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Title: Improving the efficiency, safety, and utility of woodburning units. Quarterly report No. WB-6

Abstract

This report describes the work completed during the period December 15, 1978 to March 15, 1979. Work has continued on all phases of the project. Tests have been performed to determine the effects of wood type, wood piece spacing and baffling on the efficiency and heat output of woodburning stoves. The research team has assisted the Fireplace Institute in developing performance standards for use in a rating program for woodburning appliances. Comparative tests have been conducted to verify that the test methods described in these standards are accurate and repeatable, and hence, will provide the basis for a credible rating program. These standards have now been accepted by the industry and the rating program will get underway in late April or early May. One phase of this project is to study creosote, in particular, the parameters that influence the formation of creosote. Due to the intense interest by the industry, the creosote work has been extended to include experimental and analytical thermal analyses of flues and chimneys during a creosote fire. The research team continues to transmit results and information to the woodburning industry.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Auburn Univ., AL (USA). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
OSTI Identifier:
5776711
Report Number(s):
ORO-5552-T7
DOE Contract Number:  
EC-77-S-05-5552
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; HOUSES; ENERGY CONSERVATION; WOOD; COMBUSTION; WOOD BURNING APPLIANCES; EFFICIENCY; PERFORMANCE TESTING; CREOSOTE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FIREPLACES; GRAPHS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; STOVES; TABLES; APPLIANCES; BUILDINGS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DATA; DATA FORMS; HEAT SOURCES; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; OXIDATION; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; TESTING; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; 320101* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Residential Buildings- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Maxwell, T T, Dyer, D F, and Maples, G. Improving the efficiency, safety, and utility of woodburning units. Quarterly report No. WB-6. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Maxwell, T T, Dyer, D F, & Maples, G. Improving the efficiency, safety, and utility of woodburning units. Quarterly report No. WB-6. United States.
Maxwell, T T, Dyer, D F, and Maples, G. Thu . "Improving the efficiency, safety, and utility of woodburning units. Quarterly report No. WB-6". United States.
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