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How To Keep your Catering Gas Burner Clean and In Good Working Order!

How To Keep Your Catering Gas Burner In Good Working Order!

In this blog we will be learning how to troubleshoot your triple ring cast iron burner when you come up against common issues. How to test for leaks, service your boiling ring and keep your burner clean and in good working order. 

What is a Triple Burner Boiling Ring?

Our Triple Burner Boiling Ring is the perfect catering gas burner and is ideal for outdoor environments. Below you will find the description of our BRING3 and a picture.

  • Triple Burner Cast Iron Boiling Ring
  • 9.8kw (33,438 btu/hr) capacity Boiling Ring
  • Burner Outside Ring Diameter: 7"
  • Operates on 37mbar, Propane or 28mbar, Butane  
  • 4 Cast Iron Legs for Support
  • 3 Control Taps
  • 8mm Hose Tail Outlet
  • Optional gas hose and propane regulator

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Why is my Catering Burners Flame Flashing Back?

We are often asked, why catering burners flash back. If your burner control valve is not opened sufficiently or your LPG cylinder is almost empty, the ignition may cause the flame to flash back into the burner tube, which is towards the nozzle.

If this flash happens when igniting, proceed as follows:

  • Close the gas supply to the burner.
  • Vent the residual gas from the burner. We'd recommend waiting at least 20 seconds before re-igniting your boiling ring.
  • Remember to check if there is sufficient gas in the LPG Cylinder and replace it, if necessary.
  • Make sure your control valve is in an open position. 
  • Re-ignite the burner.

How To Test For and Control A Gas Leak Situation

When someone says gas leak, we know how nervous a lot of people can get by this. But never fear, IGas Direct is here! Follow these simple instructions below to check your gas burner for suspected leaks:

  • Open the cylinder valve by turning the knob to the left and carefully inspect for gas leaking around the gas distribution joints using a foaming solution. We would recommend using a soapy water solution or a can of leak detector spray. Gas leaks show as bubbles forming at the site of where you are experiencing the leakage.
  • If the burner is not used immediately after the leak test, close the cylinder valve.
  • Never perform a leak test with an open flame!
  • This leak test should be performed in an outdoor environment
  • In the case of a gas leak, close the cylinder valve and the control valves of the burner. All open fires in the vicinity should be extinguished and nearby electrical appliances turned off.
  • Disconnect the burner from the LPG cylinder.
  • The appliance must be checked and repaired before its next use. If you are not able to determine the cause of leakage, contact your local gas trader.
  • If the gas leak is not able to be be stopped, transfer the LPG cylinder out into an open, well-ventilated area and consult your gas supplier immediately.
  • If there has been a gas leak in a room when storing the gas cylinder, make sure that the room is properly ventilated.

How To Clean Your Triple Ring Catering Burner

Keep your BRING3 in a dry and clean environment. Always remember to perform the recommended appliance maintenance at regular intervals to ensure your burner works efficiently. Maintenance should also be performed in the case of reduced performance and if the burner is kept in an area of greater contamination. Cleaning and maintenance may be carried out only when the burner is off, fully cooled and disconnected from the LPG cylinder.

Clean the burner without using abrasive products. Do not clean the appliance with flammable or corrosive detergents. If the burners openings are dirty, use a small brush to clean them out. 

How To Service Your BRING3 Boiling Ring

For trouble-free and safe operation, it is advisable to carry out a regular service inspection of the appliance. At the same time, it is necessary to carry out occasional supervision during the operation of the appliance. The frequency of inspections and checks is governed by the applicable legislation of the country, where the appliance is used. At least once a year, perform a thorough inspection of the appliance (visual inspection, cleaning and maintenance, leak test and check of appliance functionality) and replace all sealing elements every 2 years.

Check the condition of the connecting LPG hose, looking for signs of bulging, cracks, tears, or other deterioration. You must immediately replace your gas hose if you see any signs of damage or if the hose if over 5 years old!

For safety reasons, it is advisable for the user to carry out a simple leak test of the connecting hose at regular intervals. It is suggested this is carried out at least once a month and after each LPG cylinder replacement to discover any potential leaks early. The hose leak test can be performed by successively submerging the entire length of the hose in a water container while monitoring for the possible gas leak in the form of bubbles. During the test, the hose must be under reduced pressure from the LPG cylinder. You can achieve this by opening the cylinder valve on the LPG cylinder and closing the control valve on the burner. If your hose has a small crack or tear, that has reached the inner layers of the hose, small streams of bubbles will appear from the damaged area. You will always get some bubbles showing as gas hose is naturally porous but an actual leak will look obvious. 

How to Troubleshoot Your BRING3 Triple Ring Burner

When troubleshooting, the individual parts of the appliance must be switched off, allowed to cool completely, and disconnected from the LPG cylinder.

If you do not feel technically capable with some of the troubleshooting activities listed in this blog, please contact your local gas seller for advice or assistance.

Below are some common failures and suggestions on how to troubleshoot your BRING3.

What Is Causing My LPG Leak?

  • Ensure that all joints are tightened properly. If the leakage persists, check the condition of the seal, which is located in union nut of the regulator. 
  • Check the condition of the connecting hose and fittings.

The Burner Is Not Igniting and/or The Flame Goes Out?

  • Check the status of the LPG cylinder. Is the cylinder getting very low in gas? 
  • Check the burners nozzle condition. If the nozzle is clogged, try to clean it with a bent thin wire. If necessary, unscrew the nozzle, clean it with a piercing needle or fine wire, and wash it with technical gasoline. If the nozzle cannot be cleaned in this way, we would recommend you replace it with a new one. 
  • Are you using the right type of regulator for your burner? The triple burner can be used with a low pressure Propane regulator with a 1.5kg/hr capacity. However, if you have several gas products being used together, it may be that your gas regulator cannot draw enough gas and you need a larger low pressure regulator with a higher capacity rate, such as a 4kg/hr or 7kg/hr.

Reduced Burner Performance?

  • If the burner is operating without interruption for a long time, there may be a rapid drop in the gas cylinders pressure, resulting in a reduction in the burners performance and frosting to form on the Propane cylinders' surface. If this should occur, you can use two gas cylinders together, connecting them with hose assemblies, a T Block manifold and a low pressure Propane 4kg/hr regulator. This will reduce the draw from each cylinder and improve the catering burners performance. If you think this is what you need, please get in touch and we'll be happy to help you find the best products for your catering set up. 

What Do I Do If My Burner Is Contaminated With Boiling Food?

  • Clean the accessible parts of the burner with water.

If you require more information about your BRING3, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Needing to purchase a triple burner boiling ring or another type of catering burner? Click HERE to be taken directly to our LPG equipment product site! 

Have a question about your gas burner? Feel free to get in touch!