Monday, February 4, 2013

Turk retort mods shakedown

Today I ran the tuk-retort with the modifications of injector pump feed for the turk. This was a big step forward in control of the heat. I processed 20Liters and yielded over 19L. The non-condensables were fed back to the turk and burnt as heat. There is still work to do to sort out the condenser temperatures as I want to use more of the gases from the retort as heat in the turk.
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In addition to the water cooling, I fitted an extra fan for the 1st condenser and held its' temperature 80C - 120C. Most of the fuel was diesel with reflux at 220C .
The turk has a tractor like sound with the diesel firing and the non condensable gases howl in the turk.