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2014 Heater Fuel Tests at Shawville

Test HK-M16
February 8, 2014

Scroll to bottom of page for exensive video documentationigniting

White birch 3.5"x3.5" crib,
37.3 lbs including 3.75 lbs kindling
15.8% 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%,

Repeat run of HK-M14, with the kindling changed from bottom ignition to side ignition.

HK-M14:   bottom ignition   2.41g/kg PM     46.77g/kg CO      71.14 efficiency
HK-M16:  side ignition         1.37g/kg PM     35.17g/kg CO      71.41 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. 

fuel load
Fuel load.

Burn sequence.

This page was updated on February 13, 2014
This page was created on February 9, 2014