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OIL FIRED FURNACE [2 records]

Record 1 1990-01-08

English

Subject field(s)
  • Ovens, Furnaces and Boilers (Heating)
CONT

Oil furnaces. Indoor oil furnaces ... are available in upflow, downflow, horizontal and low-boy configurations for ducted systems. They are also available as floor furnaces, wall furnaces, and free standing space heaters. Oil-fired outdoor furnaces and combination units are rare.... The ducted system, oil-fired, forced air furnaces are usually equipped with pressure-atomizing burners. The pump pressure and the orifice size of the injection nozzle regulate the firing rate of the furnace. Electric ignition is used to ignite the burners.... The combustion chamber and heat exchanger of oil-fired furnaces are normally formed as a common single chamber. It is formed from heavy gage steel into a welded assembly. The hot flue products flow through the inside of the heat exchanger into the chimney. The conditioned air flows over the outside of the heat exchanger and into the air supply plenum.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Fours et chaudières (Chauffage)
CONT

Maison de fin de semaine (...) On peut prévoir aussi le chauffage par air chaud avec générateur à mazout ou à gaz et distributions par gaines.

OBS

Fournaise : Ce terme est considéré comme impropre par les puristes. Selon Dagenais, dans son "Dictionnaire des difficultés de la langue française au Canada", "fournaise" serait un calque de l'anglais "furnace" et nous devrions plutôt dire "chaudière" lorsque le fluide caloporteur est l'eau ou la vapeur et "générateur d'air chaud", lorsque le fluide, est l'air. Cependant, ce terme reste d'usage fréquent au Québec, autant en langue parlée qu'en langue écrite.

Spanish

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Record 2 1988-03-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Gas and Oil Heating
CONT

Many Canadian homes, especially older ones, are heated by oil furnaces. The preference for, petroleum-based fuel oil for home heating reached its peak in the early 1970s. From then until the early 1980s we have witnessed a change, with people switching to natural gas, electricity and wood.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Chauffage au gaz et au mazout
OBS

Pour chauffer tout un édifice d'une façon continue et à une température déterminée, il y a lieu de recourir à l'installation d'un chauffage central. (...) Le principe fondamental, quel que soit le mode de chauffage envisagé, est le suivant: a) Installation en cave d'une chaudière ou d'un appareil de chauffage; c'est le générateur de chaleur.

Spanish

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