Thursday, February 2, 2012

Testing the heat output of fatwood with assistance from my local fire department

Special thanks to the Estes Valley Fire Protection District for assisting me with temperature testing some different samples of fatwood\pitchwood for an upcoming article I'm working on. I still have more research and testing to do, but I can say at this point that fatwood burns hotter than both Trioxane and Petroleum Jelly soaked cotton balls. We also saw the highest consistent temperatures from a piece of solid Douglas Fir resin. Here's a shot of the fire captain testing a burn sample with an infrared heat camera:

Cool shot of the infrared camera during testing:

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