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Author Topic: Palm Oil ("Lard") versus diesel - a side by side test  (Read 2564 times)
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« on: May 17, 2008, 10:18:21 AM »

List, and Followers of St. Frotter,

This excellent pdf report describes a side by side test of two identical 8hp Listeroid engines, one running on diesel fuel, the other on palm oil.

Some interesting results - especially their excellent fuel consumption on palm oil of just 420 g of palm oil per electrical kWh.

http://www.codeart.org/en/technique/energie/huile_de_palme_combustible_moteur/060627s-Engine%20running%20on%20palm%20oil-%20anglais.pdf

Looks like the French have copied Frotter's Lardinator too!  Shocked

A bas les Francaises! whistlie


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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 02:13:00 PM »

I just came on to post this link and I see you beat me to it Ken and with a shorter url to boot.

So I'll copy your lead to the Ebay Volvox Exhaust Heat Exchanger
http://www.ebay.co.uk/
ITEM NO 250247519597

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008, 07:50:19 PM »

Ken

Is this the heat exchanger you are using? It's something that is of interest to us so your opinion would be much appreciated.

Thanks

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2008, 11:20:42 PM »

Eleanor,

Its similar in size but I suspect it has fewer internal tubes, simpler in design and is made of mild steel rather than stainless steel.

Best to give Mark Walker a ring at Volvox Engineering - or see his site and ask questions directly.

For a few pounds more - you could always try Mike Wilkinson at Steck Depositors as he has a stainless heat exchanger designed for the job.



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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2008, 10:33:38 AM »

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Thanks, hadn't noticed it was mild steel, just assumed it was stainless  wackoold. Must pay better attention!  tumble

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 12:55:56 AM »

Mine is stainless steel,but I wouldn't worry too much about a mild steel unit - the engine block is iron, the radiators you will probably use are iron or steel etc. You don't worry about those, do you? Exhausts do tend to be a little corrosive - though not so much on biofuels, but it's not a major problem if the steel is relatively thick (think how long your car exhaust lasts, and that's only a mm or two.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008, 11:36:44 AM »

not a bad finishing bid though.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/
Item No. 250247519597   

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