Wanted to run some logics by you guys as I'm reading the LL messages on the coal trol and burn rates. I'm trying to figure out the LL max feed rate that correlates with my Mark II coal usage last year.
The LL max feed rate is 40, this means the feeder is running 40 sec out of every 100 seconds. All this means to my understanding is that a 40 max feed rate is equivalent to 90K of coal running thru the chute every hour. 90K btu's of coal/hr is ~6.9 lbs of coal per hr.(1 lb of coal is 13,200 BTU's).
Now comes the interesting part as I'm trying to calibrate last years Mark II coal usage of 50 #'s a day to the LL. This 50 #'s coal usage per day in the Mark means I was using around 2.1 #'s of coal per hr (50/24) in the Mark, this means I was burning up around 27,000 BTU's of coal each hr in the Mark (interestingly not anywhere near the "72,000" rated burn rate!)
Putting the ratio together, 40/X = 6.9/2.1, where X is the max feed rate that corresponds to burning 2.1 #'s coal in the LL, X = 11.
What is suggests to me is that if I put the LL Coal Trol max feed rate at 11, I should get the same coal rate burn in the LL as the Mark II.
All this does not consider efficiency loss, I'm thinking the Pocono has a slightly better efficiency compared to the MarK II. As long as draft is maintained we should be good.
Makes sense? Am I'z missing anything?