Steam to Vaporize Waste Oil

I have had some success recently with using a small monotube flash steam generator (coil of 1/8″ tube) to vaporize unfiltered WVO. I have been posting some info and picture files at the AltFuelFurnace yahoo group about a wood pellet stove conversion to wvo. I thought some here might be interested, so here is a little more info. With both the pellet stove and the fireplace burners I had trouble with the Babington design. The […]

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The Problem of Short Chambers and an Experiment Toward Solution

I’ve read this group with interest for some time, but until just recently, have not had the resources available to pursue WVO burning in earnest. I’ve paid particular attention to those who’ve struggled with short chambers, as my primary appliance is a Weil McLain boiler, WGO-2, with an 8.5” chamber depth. It seems that the primary problems around this style chamber are that WVO burns slower, and as such the flame tends to be longer […]

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Steam to Vaporize Oil

I have had some success recently with using a small monotube flash steam generator (coil of 1/8” tube) to vaporize unfiltered WVO. I did receive a couple of emails requesting more information about the pellet stove conversion, so here is a little more info. With both the pellet stove and the fireplace burners I had trouble with the babington design. The babington burner works great but for me was difficult to scale down and tricky […]

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Where to Get a Small Steam (Tesla) Turbine?

Does anybody know where I can get a small (1-2kw) steam turbine? Could an automobile turbine (aka turbocharger) be modified to operate a generator to produce electricity? You may wish to check into Tesla steam turbine technology. They are easy to make and cheap. A little inefficient, but not too bad if you make a good one. The Tesla-type turbine, in a hybrid form, would be an ideal prime- mover in automobile applications. We (as […]

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Simple Manson Cycle Engine

Attached is a sketch of a simple Manson cycle engine.  It has a piston (dark grey) running in a conventional cylinder, connected to a con-rod and crank mechanism. On top of the piston is a displacer, which is a stainless steel can to resist the heat from above. It is attached to the piston with a tubular extension.  All the cylinder lubrication is in the lower part of the engine – away from the source […]

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