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Iron Smelt - Kalamazoo, MI - May 11, 2013

Date:May 11, 2013

Location:Kalamazoo, MI

See also: Darrell Markewitz's ironsmelting site

Team: Neil Peterson, Darrell Markewitz

Premise: Smelt demonstration at the International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Furnace Design

TypeNorse short shaft, cobb, tap arch
Extractiontop
Diameter cm
Height cm
Volume0 cm3
Tuyure Typeceramic tube
Tuyere height from base cm
Tuyere penetration into furnace cm
Tuyere angle deg
Base designnatural set base cm

Burn Details

Bellow Typeblower
Avg Air rate litres per minute
Total Charcoal Mass Kg
Avg Burn rate min per 2 Kg
Ore TypeDD1 with fire scale
Total Mass of Ore25 Kg
Burn Duration Hours

Results

Mass of Bloom5.4 Kg
Bloom Type
Yield%
Notes

Smelt_cd Reports of all of our iron smelting efforts along with more articles and information are available on the "Iron Smelting in the Viking Age" CD from the Wareham Forge.  Copies of the CD can be purchased here.

Discussion:




Conclusions:




Photos:


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FurnaceSmelter startupFull burnAdding charcoal
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TappingThumpingCompacting

Raw Data:



Smelt_cd Reports of all of our iron smelting efforts along with more articles and information are available on the "Iron Smelting in the Viking Age" CD from the Wareham Forge.  Copies of the CD can be purchased here.
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