Hell Fuel for Melting Iron. Charcoal, Coal and Coke.More Than 1500 Degrees Celcius (2732 °F)

Introduction: Hell Fuel for Melting Iron. Charcoal, Coal and Coke.More Than 1500 Degrees Celcius (2732 °F)

I'm going to use special "hell fuel" for melting iron. The main reason of doing this is really high iron melting point. Therefore, I'll mix charcoal, coal and coke to get the highest possible temperature. I hope to reach 1500 °C (2732 °F).

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Step 1: 3 Components

To prepare mixture we need 3 components: charcoal, coal and coke.

Step 2: Inflaming and Burning Temperature

There are 2 important parameters which will have a huge influence on a final result which is to melt some iron or steel. The first one is when fuel inflames and the second is the level of the temperature which it can create. On the table you can see both inflaming and burning temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Step 3: Crushing and Mixing

We need to use small pieces of charcoal, coal and coke because only this way they will burn as they should. Crushing all 3 components on small pieces and after that mixing all 3 together. Make sure they are properly mixed.

Step 4: How It Works...

1. Charcoal has the lowest inflaming temperature from 200 to 350 °C (2732 °F). It depends on the type of wood which was used and some other factors. Charcoal allows to create the temperature 1100-1300 °C (2012-2372 °F)

2. Charcoal will start up coal. Coal inflames at about 400 °C (752 °F) and has maximum temperature of fire 1927-2100°C (3500-3812 °F)

3. Coal will start up coke. Coke inflames at 700 °C (1292°F) and it burns at maximum temperature from 2300 to 2500 (4172-4532°F).

Melting and casting Iron will be in my next Instructable. Thanks for reading this :)

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    1 year ago

    Sorry to do this, but the word 'inflame' is completely wrong for this context. 'inflame' is what your body parts do when they are infected. I'm pretty sure you meant to use 'ignite'. This is the logical / correct term for what you are describing. Otherwise, an interesting Instructable topic.


    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for your comment. I'm sure that I make a lot of mistakes because English is not my native language :) However, concerning using the word "inflame" I checked it and there is a definition from: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/inflame

    inflame - catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"kindle

    to burst into flame; take fire.

    It looks like it can be used in this context.


    Reply 1 year ago

    No worries. Happy to ...help, I guess. As English is not your native language, and you are posting on a primarily English content website, and posting an article in English, do you think the 7th possible definition for that word (according to thefreedictionary.com/inflame) is fine? As a native English speaker I assure you, it is never used in that context. 'Warming' a cake and 'baking' a cake are technically the same, and would achieve the same result. But nobody says 'I'm warming a cake' ;)

    I wish you all the best :)


    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks again :) Probably you're right!