gaw wrote:To gain any heat from the reclaimer it will have to be between the boiler and the baro. To put it after the baro would be an exorcises in futility. After saying all that I agree with the rest that it is most likely not even a break even proposition. As Greg points out you have to SAVE one ton of coal to break even.
Actually I said that wrong. To be more precise you need to reclaim about 24,916,000 BTUs to pay it off, or if you want maybe 75% of that to be more realistic that is still 18,687,000 BTU's. The heat reclaimer is not saving coal per se
it is capturing heat otherwise wasted up the chimney.