Compression Igniter - TD-8577

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Overview

Put a small piece of tissue paper into the cylinder and quickly push down on the piston.   The resulting compression will cause a great enough increase in temperature to cause the tissue paper to ignite.

This Compression Igniter has been specially designed to be cleanable.  The bottom screws off to clean out the soot and to load the paper.  The large piston handle decreases the pressure on your hand and makes it easier to hit the piston quickly.

The ground glass tube is surrounded by plastic for safety and in the event that the glass tube breaks it can be replaced.  The piston can be lubricated with vegetable oil.

Features

  • Plastic safety shield
  • Ground glass tube (replaceable)
  • Easily disassembled for cleaning

Includes

  • Compression Igniter
  • Glass Cylinders (2)
  • Cleaning Wire
  • Complete instructions with theory
  • How It Works

    In a quick compression there is no time for heat to be exchanged between the air inside and its surroundings.  The 15:1 adiabatic compression causes the temperature to rise approximately 600 °C (1100 °F), well above the combustion temperature of paper.

    The Compression Igniter serves as an excellent introduction to how diesel engines operate as they also utilize adiabatic compression, in their case to ignite fuel rather than paper.

    Buying Guide

    1549
    TD-8565
    Adiabatic Gas Law Apparatus
    1
    58512
    TD-8596A
    Ideal Gas Law Apparatus
    1
    Expand Your System
    Adiabatic Gas Law Apparatus   TD-8565
    Ideal Gas Law Apparatus   TD-8596A
    490078
    TD-8498A
    Replacement Glass Tube
    1
    Replacement Parts
    Replacement Glass Tube   TD-8498A