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2009 Heater Tests at Shawville

Test HK-K36
February 24/09

Warm heater. Previous fire 24 hrs.
White Birch, 20% moisture
Very large load. Two very large pieces (12.8 lbs ea) at bottom. 3 small pieces on top
10 pieces. 3.3 lbs kindling. 81.9 lbs total. Pieces larger than yesterday: 8.9 lbs vs. 5.9 lbs
Very staged burn. Clean start. No overamping.
Low CO. Low PM. Compared with run HK-K35, CO is lower, PM is higher.
Air control closed at 120 minutes. Data for calculation based on 120 minutes. Flue damper left open 1",
closed 6 hrs later.

Animation HK-K
Animation, 2 minute intervals.

gas analysis
Flue gas.
Note that time values are offset by 18 minutes.
Note stack temp curve during 18 minute idle period before start of test:
77F. to start. Then damper removed at 2 minutes. Then, air bleed from damper slot closed off at 5 minutes. Then, firebox door opened.
No overamping. Extremely staged, very large load.
Compare with run HK-K35

TESTO Excel data file

Opacity cleans up at 40 minutes. Goes to 0 at 75 minutes.

Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)

Fuel stack.

Fuel stack with kindling.

Fuel pieces.

This page was updated on February 24, 2009
This page was created on February 24, 2009