Aerco International, Inc.
|Aerco International, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130319347||WATER HEATING APPARATUS WITH PARALLEL HEAT EXCHANGERS - A water heating apparatus includes a fluid inlet conduit configured to split into a plurality of supply legs, and a plurality of heat exchangers configured for parallel operation. Each heat exchanger includes an outer housing, an inlet connected to a respective supply leg of the fluid inlet conduit for receiving an inlet flow of liquid into the outer housing, an outlet for allowing an outlet flow of liquid to leave the outer housing, and a heat exchange element positioned within the outer housing and configured to heat a flow of liquid passing through the outer housing from the inlet to the outlet. The water heating apparatus further includes a burner assembly comprising a combustion chamber housing and a burner positioned internally within the combustion chamber housing. The burner assembly is coupled to the plurality of heat exchangers for supplying heat to the flow of liquid.||12-05-2013|
|20130295510||IGNITER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR OPERATING - An igniter assembly includes a bushing for installation in a burner. The bushing has a proximal end and an opposing distal end. A gas tube is secured through a central portion of the bushing, and an electrode assembly is secured through the central portion of the bushing. The electrode assembly includes an electrically conductive conductor element and an insulator element in surrounding relationship to the conductor element. The igniter assembly further includes a flame holder element secured to a distal end of the electrode assembly, and a ground rod secured to the electrode assembly. A distal end of the ground rod defines a spark gap with the flame holder element.||11-07-2013|
|20130042822||WATER HEATING SYSTEM WITH OXYGEN SENSOR - Water heating system and method including a boiler, a combustion chamber, and a burner housed inside the chamber. A conduit fluidly coupled to the combustion chamber to channel gas into the chamber wherein the burner causes combustion of gas. An oxygen sensor is coupled to the chamber and positioned within the chamber to detect an amount of oxygen in the products of combustion. The oxygen sensor outputs data representative of the amount to a control unit. The control unit controls the feedback control of the water heating system and wherein the combustion of the gas in the chamber is controllable by the control unit at least based on the data. A heat exchanger system is coupled to the chamber to heat water in the heat exchanger with the products. At least one flue coupled to the heat exchanger system to channel products out of the heat exchanger system.||02-21-2013|
|20120192813||WATER HEATING SYSTEM - A water heating system includes a burner assembly for providing a source of thermal energy to a heat exchanger. A water inlet conduit is coupled to the heat exchanger assembly for supplying fresh water to be heated, and a water exit conduit is coupled to the heat exchanger assembly for delivering the heated water to a point of use. A bypass conduit connects the water exit conduit to the water inlet conduit, and a pump disposed in the bypass conduit circulates at least a portion of the heated water from the water exit conduit to the water inlet conduit. A feed-forward sensor positioned in the water inlet conduit between the heat exchanger assembly and the bypass conduit monitors a parameter of the water entering the heat exchanger assembly, and a processor controls the operation of the of the burner assembly in response to the feed-forward sensor.||08-02-2012|
Patent applications by Aerco International, Inc.