4 Tappan Furnace Codes You Need to Know

When it comes to industrial production, you don’t always know when something is going to go wrong. Production plants are complex environments with many different moving parts, which means that small issues can sometimes turn into big problems if not addressed quickly. When industrial operations experience a major malfunction, the operation will often have an automated response that triggers a shutdown to protect the rest of the facility and its employees from danger. These safety shutdowns are triggered by one or more codes that signal a problem has occurred, and the operation must be shut down until the issue is resolved. There are various code systems used in industrial operations all over the world, but one of the most common is Tappan furnace codes. Keep reading to learn more about this system and what they mean in practice. In this blog post we will cover:

What is a Tappan furnace code?

A Tappan furnace code is a code system used to communicate operational problems in industrial systems. This includes furnace operations, where the system would be communicating problems affecting the furnace itself. Many industrial operations use this system, but there are variations in the code system used in different regions and organizations. Although there are several variations in code usage, the codes themselves are generally standardized within each system. These codes are used as a safety mechanism to trigger a safety shutdown when an operation becomes unsafe. These shutdowns are designed to protect both the operation and the operators by preventing them from having to decide to stop when an operation goes wrong. For example, an operation might be producing gas at a certain temperature. If that temperature rises, the operation may trigger a shutdown in response. The system would then shut down the operation and sound an alarm to let the operators know there is a problem and that they need to attend to the issue.

Tappan Codes and Their Meanings

The below table explains some of the most common Tappan furnace codes. This will give you an idea of what to look for if one of these codes is triggered. Even if you’re not familiar with the codes, you can take quick actions to reduce or stop the problem from occurring. For example, if you see that your furnace has a “Tappan code 23,” you can attend to the issue and make sure the exhaust is not blocked. Once the issue is resolved, you can reset the code. Code Description Code 00 – Furnace Not Running Furnace has shut off Code 01 – Low Gas Flow Furnace needs more gas Code 02 – High Temperature Furnace temperature is too high Code 03 – Low Temperature Furnace temperature is too low Code 04 – Low Air Flow Furnace needs more air Code 05 – High Air Flow Furnace needs less air Code 07 – Stuck Gas Valve Furnace gas valve is stuck open Code 08 – Gas Valve Stuck Closed Furnace gas valve is stuck closed Code 09 – Gas Flow Too Fast Furnace gas valve is set too wide open Code 10 – No Gas Flow to Furnace Furnace needs gas Code 11 – No Air Flow Furnace needs air Code 12 – Air Flow Too Slow Furnace is set for a larger volume of air than is available Code 13 – Air Flow Too Fast Furnace is set for a smaller volume of air than is available Code 14 – Furnace Out of Gas Furnace needs fuel Code 15 – Furnace Exhaust Blocked Furnace is blocked by slag Code 16 – Combustion Problem Furnace has an unstable combustion Code 17 – Flue Gas Too Hot or Too Cold Furnace flue gas is too hot or too cold Code 18 – Roll Problem Roll is jammed or broken

Tappan Code 23: Furnace Exhaust Blocked

When this code is triggered, it means that there is an obstruction in the exhaust and gas is not being able to escape. This can also lead to an accumulation of carbon monoxide in the area around the furnace and may endanger nearby operators. If this happens, you should shut down the furnace and clear the obstruction to allow the gas to be vented properly. Once the issue is resolved, you can reset the code.

Tappan Code 34: Combustion Problem

This code indicates that there is a problem with the combustion inside the furnace, which could lead to a CO buildup. This is potentially very dangerous, so you should shut down the furnace as soon as you see this code. Once the issue is resolved, you can reset the furnace and continue operation.

Tappan Code 42: Flue Gas Too Hot or Too Cold

This code indicates that the flue gas being vented from the furnace is too hot or too cold. This can affect the quality and composition of the gas. If the gas is too hot, there may be an increased risk of carbon monoxide being released. If the gas is too cold, it may not reach potential customers. In both cases, this can negatively affect operations. You should shut down the furnace and adjust the settings to correct the problem. Once the issue is resolved, you can reset the code.

Tappan Code 67: Roll Problem

This code indicates that there is a problem with the roll in the furnace, which may be blocking the gas flow. This can lead to reduced production and unsafe working conditions. You should shut down the furnace as soon as you see this code. Once the issue is resolved, you can reset the code.

Conclusion

The Tappan furnace code system is used to communicate operational problems in industrial systems. This includes furnace operations, where the system would be communicating problems affecting the furnace itself. There are variations in the code system used in different regions and organizations, but the codes themselves are generally standardized within each system. These codes are used as a safety mechanism to trigger a safety shutdown when an operation becomes unsafe. These shutdowns are designed to protect both the operation and the operators by preventing them from having to decide to stop when an operation goes wrong.