Marcia Selsor, on 11 April 2012 - 01:57 AM, said:
very interesting. I wonder about running a compressor for the duration of a firing. Why wouldn't you incorporate a blower?
Please post more. I fired with diesel and had my redesigned home oil furnace burner in the second edition of Studio Potter. I am very interested in alternative firing processes. I like your design but I would really like to see more specifics. like a schematic of the burner, orafice, psi from the compressor, etc.
It could have incorporated a blower but for simplicity I calibrated the compressed air/oil into a efficient flame (its all air in the end). The design is fairly simple, it is a siphon nozzle made out of some 1/8" or in the new burner 1/4" bsp fittings and a mig welding tip. People working with back door metal casting seem to have used the burner type for a time, look it up on youtube. Sorry no schematic made but I will help with any questions, some of the youtube clips are very good. You could buy a siphon nozzle made by Delavan.
The burner is at a good efficiency at 2 Bar (35psi???).