Booster

Description of the Booster
The basic Twin-Booster assembly combines two volumes, as a Fluid Trap Volume (short: Trap) and a Fluid Vaporizer (Atomizer) Volume (short: Vaporizer or Atomizer) made from stainless steel. Both are connected by a transparent Teflon® hose. There are different Booster models available, but all have the same basic function.
The Vaporizer contains the Booster fluid to be vaporized and carries therefore
a translucent sight tube for the visual fluid level indication. The Vaporizer connects then by a flexible gas hose to the torch.


Function of the Booster
The pure hydrogen / oxygen gas mixture (2:1) created by the electrolysis process flows from the SPIRFLAME® to and through the BOOSTER assembly with the booster fluid to be vaporized (atomized) contained in the Vaporizer. The gas mixture is therefore enriched (saturated) with the booster fluid vapors.

The perfectly matched gas composed of 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen does not contain oxygen to burn the alcohol carried with the gas mixture. The alcohol vapor therefore needs additional oxygen for its combustion. This oxygen is taken from the ambient air around the flame. This produces a zone within the flame shape in short supply of oxygen. This creates an oxyde reducing or non-oxidizing zone within the flame envelope and is shown as an intensive blue cone inside the faint reddish outer flame shape.

About 70% of the heat energy (calories) in the flame is generated by burning the hydrogen and 30 % by burning the alcohol.

  • NEVER operate SPIRFLAME® without BOOSTER.
  • NEVER operate SPIRFLAME® with too low Booster fluid in the Vaporizer volume. (a flame flash-back might tunnel through a thin layer of booster fluid.
  • Regularly rinse the Booster cylinders with tap water (hot prefered) every week or approximately every 60 operational hours, depends on total gas throughput. If Booster fluid starts to look yellowish then its high time tio change.
  • Do NOT reuse old, used booster fluid. Replenish with fresh booster fluid to requested fluid level. The booster fluid absorbs gaseous contaminations originating from the electrolysing process and starts to get a yellowish color. The booster fluid looses activity with prolonged use.

Models of Boosters

Twin-Booster

The basic Twin-Booster assembly combines two volumes, as a Fluid Trap Volume (short: Trap) and a Fluid Vaporizer (Atomizer) Volume (short: Vaporizer or Atomizer) made from stainless steel. Both are connected by a transparent Teflon® hose.

 

Quad-Booster

The QUAD-Booster (DB-40...) has a large fluid storage volume and could be described as a Booster fluid storage container with Booster function, or a Booster with fluid storage function. The QUAD-Booster can work on a SF model 205HP at full gas production rate for almost 160 operational hours.