Taking to steam up @ Antique Powerland
Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:41 AM
In Brooks, Oregon (where i live) there is a museum for old tractors, motors, black smithing... pretty much any of those old cool contraptions that you cant find anywhere else, including steam powered and trolleys.
they also have a huge swap meet with tones of cool old stuff.
the website is http://www.antiquepowerland.com, look in the photo section to see some of the cool things.
If anyone isn't doing something the weekend of july 30-31 and aug 6-7 and is in the aria i would love to talk!
This is near Salem Oregon (if you need the reference, my towns small)
i'll be set up near the blacksmith shop, come take a look.
So, now that you know what the event is, you can probably see why a gasifier would fit right in there, I think it's actually the only old power related device you cant find there. lots of people that work there know what i'm talking about though. (I love talking to the black smiths about gasifiers, they know EXACTLY what your talking about and then some sue to the similarities between a gasifier and a forge)
I've been working on it, and will have replaced my hopper with a nice new 16 gallon barrel (same size as it was) and will have a remade display board that's easier to understand for the public, and a book with some harder info for those who want to learn.
I also have acquired the parts to hook up a motor to it, but i dont have a filter... but i dont have a motor at the moment either so it's more of a display item at the moment to show how it works.
(ps: a 3/4 inch valve is large enough to run a motor right? i have the stuff hooked up to 1 inch tubing through the 3/4 valve that came with the ejector)
I will update with pictures when it's set up on friday, and as long as i get my air leaks pluged (mainly the bottom ash plug) i'll try and run it daily. if i get my blast gate for the plug soon enough i'll post a video of the test run on friday.
talk to you all soon, Presentteck
Posted 28 October 2011 - 03:42 AM
Ours also start up fairly quickly the next day. The reason is because after shut down, the reactor, filter, and even the hopper will fill with wood gas. When you start up the next day, the left over wood gas will light immediately. Also the feed stock left over from the first run will be very dry and even still warm. Usually the best and shortest start up times are when its recently been run.
Since the gasifier is still full of wood gas on shut down, its always a good idea to consider purging the wood gas (after the reactor has cooled off and the reaction has stopped) before storing the gasifier.
At demos, sometimes people have lots of questions if they have never seen the technology before. Feel free to print off anything from our website if you want to help show people how it works, there is some info here: http://wiki.gekgasif...stion#modelling
Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:06 AM
wow, I think my email never updated me, long time to get back to the post... off playing with electrical projects so i didn't check back here for a while
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