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What Is The Difference Between Canned & Uncanned Catalytic Combustors?

Canned vs. Uncanned Catalytic CombustorsOur ceramic catalytic combustors are used for wood burning applications. But what's all this business about canned and uncanned combustors? Let's see if we can clear up the difference between the two:

CANNED
This is a ceramic catalytic combustor that is wrapped with a welded stainless steel strip. In addition, a gasket material has been snugly fit between the combustor and the "can." Certain applications that utilize this style of combustor may or may not require an additional gasket outside of the can for a secure fit. 

UNCANNED
Simply put, this is a ceramic catalytic combustor that is not wrapped with a welded stainless steel strip. This particular type of combustor does require an interam gasket wrap, however. This lightweight, flexible gasket is 1/16 inch thick and is available in 2 or 3 inch widths by the foot. The chemically bound water particles in this soft material expand when exposed to high heat, therefore cooling off the combustor and protecting your application from overheating. CLICK HERE for interam gaskets!

While there is no real rhyme or reason as to why some manufacturers use canned vs. uncanned combustors, it is important to replace your catalytic combustor with the appropriate version. (For example, if your application originally housed a canned combustor, you should therefore replace it with a canned model, and vice versa.)

 

 

Last updated on November 5th 2018.

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