Known Parameters for the Boiler Test Object

Barrel shape Boiler Heat Loss Test Object

Before starting the simple modelling I think it is worth looking at the known parameters for the boiler test object. From these there will be some simple assumptions and estimations. Assumptions Lumped point mass. Single temperature measurement represents the temperature of the object. Heat capacity does not change with temperature. Local air temperature represents ambient … Read more

Thermal Insulation of a Boiler

thermal insulation of a boiler

After a few measurements on the vertical boiler, using the cooling curve to estimate heat loss, I achieved a reasonable level of thermal insulation. However, can I turn this into a more methodical approach in the home workshop? I can electrically heat a block of metal, it would be best if this was copper. Copper would … Read more