Instrumentation for solar cooker measurements

Instrumentation for solar cooker measurements

TR-07
Challenges in measuring cooking vessel internal temperatures
A review of devices used in an attempt to measure pot internal temperatures while avoiding excess heat loss due to lid gaps.

TR-09.1
A system for standard power measurements of solar cookers
This report documents instrumentation requirements, selected products and preliminary measurements made in compliance with this standard. Heating tests of several solar cookers were conducted to establish repeatability of temperature measurements. Sources of variation were identified and mitigation strategies were developed. This experience will be useful in continuing work aimed at refining a protocol for the ISO standard and for constructing automated systems for solar cooker testing.

TR-31
Measuring solar radiation with a sun tracker for the solar cooker power standard
We constructed instrumentation required to measure power, and we constructed a Sun tracker to automate measurement of solar radiation. This provides an accurate and convenient way to improve the measurements.

DEVICES
Devices for Temperature Measurements in the HotPot
The HotPot and some other types of cooking vessels may not permit a wire to be drilled through the pot for temperature measurements. In this report, Hannah Rolland offers a solution to this problem.