Q: Does this analyzer have sensors that need to be replaced? If so what is the cost and how often would you expect I would need to replace them?
A: Thanks for your question, The Accutools BluFlame is equipped with industrial quality CO and O2 sensors. The CO cell is equipped with a NOx filter and a 10,000 ppm CO sensor with a short-term 20,000 PPM overload. CO and O2 cells are a common replacement part for all combustion analyzers. The cells are chemical sensors and have a limited life, but provide years or service. The warranty of each cell is two years from the date of purchase, however, it is not atypical to get up to three years out of the O2 of CO cell with daily year around use. Combustion analyzer cells can be field replaced in the Accutools BluFlame and are plug and play, calibrated from the factory. The list price O2 cell is $179.00 and the CO cell $349.00.
Q: Can you save pdf reports on a Sd card straight from the analyzer?
A: Hi Mark,
Good question. Yes you can save reports to an SD card straight from the analyzer. From Accutools:
"Easy data collection features include USB and SD card (Bluetooth equipped)"
Any additional questions please give us a call, 1-888-224-3437.
Q: How long are the hoses? Presently using a Bacharach Insight, which has been a trusted workhorse. Interested in the Bluetooth capabilities.
A: Hi Jim,
I measured the hose to be 5ft in length from the end of the probe handle to the connection to the BluFlame itself.
Good question and thanks for asking!
Q: Does this come with a printer? Or will there be one coming out in the future?
A: Hi Joshua,
The Accutools BluFlame currently does not have a printer included with it. Accutools does have a printer in the works but we do not know when it will be released.
Please follow us on Facebook/Instagram for product announcements.
Q: Where are the replacement cells available for purchase?
A: Hi Andrew,
We have the replacement sensors at the following links:
CO - https://www.trutechtools.com/Accutools-65932-CO-Sensor-for-BluFlame
O2 - https://www.trutechtools.com/Accutools-65930-O2-Sensor-for-BluFlame
Q: Can this be used to measure ambient CO?
The BluFlame Combustion Analyzer does have an ambient CO test in it. However, since there is a pump inside that brings the gas into the sensor, the CO reading will be slightly delayed.
We do have personal CO monitors that compliment the use of a combustion analyzer: https://www.trutechtools.com/PortableCOMetersAlarms
Q: Does this have the option for heat exchanger analysis? I currently have the UEI C155 that has that option.
The BluFlame product does not have that mode like the UEi does.
UEi is unique in this regard.
However, any analyzer can perform a "heat exchanger test" by following the steps as indicated in the UEi user manual (on page 3 at this link: https://www.ueitest.com/sites/default/files/product-resources/EAGLE%20X%20QSG.pdf
The software in the UEi product does walk a user through the test and provides a printed record of the before and after test results. However, any analyzer can make the measurements, the user just has to follow the steps and manually record the results.
You may also wish to review other methods to test heat exchangers in this article by the HVAC School: https://www.hvacrschool.com/heat-exchanger-crack-diagnosis/
Q: How large is the carrying case? Will it fit on a standard work van shelf?
A: The case is about 12" long x20" wide x10" thick and weighs about 13 lbs.
Q: is this suitable for commercial boilers?
The BluFlame is suitable for commercial boilers, however you must be mindful of the expected range of CO that you may encounter. The BluFlame can measure CO up to 2,000ppm.
You should also consider the Ambient Conditions that are outlined in the specs table: Not in Aggressive, Corrosive or High Dust Environments, Not for Use in Hazardous Areas
Also if you are wanting to measure NOx you must purchase the BluFlame with NOx at the link here: https://www.trutechtools.com/Accutools-A10773NO-BluFlame-Combustion-Analyzer-with-NOX
Please contact us with any additional questions, thank you!