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Combustion systems oxidize fossil fuels into CO2, H20, light and heat. Some of the emissions they produce are nitrogen oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO). A combustion system generally consists of an ignition source, burner, safety valves, flame monitor and fuel/air controls. A well-designed combustion system safely produces usable heat by burning fuels efficiently.

Custom Thermal Applications is a leading Canadian provider of custom engineered combustion systems for industrial process applications and meets the process combustion needs of manufacturing, food processing, bakery, cooking, and metal treatment facilities. Our cutting-edge technology and innovative designs ensure reliable, safe, and low-maintenance systems that operate at max-efficiency.

Industrial Combustion Services

Many industries rely on combustion systems and services to operate efficiently. The applications we focus on at Custom Thermal include:

Air Heating

Air Heating is used in drying, baking, paint curing and aging metals. Commonly used in continuous processes using conveyors and in batch processes. The heated air is generally circulated around products using fans or blowers. In some applications, such as baking, conveyors will be heated directly which then heat the product and the air in the oven. Printing presses use specialized air heating systems to dry ink, at speeds up to 1000 feet per minute. Sophisticated controls enable efficient systems.

Solution Heating

Water, water-based solutions, and oils are heated to a range of temperatures for a variety of processes. Water can be heated to around 100 deg.C for mixing ingredients, washing during a process or daily plant cleaning in food industries. Heated water-based solutions can be used for metal cleaning and preparation prior to painting. Hot oils are used for cooking, tank heating and applications using heat exchangers to 235 deg.C. Water is also heated and converted to steam for transferring heat to processes. Water can be heated indirectly, as in a boiler or tank, and can be heated directly, as in a direct contact water heater or submerged combustion. Direct contact water heating is the most effective way of heating water.

Direct Heating

Many processes use direct flame impingement. Metal heat treating, brazing or soldering, plastics, aluminum extrusion and paint stripping are but a few.

Here is a comprehensive list of the industries we serve that utilize the applications listed above:

  • Beverage, Bottling, and Canning
  • Baking
  • Car, Truck, and Tank Washing
  • Foundries
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial Laundry
  • Concrete Mix
  • Dairy and Food Processing
  • Hospitals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Metal Processing
  • Painting and Coating
  • Plastics
  • Textiles
  • Automotive Manufacturing

Benefits and Capabilities

When a combustion system is operating at maximum efficiency, it reduces energy costs and its carbon footprint. Combustion systems require routine maintenance checks to extend its lifetime and ensure it is working at maximum efficiency. If your combustion systems are not operating efficiently despite routine checks, it may be time to upgrade.

At Custom Thermal Applications, our products are from leading manufacturers with proven track records for in-field performance. Our industrial equipment catalog includes high energy/high voltage gas igniters, high-efficiency burners, modular valve train components, and intelligent flame scanners.

Our modern PLC-based control systems optimize air and fuel ratios for consistent performance and efficiency. Not to mention, our highly talented staff of combustion engineers can integrate the latest combustion technology into many existing systems. We have plentiful experience preparing documentation and equipment for ESA and TSSA approvals to facilitate the process of your combustion system.

Combustion Systems & Services at Custom Thermal Applications

High-tech combustion systems are an invaluable tool across many industries. Having a top-of-the-line combustion system ensures efficient production, pollution reduction, and decreased costs for your business.

Custom Thermal Applications has been in business since 1984, and we specialize in retrofitting, repairing, and replacing combustion systems. We also can carry out any in-house testing and experimentation. All our systems are built to TSSA, NFPA, UL and ESA standards, ensuring you receive the highest quality products from our business.

If you would like to learn more about our products and services, contact us today. For an estimate on a combustion system solution, request a quote.

Industrial Combustion Systems & Service Engineering Capabilities
Design, Supply, Build, Install, Startup & Service Support
Control System Services: Repair, Replace, Upgrade & Calibration
Supply Packages &
Machine Style
Supply Packages: Packaged Burner Systems, Pump Skids, Valve Trains & Control Panels

Machine Style:
Turnkey, Integrated, Flexible & Automatic
Features & Styles
  • Linkageless Control Systems (Air/Fuel Ratios)
  • Burner Management Systems
  • High Energy (Plasma Arc)
  • High Voltage (Up to 12,000V) Spark Ignition
Control Mode
PLC & Relay Logic
Engineering Capabilities
Control System Design, Flow Systems, Thermal Heat Losses, Generation & Transfer
Custom Designed Components
Gas / Valve Trains
Control Panels
Component Manufacturers
  • Honeywell
  • Maxon
  • Eclipse
  • Fireye
  • Siemens
Gas Igniters
500,000 to 10,000,000 BTU
Intelligent Flame Scanners
Ultra Violet (UV)
Infrared (IR)
Natural Gas Pressure
7" w.c. to 100+ psi
100°F to over 2,500°F
Custom Designed Combustion Equipment
  • Air Heaters
  • Cure, Bake & Dry-off Ovens
  • Flame Treatment Systems
  • Incinerators
  • Thermal Oxidizers
  • Wash Systems
Industry Standards
Additional Services Provided
Research & Development
Typical Lead Time
8 to 10 Weeks
Additional Information
Industry Focus
  • Beverage Bottling & Canning
  • Car, Truck & Tank Washing
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial Laundry
  • Concrete Ready Mix
  • Dairy
  • Food Processing
  • Hospitals
  • Metal Processing
  • Other Institutions
  • Painting & Coating
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plastics
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Swimming Pools
  • Textiles
File Formats
  • AutoCAD
  • MS Excel
  • MS Word
  • PDF