[Gasification] more on flare design/performance

sabbadess at aol.com sabbadess at aol.com
Mon Oct 18 07:54:21 CDT 2010


This looks a lot like some of the stuff I have played with with my "plumber's Bunsen burner".  One note of caution.  As you turn up your combustion air, watch your gasifier suction level.  You may find it going up quite a bit, enough to skew your results.  You may inadvertently be creating a jet ejector suction pump like the Dasifier or the GEK flare.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian D Paasch <brian at indianarenewables.com>
To: Discussion of biomass pyrolysis and gasification <gasification at lists.bioenergylists.org>
Sent: Sun, Oct 17, 2010 9:20 pm
Subject: [Gasification] more on flare design/performance

Hi all,

Since the Board has recently done another round of discussion on flare design, I thought I'd toss in a video on the subject. Last time we did a test run of our unit, we did a step series of increasing air injection into the base of the flare assembly. There are two things wrong with this test/demonstration. 1) I did not include a zero air into the base of the flare. The lowest tested/shown was passive air flow through the holes in the base of the flare. In hindsight, I should have dug up some tape and completely closed off the air vents in the bottom of the flare for a zero air datapoint. My bad.

2) We did not have (and we have no plans to add) a flow meter to our forced air line to the flare. So the various levels of forced are are reported in "psi", which is pretty much meaningless apart from the qualitative "more" or "less".

Here is the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAxSvYNODI4&videos=HMEX-nkxkc8



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