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Pelly Crossing wood chip boiler

Technical Report:

Abstract

The Pelly wood chip project has demonstrated that wood chips are a successful fuel for space and domestic water heating in a northern climate. Pelly Crossing was chosen as a demonstration site for the following reasons: its extreme temperatures, an abundant local supply of resource material, the high cost of fuel oil heating and a lack of local employment. The major obstacle to the smooth operation of the boiler system was the poor quality of the chip supply. The production of poor quality chips has been caused by inadequate operation and maintenance of the chipper. Dull knives and faulty anvil adjustments produced chips and splinters far in excess of the one centimetre size specified for the system's design. Unanticipated complications have caused costs of the system to be higher than expected by approximately $15,000. The actual cost of the project was approximately $165,000. The first year of the system's operation was expected to accrue $11,600 in heating cost savings. This estimate was impossible to confirm given the system's irregular operation and incremental costs. Consistent operation of the system for a period of at least one year plus the installation of monitoring devices will allow the cost effectiveness to be calculated.  More>>
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Publication Date:
Mar 11, 1985
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
YEDT-3766-4-20; CE-02920
Reference Number:
CANM-90-005366; EDB-90-076275; ERA-15-030201
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; WOOD BURNING FURNACES; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; AIR POLLUTION; BIOMASS; BOILERS; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; MONITORING; SPACE HEATING; WATER HEATERS; WOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRY; YUKON TERRITORY; APPLIANCES; CANADA; ENERGY SOURCES; FURNACES; HEATERS; HEATING; INDUSTRY; NORTH AMERICA; POLLUTION; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; WOOD BURNING APPLIANCES; 090900* - Biomass Fuels- Processing- (1990-); 093000 - Biomass Fuels- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects- (1990-); 095000 - Biomass Fuels- Environmental Aspects- (1990-)
OSTI ID:
7178200
Research Organizations:
Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa, ON (Canada); Yukon Territory Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism, Whitehorse, YT (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
CANMET/TID, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1A 0G1.
Submitting Site:
CANM
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Pages: (vp.)
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Not Available. Pelly Crossing wood chip boiler. Canada: N. p., 1985. Web.
Not Available. Pelly Crossing wood chip boiler. Canada.
Not Available. 1985. "Pelly Crossing wood chip boiler." Canada.
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title = {Pelly Crossing wood chip boiler}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {The Pelly wood chip project has demonstrated that wood chips are a successful fuel for space and domestic water heating in a northern climate. Pelly Crossing was chosen as a demonstration site for the following reasons: its extreme temperatures, an abundant local supply of resource material, the high cost of fuel oil heating and a lack of local employment. The major obstacle to the smooth operation of the boiler system was the poor quality of the chip supply. The production of poor quality chips has been caused by inadequate operation and maintenance of the chipper. Dull knives and faulty anvil adjustments produced chips and splinters far in excess of the one centimetre size specified for the system's design. Unanticipated complications have caused costs of the system to be higher than expected by approximately $15,000. The actual cost of the project was approximately $165,000. The first year of the system's operation was expected to accrue $11,600 in heating cost savings. This estimate was impossible to confirm given the system's irregular operation and incremental costs. Consistent operation of the system for a period of at least one year plus the installation of monitoring devices will allow the cost effectiveness to be calculated. The wood chip system's impact on the environment was estimated to be minimal. Wood chip burning was considered cleaner and safer than cordwood burning. 9 refs., 6 figs., 6 tabs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1985}
month = {Mar}
}