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2014 Heater Fuel Tests at Shawville

Test HK-M15
February 7, 2014

Tamarack 3.5"x3.5" crib,
35.4 lbs including 3.75 lbs kindling
15.4% moisure
ASTM spec for crib stacking
Stack temperature corrected for height.

Pisla HTT 602 door, 22" wide
Custom air frame, setup "C"
Rear grate reduced 50%,

Third repeat run of HK-M12
Very good repeatability: 

HK-M12:  1.47 g/kg PM    49.5   g/kg CO    70.38% efficiency
HK-M13:  1.48 g/kg PM    44.32 g/kg CO    71.55% efficiency
HK-M15:  1.52 g/kg PM    45.34 g/kg CO    71.52% efficiency

Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)

Animation,  5 minute intervals. Note the very smokey start upon lighting the kindling.

gas analysis
Flue gas
- from lighting kindling underneath crib. 

TESTO Excel data file

Testo graph
Testo gas graph, entire cyle

Opacity graph. Very dirty start, visible in the time lapse sequence above.

Condar filter loaded up and required an additional filter, very unusual.

fuel load
Fuel load.

Burn sequence.

This page was updated on February 9, 2014
This page was created on February 9, 2014