PORTABLE BURNER CONTROLS AND
PORTABLE BURNER USE
The portable burner is used to heat the lines. valves,
a. Portable Burner Pressure Gage. The portable burner
and the bituminous pump when material has congealed.
pressure gage (4, fig. 84) is located on the top of the
portable burner fuel tank (6). This gage is graduated in 5
OPERATING THE PORTABLE BURNER
psi divisions from 0 to 60 psi. The normal operating
pressure is 45 psi.
a. Remove the portable burner from its stowed
position on the platform on the right side of the
b. Remove the pump barrel cap and pump, and fill
the burner fuel tank to three-fourths full with clean diesel
fuel. Install the pump barrel cap and secure.
c. Remove the four machine screws and slide the
burner off the burner coil.
d. Install the vaporizing jet marked T in the plug
e. Install the shell and secure with the four machine
f. Pump air into the burner fuel tank by pulling and
pushing the pump handle until the pressure gage
registers 45 psi.
g. Hold the burner in a horizontal position. Open
the burner control valve three-quarters of a turn. Fill the
preheating pan with fuel, then close the burner control
h. Light the fuel by dropping a small piece of lighted
rag or waste into the preheating pan.
Figure 84. Portable Burner Assembly
Do not light burner in a confined area.
b. Portable Burner Control Valve and Pump Handle
(1) The portable burner control valve (7) is
i. Allow the fuel to burn until it is almost consumed,
located at the end of the hose (1). This
then open the burner control valve one-third of a
valve controls the flow of fuel to the burner
complete turn. This should produce a steady blue flame
after it has been operating for at least 1 minute. When
(2) The portable burner pump handle (2) is
the burner shoots liquid or burns with a sluggish yellow,
located in the filling funnel (3). This
and smoky flame, shut the burner control valve off and
handle is used to pump air into the
repeat operations in g and h above.
portable burner fuel tank (6).
j. Maintain pressure of 45 psi in the