[updated 20-NOV-2010]

1 BTU is --
  the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of
1 pound of water, (1 pint [16 oz]),
  at 60 degrees Fahrenheit,
  at 0 PSIG,
1 degree Fahrenheit.

   A metered amount of Diesel fuel, 0.04 ounces, flows into the burner at all times for one (1) hour.  At the end of 1 hour, 1.136 gallons of Diesel fuel will have been consumed by the burner flame.

The burner flame raises the temperature of the 1 pound volume of the 60 degree Fahrenheit water at 0 PSIG, to a temperature of 103.77 degrees Fahrenheit, and cannot raise the temperature of the water to any higher degree because the amount of energy applied, in the form of heat, (burning flame) only contains the equivalent of ~ 44 BTUs.

104 degrees Fahrenheit is a temperature ~ 10 degrees Fahrenheit above skin temperature of the human body, (~ 94 degrees Fahrenheit).

The test set up is to demonstrate the fact that an approximate amount of heat energy equivalent to 44 degrees Fahrenheit (44 BTUs) is delivered to the Kubota Engine-Generator-Set (EGS) during a one-hour time period of operation of the EGS. As the burner combusts the Diesel fuel, the temperature of the water is raised to a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit.  Room temp and water temp at start is 60 degrees Fahrenheit, Atmospheric pressure is 0 PSIG. 

The temperature of the water, is increased from 60 degrees Fahrenheit to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, and no further during the entire hour of application of the Diesel fuel flame, during which time the entire 1.136 gallons of Diesel fuel in the Diesel container is consumed by the flame.

    This test set-up, shows: 

1.  A container of Diesel fuel with 1.136 gallons of Diesel fuel inside. (The large container shown in the drawing below).

2.  A Diesel fuel pump that pumps a constant flow of .04 ounces of Diesel fuel through the fuel line to the burner.

3.  A burner that uses the Diesel fuel to produce a flame which combusts the Diesel fuel as the fuel is delivered to the burner.

4.  A flame produced by the combustion of the supplied Diesel fuel.

5.  A container which holds 1 pound of water, which is a volume equal to ~ 1 pint of water.



  1.136 GALLONS
  1.0 GALLON
16 oz.

1.136 gallons of Diesel fuel, contains, in a chemical form, the energy equivalent of ~ 157,563 BTU. [The exact energy content values for petroleum fuels will vary depending on (1) the reporter, (2) the quality of the fuel and (3) in some cases the pressure.]

The Kubota engine generator set consumes 1.136 gallons of Diesel fuel in one (1) hour while the engine is operating at 1800 RPM. The engine is at full mechanical power output, which rotates a generator shaft causing the generator output coils to produce 12000 watts of electricity, which is flowing through conductors which route the electricity through 12 each 1000-Watt resistance heaters, connected to the generator output as an electrical load.

Energy supplied to the EGS by the Diesel fuel can be measured as a temperature ~ equal to 44 degrees Fahrenheit, enough heat energy to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water at 60 degrees Fahrenheit, 0 PSIG, by 44 degrees Fahrenheit.

The energy being radiated away from the 12 each 1000-Watt heat lamps is collectively equal to 3,516 BTU (~ 293 BTU from each of the 12 1000-Watt heaters).

3,516 BTUs is an amount of energy capable of raising the temperature of 79, 1-pound containers of water to a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit from a starting water temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit at 0 PSIG, and maintain the temperature of the 79 containers of water for the entire 1 hour during which time the EGS is operating.

Energy only capable of maintaining 104 degrees Fahrenheit in 1 each 1-pound container of water for 1 hour cannot supply the energy required to maintain 104 degrees Fahrenheit in 79 each 1-pound containers of water for 1 hour.

1 of the 12 1000-Watt heaters could be used to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water at 60 degrees Fahrenheit, 0 PSIG, to boiling temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

How can it be claimed that all of the energy generated by the EGS generator can be supplied by the Diesel fuel being consumed in the engine?

Such a claim is obviously and patently incorrect.




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