2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Barnyard Burner Uses Forced Air To Burn Fast
Dual 120-volt blower motors inject fast streams of air into the 55-gal. steel drum, creating a whirlwind of fire that quickly incinerates trash.
"The spinning fire traps smoke and particles that would otherwise escape, reburning them in the intense flame," says Jeremy Pretzsch of Elastec/American Marine, the manufacturer of The Barnyard Burner. "As a result, a completely smokeless fire is produced, and burning becomes a clean, fast process. A deflector keeps smoke and ash from leaving the barrel, while hot air can escape from the unit's vent stack."
Any burnable waste can be eliminated in this way, from filters to oily rags, waste oil containers, feed and seed sacks or unwanted paper products.
Besides, no flying debris can escape from the barrel, so you don't need to stay and supervise the burn, and once the fire goes out, there are no adverse effects of the fans running until you return to shut the unit off.
According to Pretzsch, the Barnyard Burner's design has been in use for the past 10 years in the oil industry. It was just scaled down to make the new farm-sized unit.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Elastec/American Marine, 1309 West Main, Carmi, Ill. 62821 (ph 618 382-2525; fax 618 382-3610 ;email@example.com; www.elastec.com).
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