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Converting small industrial boilers to burn wood fuelsAuthor(s): Raymond L. Sarles; J. Penn Rutherfoord
Source: Res. Pap. NE-508. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 10p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionInvestigates the engineering and economic feasibility of retrofitting two small industrial boilers (32 hp and 52 hp, respectively) for firing green wood fuels. Subjects covered include fuel requirements and costs; availability, storage, and handling of wood fuels; and designs, specifications, stack emissions, cost estimates, and economic feasibility. The economics of boiler conversion projects are heavily dependent on annual savings in fuel costs. Analyses of variables affecting annual fuel savings determined that the boiler utilization rate (BUR) and the price of fuel oil had the greatest impact on the economic feasibility of this project.
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CitationSarles, Raymond L.; Rutherfoord, J. Penn. 1982. Converting small industrial boilers to burn wood fuels. Res. Pap. NE-508. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 10p.
Keywordswood residues, boiler retrofitting, emissions control, economic feasibility
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