CHEAP WORKING GASIFIER

Using the dimension of Fluidyne's 25th Anniversary Gasifier design, two French engineering students built this Gasifier from salvaged scrap steel, during their Summer work experience at ITI (Innovation Technologies Ireland). The lower section is an old compressor tank, and the upper fuel hopper - a water tank. The hearth bowl is an old truck wheel with the hollow outer flange used to contain a rope of insulation material forming the seal. Three toggle bolts tighten the hopper down onto the seal. A spring loaded hinged sealed lid makes a good safety valve, and a 100mm gas outlet connects to the flare stack.

This size of gasifier can have 3, 4, 6 or 8 air nozzles and a manifold made from box section should be shaped accordingly. Shown here, we have the ability to use 6 air nozzles, but only 3 are used at the moment.

The air inlet design leaves a little to be desired, but blown with a good strong electric fan, the gasifier made excellent clean gas 3 minutes from ignition.

If you decide to make one of these gasifiers, you will need instructions on how to operate it correctly, so contact me direct and provide some information on what type of wood you will be using as a fuel.

The fuel wood consumption will be from 10kg/hr - 45kg/hr depending on the number of air nozzles.


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