Gas burners (Flames)

A healthy, properly burning flame on gas appliances should be blue in color, sometimes with a tiny tip of yellow, with a little light blue triangle at the center. This blue color flame indicates that there is safe, efficient and more complete fuel combustion. … you always want to see a blue color flame ./ If you see orange flames instead of blue flames , the burners may need cleaning or adjusting. … ORANGE :tangerine: The orange color alerts you to your gas stove’s improper combustion, which may emit unsafe levels of carbon monoxide gas .YELLOW OR RED A yellow or red flame on a gas appliance is dangerous , as it is indicative of incomplete combustion and carbon monoxide (CO) generation.BLUE FLAME

A blue flame colour means complete combustion. This indicates that the gas is being burned efficiently without any unburned and wasted gas. With complete combustion you get the maximum heat output from your gas and use less gas to generate heat with whatever appliance you are using. Blue flames burn hotter than orange flames , with temperatures reaching up to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. … They heat up more quickly and to higher temperatures .image image


A good read thanks. That’s also why they say don’t cook in your tent. Had a gas stove that always worked great - blue flame ect. then used it and it was burning with orange lazy type flame. Found a spider made a nest in one of the air holes during lockdown. Good to test your stove before going hiking.


Might want to add, IF you are using your stove inside the tent… some times it simply is necessary e.g. in bad, wet and cold weather when it is essential to get something warm inside of you or your clients, make sure that the bottom of your pot is absolutely clean of sand or grass (both easily stick on when putting down your pot) as they can ignite in a ball of flame and burn your inner or even the entire tent down in a flash.