Calculated Stove Powers.

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  1. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi, here is the result of some calculations I have carried out recently. I have calculated the theoretical maximum power of Primus stoves based on Manufacturers fuel consumption figures and the published heat capacity of kerosene:

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    Thanks to Peo for checking my figures.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  2. rik_uk3

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    Interesting data there :)
     
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    George,

    Do you mind if I save a copy to my computer for personal future reference only?

    Best regards,
    Al
     
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    George

    That is one fantastic piece of research you have done! :D :D
     
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    Hi, thanks to all for the kind words. You are more than welcome to copy for private research/reference.
    Best Regards,
    kerophile.
     
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    Maybe this would be something to put in one of the reference topics? And convert it into text, because I find the picture a little hard to read.
     
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    Hi Nokey, my original is an Excel spreadsheet. I will need advice on how to make this into text and then import it into the CCS site.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Stove Powers... :-k
    Isn't he Austin's little brother ???
     
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    Yeah baby....

    Is that Austin's own Minime?
     
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    Gary, Not only are you a master fettler, you have mastered the black art of getting something useful out of excel. You are obviously a witch and should be burned at the stake!
     
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    Hi Gary and Richard, Thank you. I was trying to work within the constraints of CCSV3.
    It is remarkable that this is the sixteenth post on this thread and we have not yet had any real comment on the content of the table!

    Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    102420.0!! What the heck is an Indian N0. 10??

    It sounds like a Flamethrower! :shock: :shock: :shock: :)



    Best,
    Al
     
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    Hi Al, here is a post showing the Indian No.10 burner is action.

    https://classiccampstoves.com/posts/4949

    It is shown mounted on a very large ( One Imperial gallon capacity) British Monitor stove, and in the photos is just "ticking-over".

    It is an impressive, current production,industrial kerosene burner, made in India.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Those burners are current? Wow! I could use one for our 70 cm wok (cooking for my samurai roleplay group).
    That beast needs 15 to 20 kW of power, just to do some serious cooking with it.
    Oh, and if you really wish some comments on the contents of your table, I could give it a scientific review (this would take a while, so that would be tomorrow at its earliest).
     
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    Great content George, just trying to show a way of posting spreadsheets etc
     
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    Gary I found a error in your pdf you missed out Stove Power(Btu/h) for the Pr.100.

    Kerophile I hope you don't mind I re-worked your image, my eye's couldn't take your image and clicking thought to a pdf is just a pain.

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    Well as I had it open in excel I added an extra column to give me an idea of what 1g of fuel will produce. Interesting that they give such a close result.

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    Hi Skeeves. What you have done in the last column of your table is to calculate a constant, the heat of combustion of kerosene, in the mixed units of BTU/gram.
    It would be very surprising if you had got different answers for the various stoves as they are all using kerosene to fuel them.

    The heat of Combusition of Kerosene was taken as 45000joules/g in the calcuation.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.