Getting too Spring busy now, and devolved nuro-clumsiness fingers anymore to do much more then selected DOW reading anymore.
On topic: for individual-use stationary electrical generators, NOW, 21st Century use it has become mostly about fill-in charging of solar battery banks.
As the bank charges up the charge-in rate MUST decrease to avoid bank damage.
So modern 21st century woodgas electrical generation needs a much higher turn-down rate capability then the “electrical generator irrigation pumping” 3 to 1. 8 to 1, 20th century needs quoted in TomReeds article.
WITH the right woodchunked fuels, a properly internal sized gasifier hearth/engine-loading-matched, the BEN’sBook heat recovering System will produce at least a 12 to 1 turndown ratio. Of course any damn fool with shits-for-fuels can drive down this highest use possibility into a tarsmaking baby!
His all SS Victory Hearth systems were best operator use, 16+ to 1 turndown ratio. SS does wonders for keeping-the heat-in, working.
The last highly advanced all SS VictoryGrid heats/engine/generator integrated systems??? Higher yet. Was a confidential you-must-system-buy rating.
As said: smaller, hammers heats conversion efficiency. The very small all SS HotWatts were under the VictoryHearth systems turn-down capability.
Why the later added external insulating wrapping on the last version of HotWatts.
Stationary energy making woodgasifing is, and can be much simpler for the maximum wood-enrgy to USED energy %, used, utilization. This by good-use using in some useful form all of the produced gas, gasifier/cooling/condensing/filtering system, engine, gen heads produced Heats to do Work.
Then just as long as the net produces system wastes are simple: clean mineral ash, soots, neutralizable mild acid/alkaline condensates the “gasifier” conversion efficiency is verified.
Wayne, yours and others vehicles systems like VesaM, Dutch John’s do pass this (mine), best-use conversion standard.
Mobile, however you cannot ever capture for efficiency/claim use all of the made/shed off system heats. Not enough on-board space/weight to do this heats recovery use-utilization.
Just be happy with forward motion traveling without any longer being Top-Down Dino dependent. Able to grow your own engine fuel. That is true green. That is true reasonable, responsibly. That is true Freedom.
I find all approaches of optimizing one step at a time, then moving on to the next system step, building with now this “perfect bolt” " perfect brick" of single step knowledge to be a disaster for ever getting real usable developments done in the real world.
Ha! Ha! My sisters 2016 Ford F150 with after 5 seconds engine turned off idle run-stop/Start-Run system; two different neighbors Prius’s with no engine running idle/sitting - but start rolling forward on battery/electric motors beats all others Idle fuel use numbers.
For the cost of very complex 21st Century electronics, and newest-tech manufacturing dependnecies.
My sequential electronic fuel injected 21st century 12kW Miller/Kohler generator welder would off load 2400rpm idle back to ~.25 US gallons gasoline per hour. It engine/ge head pumped a lot of cooling airs for it’s 100% welding duty cycle at up to 104F rating. It’s sold, gone by-by now, to a better feed-it-fuel home.
My 172 cc Yamaha 2800 watt inverter-generator 2400rpm idles down to .12 US gallons an hour. Woodgas capable with my VictoryHearth system. Idle/standby fuel-gas demand at the low end of my undersized prototype VictoryHearth system. Why I got this particular inverter-generator.
Wife’s 98cc Honda 200 (1600 watt) inverter-genrator 2800rpm idle uses only .09 gallons an hour. NOT woodgasable through my VictoryHearth. Underdrawn, heat cooling off turn my VictoryHearth into a tarsmakingbaby. The smaller HotWatt, would have been good for this smaller Honda inverter-genrator, yes.
Who wants to fine process the really small, wood chunks just for the lowest numbers bragging rights, eh?
See. Numbers do not lie. Liers, (and the short sighted) figure.
J-I-T Steve unruh