Placement of the TCs:
The diagram to the left shows a schematic of the location of the thermocouples alongside the ArcWhirl® screen.
From June 27th, 2011, until recently, this has been the configuration used for the recording of the temperature vs. time values for every test run.
Temperature vs Time Graph for Hardwood Chips Test Run
The locations of TC2 through TC5 can be found in the diagram above, relative to the ArcWhirl®, and TC1 was placed at the inlet of the blower.
The highest temperature achieved with the hardwood chips is approximately 1000 degrees celsius, which is denoted by TC2 in red.
Temperature vs. Time Graph for Coffee (Borra) Test Run
The TCs were placed in the same locations as the hardwood chips test run.
The highest temperature achieved with the coffee is approximately 900 degrees celsius, which is denoted by TC2 in red.