Gasifier Gohin Poulenc
HEY I LIKE THE DRAWING , INTERESTING
A great coal gasifier design
There are many examples of this French gasifier being used during World War 2. It did some heavy lifting back then!
I was told by oldtimers who actually drove in WW2, that the Gohin Poulenc was one of the best and popular coal gasifiers.
GOOD MORNING CHRIS, GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK ON ( DRIVE ON WOOD ) YOUR PHOTO COLLECTION IS GREAT.
Latil forest tractor, as powerful as an éléphant.
Electrolux, a gasifier top performers of the era.
Great pics François! In France you had to licence your gasifier.
They used gasifiers on a lot of autos back then.
Panhard Gasifiers where popular too.
I like the Panhard! Thanks again!
Nice collection of photos. Thank you for posting these. I have been looking for something that would work for a 1941 Ford coupe. The Panhard style trailer is a nice example to work on.
Hi David! Great to see you here, I am glad you have liked the pics over the years as much as me!
françois pal love the new pics!
DJ, very nice work on your new truck, again you show your quality in gasification!
The French gasifiers were awesome, so heavily used during the war they had some deforestation issues,
Hi Chris S,
Great pics! Love seeing the old units.
BTW, you can post multiple pics on one post, just click "Choose file" then hit "upload". When it's got one uploaded it will make a spot to upload another. You can add as many as you like.
mage of a vintage car race in Italy with an Alfa Romeo from 1933 to the gasifier charcoal evec an air compressor for suralimantation. And its copy in miniature.
that is lovely
We, all of us, are reviving an honorable, basic, wood based technology, and bringing it to the 21st century. Makes me proud!
I see a wood gas race in our future, "The Hardwood Run"!
Chris S Glad to see you are still around; you have always had great pics too share!
Wood gasifier Brandt
Thanks Mr. Pal,
Did you ever get any word from your gasser friends that might have been involved with the Brandt design on how good it actually worked?
It was Larry who contacted me for explanation, I took the opportunity to mail you the drawing, enclosed a photo of one of American dreams.
This is what francois and I were discussing:
I was wondering if the charcoal cylinder had a taper so that it was asmaller at the bottom. It seems like some of the Brandt drawings show this. This might increase the upward velocity athe bottom and maybe lift burning charcoal up the cylinder. as the cylinder got wider the velocity would decrease so only the very fine charcoal would be carried with the gas!! Maybe if would not be necessary to fill the cylinder so often! If the air jacket cylinder were also tapered this may also help stop fuel bridging. because the fuel is falling into an ever increasing area.
The hoppers for the sawdust burning furnaces often had a sheet metal cone in the center to minimize bridging.
I am going to Central America for about 3 weeks to check on Rocket stoves
God Willing, I could try this on my old gasifier when I get back as it looked some what like a brandt but I did not have charcoal in the inner cylinder!!! It might have worked better had I done that as my reduction zone was too short.
----- Original Message -----
From: Francois PAL
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:48 AM
Subject: re: [Drive On Wood!] brandt gasifier
The charcoal in the cylinder of the mid function was to make the gas purification,it may be consumed by the bottom, you have to be careful that there is no shortage,otherwise the gases are not purify, by this process that allows you to use of the softwood lumber and wood not dry,therefore it must be avoided to operate without the charcoal, well check, when filling the wood, the wood charcoal also.
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This is what francois is helping me with:
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> Is the central tube of the Brandt gasifier refilled with hot charcoal by the
> suction of the engine? Thanks. Larry Winiarski
CHRIS SEVMOUR Hello, I found a video that you have very nice photos on two wheels in wood gasifier, is what you put on peus driveonwood if you plaie.Cordialement.
François Pal, Thank you< Your finds are great too! Excellent! I hope to see more, I will post more too, Chris Seymour
DaveO, Thank you for your comment too! You have enjoyed the old pics as much as me over the years, I am glad!
Ain't it a grin. Maybe the pictures will survive here for a while ... ML
During the war 39/45, the Russians have really advanced the gazo, the particularitée of this drawing and that this is a turbo push air into the gazo and simultaneously to the oxygen supply to the mixer, this done, it does not tar particles, and it does not destroy the long go and destroy the engine with pieces of metal.
Amazing design, Great find françois pal! Brilliant!
Thank you for posting this interesting way to preheat and force the intake air.
A very nice cable excavator of ww2, sure to Imbert gasifier type wood.
françois pal, your gasifier work is excellent, It is a lot of work and time to do, Old gasifier pics are my favorite!
Many U.S. citizens at home you discover that Liberty USA, this truck has been instrumental in the gasifier for victory against the German Emperor in 14/18. Conservation of this beautiful vehicle full of history.
Wow what a cool truck! The 1918 USA - Standard B Liberty Truck
Commissioned by our government in 1917 for World War l.
"The liberty truck was designed by the Motor Transport section of the Quartermaster Corps in cooperation with the members of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Production of the 3–5 ton truck began in 1917, and the first models appeared ten weeks after the design was standardized. Of the almost 9,500 produced by 15 manufacturers, more than 7,500 were sent overseas. The Liberty's four-speed transmission coupled with its 52-hp engine gave the truck a top speed of about 15 miles per hour ''
Hello or good night Chris, very nice photo of the mythical berliert gasifier and the bike gazo, here is a gmc ww2 fitted to the Imbert gasifier with a winch and more. Looks on gazogènes superforum.fr, there are a lot of photos you display on driveonwood.
Hi Francois Pal, The superforum is a wealth of info, a very good site with many great photos (I love the BIG trucks. The French advanced gasification much during the war!
hey chris, the pic of the flat bed is great, a flat bed pulling truck is my goal.
Hello, CHRIS S, documentation on a caterpillar tractor Polish wood gasifier, also produced by the Russians, I Difficulty of documentation for Japanese and Chinese during WW2, they also used the gasifier, to you the documentation? ......
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