Koen, silicium dioxide melts at about 1700c if l remember right, and a lot sooner if fluxes are added, carbonate wich ash has many. Glass per say is quite sticky as it gets heated above about 800c.
Hmm l take better gas over gasifier heart wear any day. I can make a restriction and grate in less thain half a hour from scrap laying around. If it wuld be ss it wuld last a lot longer.
Realisticly, the restriction gets hit the hardest in my sistem. l wuld guess it exceeds 1000c becouse it is made out of about 9mm thick steel plate and it got bend like it wuld be made out of playdow. Allso, in my previous video you can se ash actualy melts on the restriction. But it works just fine. If l replace 2 per year thats not so much of a problem.
Nozzles and firetube show no sigh or wear.
Koen, why do you suggest bigger reduction and nozzles?
Jan, thanks for the kind words, but you know… Not realy my choice… Its that damn woodgas bug
And l doo wait patiantly, but with lots of anticipation to see a new topic started, with a title similar to “wood gas powered sedan” or something similar
I did stop every 30km, only to took in the hopper and get a feel for the pellet consumption. While i did stop and look, l didnt add any new fuel.
With constpation and gas setting its like this. l drive on the same setting if burn pure chunks or pure pellets. lf l burn a mix thain the seting needs to be regulary adjusted, wich is logical. But in general, pellets of corse give a tighter charbed, but a stronger gas with bigger turndown ratio, but bigger danger of ashplugging.
I allso forgot one thing. I had to drive for 2km yesterday to say hi to my grandmother, didnt bother to light the gasifier, so l drove on petrol. I felt loss of power at the end of the road, so l looked back to find the gasifier lit by its self. Nothing special, except the car was standing still for about 16h!!! This has to be takencare of…