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2010 Heater Fuel Crib Tests at Shawville

Test HK-L15
February 4, 2010

Series 4: Test #2 of a 2 test pair with matched cribs. Warm heater.
Colorado M-4 (MHA Fueling Protocol) cribs. Spruce at 19.4% average moisture.
Loading factor 0.15 . Reload
3.75 lbs kindling + 26.8 lb crib (19.30 % av moisture) + reload w. 27.4 lb crib (19.52% av moisture).
Efficiency is calculated at 95% oxygen recovery (Colorado method).
Stack temperature corrected for height.
Detailed moisture descriptions of cribs to follow.
Condar spreadsheet contains detailed lab notes.

Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)

Animation, 2 minute intervals.

gas analysis
Flue gas, HK-L15
Compare with flue gas for HK-L14, below:
gas analysis

Testo graph
Graph from Testo analyzer. 30 second sampling intervals.
The green line tracks the CO/CO2 ratio. Compare with HK-L14, below

testo graph

TESTO Excel data file

Opacity, HK-L15.
Compare with opacity from HK-L14, below:
The Condar spreadsheets for both tests contain the detailed lab notes, minute by minute.
They provide details that could account for the differences that are visible in the opacity (PM) curves.

fuel load
First crib.

Moisture statistics for the two matched crib sets. The bottom two cribs represent this test.

Burn sequence
Burn sequence.

This page was updated on February 19, 2010
This page was created on February 7, 2010