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Title: Converting small industrial boilers to burn wood fuels
Author: Sarles, Raymond L.; Rutherfoord, J. Penn;
Source: Res. Pap. NE-508. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 10p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: Investigates 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.
Keywords: wood residues, boiler retrofitting, emissions control, economic feasibility
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Sarles, 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.
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