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2009 Heater Tests at Shawville

Test HK-K06
January 13/09

Warm heater
White Birch, 20% moisture
6 pieces, 4.5 lbs kindling, 63.2 lbs total

False start, had to light kindling newspaper at middle of pile.
First test with grate air open. Note the higher stack temperatures compared to the previous 5 K-series runs.
Noticeably better burn. Low CO, low PM

Animation HK-K
Animation, 2 minute intervals.

gas analysis
Flue gas

TESTO Excel data file

Malfunction. Sensor got sooted up, and was cleaned at the 38 minute mark.

Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)
Condar spreadsheet was modified, starting with this run.
The old spreadsheet was set up for gas readings at 5 minute intervals, which were entered
from the TESTO data spreadsheet.
Now, the averages are calculated directly off the TESTO data, at 30 second intervals, instead of 5 minutes.

Fuel stack. Kindling is on the right side, layered with newspaper. Ignition from top of kindling.
Had to be relit from middle.

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 13, 2009