A biomass system solution will generally present in a standardized fashion, but almost always require some adaptive actions to assure it fits the destined environment and purpose.· There are many small considerations that if not addressed in planning stages can become lingering irritants to project crippling events. General considerations for a successful biomass solution includes:
Making the transition from fossil fueled combustion systems to a basic biomass unit can require more operator attention creating an expense that can be reduced through automated system operating features. As with any industrial machine, options will vary from high value adding to cosmetic. For automation to be an asset it has to provide a measureable benefit and function reliably in its purpose.
A biomass system relies first and continuously on fuel feed systems, much like natural gas does via regulators and modulators.· A biomass system can be shut down by jams if fuel handling equipment is inadequate. Jams can move from an irritation to major system failure if not easily and immediately noticed. The Biomass system response and fuel feeding must be integrated and calibrated otherwise load variances cannot be managed. In both of these instances, a system should include the use of dependable devices and annunciation at a minimum, if problems arise.
Unit performance will be impacted by inadequate maintenance, and maintenance routines are easily overlooked. This is why the most successful systems have automatic responses integrated into normal operations. For example, AESI views auto soot blowers a standard item not an accessory because the consistent benefits of tube cleaning are so dramatic. Our Green Energy designs always maximize incorporation of performance monitoring feedback points so the operation itself provides early indications of issues and to the extent possible, self correcting methods.