Feed rate information

Feed rate information

PostBy: Serge On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:02 am

Just install a used Pionner LE to heat my small shop. If min is set at 6 and maximum set at 40, wondering if the feed rate shows 50, is it 50% of 40 or 50% of 99? Thanks for your help.
Serge
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95, Grand Godin, Efel Bayard

Re: Feed rate information

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:59 am

Found this for you, from member pvolco (of Coal-trol themselves)

Re: Coal trol FR dips below MIN setting and soars above MAX.
By: pvolcko On: Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:29 pm

Hi newHYFIRE2guy, here's the run down on FR, MIN and MAX:

FR is the feedrate and will be anything between 0 and 99 depending on demand for heat. It the percentage of range specified by the MIN and MAX settings.
MIN is the minimum feed setting. It is a value from 1 to 15 (default 6 for LL stoves).
MAX is the maximum feed setting. It is a value from MIN up to 99 (default 40 for LL stoves).

MIN and MAX are both indications of the number of seconds of "on" time the stoker motor will be run for every 100 seconds. So, MIN of 6 means when the control is at idle (FR = 0) the stoker will be on for 6 seconds out of every 100. MAX of 40 means when maximum heat is being called for (FR = 99) the stoker will be on for 40 out of every 100 seconds.

If FR is something in between, say 37, then the stoker will be on for 37% of the on time range specified by MIN and MAX. Using default MIN and MAX, a FR of 37 would mean .37 x (40 - 6) + 6 = 18 seconds of on time per 100 seconds (we ignore fractions, we do not round up).
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This should answer your question, straight from the maker!!!
Last edited by MURDOC1 on Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
MURDOC1
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska/Franco Belge/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: S.S. 2/ 144.08.02/ Mag Stoker

Re: Feed rate information

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:16 pm

Serge wrote:if the feed rate shows 50, is it 50% of 40 or 50% of 99?


It's 50% of 40.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Feed rate information

PostBy: Serge On: Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:18 am

Thanks Murdoci everything is now clear to me, your reply had been usefull to me.
Serge
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95, Grand Godin, Efel Bayard

Re: Feed rate information

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:26 am

he feed rate for drilling depends upon the hardness of the material, the type of material the drill is made of, and the size of the drill bit....


Wow, you must be a rich guy and can afford all those heating bills... I'm impressed. There aren't many of you left, I guess you are the 1% I hear about in the news..
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22