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2009 Heater Tests at Shawville

Test HK-K05
January 12/09

Warm heater
White Birch, 20% moisture
7 pieces, 4.5 lbs kindling, 63.4 lbs total

Big PM and CO spike.
Error - grate air control was closed for the whole run.

Animation HK-K
Animation, 2 minute intervals.

gas analysis
Flue gas
The flue gas probe and its filtering system had a malfunction that was corrected at minute 38.
Condar spreadsheet gas data, to allow calculation of a PM number, was estimated for the first 35 minutes, by using
the data from the previous test.

TESTO Excel data file

PM number is higher than previous tests, at 1.5 g/kg. Could be due to kindling mis-start, which required adding
additional newspaper. Kindling pile was lit from top, but used less newspaper layering than previous tests, resulting
in a mis-start.

Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)

Fuel stack. Kindling is on the right side, layered with newspaper. Ignition from top of kindling
Kindling stack used less layering with newspaper, and resulted in a mis-start.

fuel pile
Fuel pieces, numbered 1 - 6 from left to right, heaviest to lightest piece.


This page was updated on January 18, 2010
This page was created on January 12, 2009