Introduction to Oil Burner Set-Up and Igniters

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This course was designed for:

  • Trained Industry Technicians
  • Vocational School Instructors and Students
  • All Members of the Heating Industry


Incorporating a mix of both time tested, and new technology can seem overwhelming when it comes to burner components and setup steps. In Introduction to Oil Burner Set-Up and Igniters, we’ll teach the process of burner setup and provide an understanding of tools that will aid in your success as a technician. This course consists of four (4) lessons, each designed to build on one another. A short quiz will follow each lesson. When you’ve completed the course, you will be able to:

  • Fully understand the differences between flame retention and non-flame retention burners
  • Understand the difference between the Model AF and AFG burners
  • Understand static pressure and the effect it has on efficiency
  • Select correct burner heads for your application
  • Understand the advantage of the M series Airtube combinations
  • Use the Beckett “Z” and T-501 gauges for correct burner setup
  • Understand the benefits of solid-state electronic igniters vs older iron core igniters
  • Safely test high voltage igniters