporting/graphing

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Scheduling

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Screen size 7″” (14×10.7cm) 10.4″” (21x16cm) 12.1″ (24.5×18.5cm)
Self-diagnostics for identifying electrical and temperature changes to the MM

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Steam/heat flow metering –- Requires Expansion Board Unlock with software
access code
Top blowdown/TDS –- Requires Expansion Board Unlock with software
access code
Touchscreen Single-touch
resistive
Single-touch
resistive
Multi-touch
capacitive
UL/CE/AGA approvals

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VPS (Gas Valve Proving)

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VSD management

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Maximum efficiency and reduced emissions through improved control

Autoflame burner controls enable users to achieve significant fuel and emission savings over conventional systems. Typically fuel savings of 8-12% are seen where replacing linkage control systems, with some users reporting even greater savings.

Precise control of air and fuel

Using high precision directly coupled servomotors, the Autoflame MM system enables the position of fuel valves and air dampers to be precisely controlled to 0.1o accuracy, ensuring combustion efficiency is optimized at all firing rates. Reduced electrical consumption and further improvements in combustion control can be achieved through the use of variable frequency drives controlled through dedicated channels within the MM controller.

Reliably satisfying plant demand

Employing a sophisticated PID philosophy, the burners firing rate is modulated to satisfy plant demand. Regardless of your load requirements the system can be set up to respond quickly and effectively.

Optimal combustion performance maintained through three parameter trim

Where coupled with an Exhaust gas analyzer, all Autoflame burner controls will carry out three parameter combustion air trim. The system will make minor adjustments to the combustion air damper or variable speed drive controlling a forced draft fan to counteract the reductions in efficiency caused by variations in barometric conditions, stack pressure etc.

Simple and intuitive user interface

Built with end users in mind, Autoflame controls are simple and straightforward to use. All MM controls employ a simple intuitive user interface with clear backlit LCD displays and can easily be monitored and controlled through building management systems.

Setting the benchmark for safe and reliable operation

Incorporating a host of innovative and rigorous safety features, Autoflame MM systems can be depended upon to ensure the safe and reliable operation of your boiler plant. We work closely with the relevant bodies to ensure that our controls not only comply with, but exceed the requirements of the relevant industry approvals.

Free combustion efficiency audit

To obtain a free forecast of the savings that can be achieved through upgrading to Autoflame controls, and discuss your application in further detail, please contact a member of Autoflame’s technical sales team.