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Yup we need investment in order to build for stock.
To bad you are only build on demand. I bet if you had some prebuilt units you could get real fat in Texas right now. Actually the whole nortwestern grid is pretty shaky right now as well.
I dont have any of your products but I'm thinking of getting some. Thats why I'm asking questions.
Is this the blower you are using?
105 CFM on AC. I think the seagate blowers I have are 130 CFM. More than I need for what I have built so far but I would prefer to not have to use an inverter to run the blower . Does the DC option pull enough to get the system running? I'm guessing you are using these because they must be very durable.
How do you connect the wires? I thought it was built in
I'm going to butt in here with a ? Where does the start up built in fan get its power? Is it ac or dc?
Hi Tom, No they are a down draft gasifier much like Krijans on the DOW. Im just not using a flute design but more of a traditional nozzle type system. I call it a semi diagonal cross draft simply because my jet is located higher on one side verses the pickup is located at the bottom on the opposing side. However it is NOT a cross draft, technically it is a down draft system. With charcoal it dont matter what direct you go it all works the same. Down draft / cross draft simply have an added grate system but can be re loaded on the fly or more easily than an updraft.
Charcoal in any configuration only needs minor cooling as the process is endothermic and there is little moisture. So cooing is not as critical as a typical raw wood gasifier. The point of cooling with raw wood gasification is to drop the moisture and tar. Generally the filter and the hose is adequate for cooling with charcoal gasification systems. .
New here. I'm interested in your systems but not sure what is proprietary. I'm only familiar with updraft and down draft systems. If I understand correctly yours is a cross draft. Could you explain how that differs from the others. I have a lot of questions that get convoluted at DOW. Hope to not be too annoying. Everything I know about fuels and engines came from building Motorcycles and drag cars back in the last century. I can only relate to this information on gasification referencing those experiences. One question. You feed your generator right from hour gasifier through a filter without any sort of cooling apparatus. Is this because the heat in your system is absorbed by the fuel like in a Updraft charcoal hopper?
What is the Ute?and how does the water drip system work
We use silica cloth, I guess some welding blankets are made of this material. The Material we use is a filter media cloth and it can withstand the very harsh chemicals subjected to it plus it can handle 1800* F temperature well beyond our gas temps at the point of the filter. The Cloth is inexpensive and the bags are easy to make using a heavy duty packaging stapler to create the seams. This is the best filter system we have found. I will never build another cyclone as long as I live. They are PITA to fabricate and they really dont work all that well. This cloth filters at 300 microns. A cyclone can not come anywhere near that.
But thanks for the post. Keep with forum, it will be slow going as we build up and that will take some time. I will do what I can to post new updates of what we have going on in the shop. We will soon be wrapping up 2019-2020 builds and then moving on to the 2021 Fusion Builds here soon. :)
Glad to join this group. I have been loosely watching micro CHP development for years. I was pleased to see Marcin Jakubowski from OSE go to biochar. It seems such a better solution than "using tar". They use a cyclone filter. You use a welding cloth filter? Anyway, I am so glad you are automating these systems. I can't weld. I don't know anything about electronics. I can barely start a lawnmower. So, your existence is a dream come true.
Hey Matt, Long time since I checked in, how is it going?