Chamber volume. The various burner models I produce each have suggested applications, and some include suggested forge chamber volumes per burner, but they are, at best, only suggestions.
I am often asked how big a chamber a given burner can heat, but I have to provide a rather vague answer. The variety of sizes, types, shapes, insulation types, designs, and quality of construction, found in various forges is all but limitless, and each factor has a profound impact on thermal efficiency, and how much space a given burner can effectively heat. A few of the factors are type of refractory, is there an ITC-100 coating on the interior, is there a back pressure problem due to forge doors, the installation of the burner, the shape of the chamber (round is far better than rectangular, etc. By "effectively heat" I mean that the forge will easily achieve forge-welding temperature, or a melting furnace will produce a melt in a reasonable time, “reasonable” being relative. 3/8" Rocket Hand Torch 1/2” Shorty Burner. Building The Ron Reil Style Propane Burner. <Prev> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 <Next> This page chronicles my fabrication of the Ron Reil Propane Burner.
This project was completed start to finish in one day, 4th of July 2003. I had an audience of my three brothers, sister, and father who did not believe that this thing would actually work. People who know me know that I love nothing more than to prove people wrong, so the challenge was on! A word on safety. Step 1: Obtain all the pieces necessary for the burner construction. Here you can see the unsuspecting parts laying on the workbench. Minimongo.jpg (JPEG Image, 540x256 pixels) Gas Forge Burner plan and links. Really Stupid Gas Burner Yep!
Thats all there is to it! You don't even have to use the pipe fittings if you have a piece of tubing and can do a little cutting and welding. All you would do in that case is weld a small gas pipe into the tube, letting it protrude about half way into the bigger pipe. Cut and attach a flange to the fan, rig the valve and switch and that is IT! NOTE: These burners require NO precision gas orifices and NO special nozzles. This is a "trough" or "trench" style forge I built after seeing one similar to it in California.
This type of burner has absolutely no safety features. All the materials for this forge were purchased new (including steel and bricks) and cost $407 US in 1985. Gas burner. Propane burner used with forced air into a metal melting furnace.
Propane burner with bunsen flame. Propane oxygen burner used for cutting through steel rails. Flame of a Gas- and Oil dualburner. A gas burner is a device to generate a flame to heat up products using a gaseous fuel such as acetylene, natural gas or propane. Some burners have an air inlet to mix the fuel gas with air to make a complete combustion. It has many applications such as soldering, brazing and welding, the latter using oxygen instead of air for getting a hotter flame which is required for melting steel.
Table 1: Flame temperatures of common gases and fuels Info & Assuming: Table 2: Explosive limits and ignition temperatures of common gases Note: Atmosphere is air at 20 degrees Celsius. Ron Reil propane burner. Bob's Metalcasting - Burner and Furnace.