The Beckett AFG Oil Burner can supply an input of 56,000 to 420,000 BTU/hr to your heating equipment while firing at a rate of 0.40 to 3.00 gallons per hour. Reginald Beckett founded Beckett Corporation in Elyria, Ohio in 1937, and is now a third generation company still controlled by the Beckett family in Elyria. In the 72 years since its founding Beckett has become a recognized oil burner industry leader. Many heating equipment manufacturers select Beckett oil burners for use on their equipment.
The Beckett AFG Oil Burner is designed to use #1 or, #2 heating oil and the burner operates on 120-Volts/60-Hz. using a maximum of 5.8 amperes to operate the burner and controls. The motor is a 3450-rpm motor with manual overload protection on a NEMA M flange mount. The ignition transformer is a continuous duty shielded transformer that supplies 10,000-volts/23 ma. to provide a strong spark for ignition. The oil pump can be either a single or 2 stage pump. The nozzle and electrode is self-centering and is one of the reasons why service techs love working on Beckett burners. Beckett burners feature a flame retention head that aids in providing very intense combustion that is very stable making up to 35% higher efficiency. At first glance the Beckett AFG and AF appear to be identical but the primary difference is in the air supply which on the AFG inlet goes through an air guide and into a blower that provides a higher static pressure. The blower providing a higher static pressure under poor draft conditions makes combustion and starting smooth without rumbling. The Beckett AFG also uses uses a low firing rate baffle in some applications and a few other minor differences that are not readily apparent but make a big difference in applications. The Beckett AFG uses a GeniSys Model 7505 Control that is compatible with thermostats and other operating and limit controls and even features a communications port where the service tech can place a model 52067 display module for programming and diagnostic functions in addition to providing intermittent or interrupted ignition. The 7505 control takes care of safety providing welded relay protection, and limiting recycle and resets with 15-second lockout time. Beckett Oil Burners come with a 60-Month Warranty.
One of the nice features of a Beckett Oil Burner is the parts that require replacement are typically commonly available off the shelf items that will easily be found and in most cases stocked on their truck or, at their shop. Oil heat service guys love this! The last thing they want is a customer without heat, and to be running all over the place to find an oddball part on the coldest day of the year. That’s not much to worry about anyway. The Beckett Oil Burners are well known as reliable performers in fact it may be the very reason that Beckett Burners are providing the heat at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Base in Antarctica where temperatures in the darkness of winter may reach well below –50 degrees f. Or, it may be the same reason why your next-door neighbor has one in his basement heating his house.