Thursday, September 25, 2014

Setbacks to sort

The retort suffered decay of the heat ducting. It appears as though proper refractory is needed to properly fix the issue. The retort vessel itself appears unaffected. Currently I'm pondering over the future of the plant. One option is to accelerate plans to develop a flash evaporator for converting WMO to diesel. Initial test of crude prototypes were encouraging but far from economic as yet.

The fuel from the retort appears to be forming gum resin. This has been discovered in a product pump, seizing it. Also in a vehicles' filter. According to research, oxidization can create gum so the hunt is on for a remedy.
Vehicle filter with gum resin fall out.