Carlin Combustion Technology announced the launch of its B100 burner. Effective November 20, 2023, production of all Carlin residential burners transitioned to the manufacturer’s new UL-Listed B100 burner design, suitable for use with biofuel blends up to and including B100.
Carlin’s launch of a B100 burner line helps move the oilheat industry toward sustainability and a low-carbon future. The burner is designed to provide optimal performance with all fuels from B5 to B100, providing customers with the flexibility to be ready for higher blends, today and in the future.
The B100 burners look very similar to the B20 rated burners they replace. The new burners, however, contain multiple refinements to optimize long term performance with higher blends of biodiesel. These include changes to the combustion head assembly, a B100-rated pump, and the adoption of Carlin’s programmable Pro-X 70200 primary control, now factory set to enhance performance regardless of the blend level of the fuel. Coupled with the launch of the B100 burner, Carlin also introduced its conversion guide, outlining simple steps to upgrade older burners to B100 capability.
In 2019, the oilheat industry committed to a low-carbon future by unanimously ratifying a resolution put forth by The National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) that called for a 15% reduction in carbon emissions by 2023, followed by a 40% reduction by 2030 and Net Zero emissions by 2050.
As a decarbonization strategy over the past few years, switching to biodiesel offered an immediate advantage. When a single oil dealer moved from No 2 oil to a B20 blend, they reduced the carbon output of their entire customer base by 15%. As higher blend fuels become readily available, dealers can continue to decarbonize their customers’ homes with minor equipment modifications until the industry’s Net Zero target is achieved.
Carlin is currently assisting appliance manufacturers who are already working toward rating their appliances for higher fuel blends. Carlin will also continue to collaborate with the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) and other allies on continued fuel refinements in the years ahead.
Carlin recognizes that the industry’s path to B100 will likely be long and uneven. Today, some dealers have already moved beyond B20 while others are still delivering B5. Carlin’s objective in launching its B100 burner is to ensure that dealers have a burner for whatever blend they are delivering.
Carlin Combustion Technology manufactures burners, controls and ignitors for residential and commercial heating. Carlin Combustion Technology and its sister company Hydrolevel Company are part of C. Cowles & Company, based in North Haven, Connecticut.