Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

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Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Post by dampfspieler » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:55 am

Hello,

here some more facts about the Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18.

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The burner was built in the 80ies of last century by WEBASTO for field kitchens and manual operating. Its maximal output is 30.000 kcal (34,9 kWh), so one suits for small steam plants up to 3,5 kW (4,75 Hp) (10% thermal efficiency). It is a pressureless one.

There is the outer casing and the inner burner unit with the vaporising pipes and two separate adjustable burners and a thermoelectric flame control.
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Burner Unit - side view.
Mixing tube in forward position - burning Diesel, Paraffin and so one
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Burner Unit - view from behind
two separate burner control valves
red button - thermo-electric control valve
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Mixing tube in rear position - burning gasoline, kerosene
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To be continued.
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Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Post by dampfspieler » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:52 pm

Here two sketches of the burner.
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The shown dimensions are millmeter.
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MB1018 dimension
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Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Post by Lopez Mike » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:35 pm

That is a beautiful design. Much credit to German engineering!

Do you know if it can be started with motor fuel (deisel) or must it be started with gasoline or something else?

Also whether it can be turned down to low output for slow running?

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Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Post by cyberbadger » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:14 pm

Very cool!

But, why didn't they make it 6,25HP instead? :-P

I keep toying with the idea of making something like this burner, or they had one in a recent Funnel Issue that just sat on the grates.

Most know, I designed Nyitra to be crewed by 2. But I have found myself alone sometimes, and something like this burner for Kerosene, Diesel, or propane would really make it more manageable.

Also would make it a heck of a lot easier to move and process the fuel....

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Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Post by dampfspieler » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:56 am

Hello Mike,
Do you know if it can be started with motor fuel (deisel) or must it be started with gasoline or something else?
it can be started with both fuels. The lighting procedure is a bit different and the mixing tube (see picture above) is set to the right position. I will test it and show the results.
Also whether it can be turned down to low output for slow running?
Yes, the two burners in the unit can be regulated independent from each other so you can find the right resulting flame size.

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Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Post by Lionel Connell » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:54 am

Dietrich,

Is this burner something that we can still buy?

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Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Post by dampfspieler » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:46 am

Lionel,
Is this burner something that we can still buy?
yes you can.

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Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Post by cyberbadger » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:19 pm

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Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Post by dampfspieler » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:51 pm

Hi Bart,
... 170 british pounds.
you are wrong. The price there is 170,50 €, that are today (25.02.2018) 150,62 GBP or 210,15 USD (Deutsche Bank Devisenrechner).

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Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Post by cyberbadger » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:40 pm

I can't believe I mistook the euro symbol for the pound symbol. :oops:

Must be freudian slip related to brexit.... :lol:

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