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Discuss Issues with Biomass Boiler causing a fire in the Renewable Energy area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. baz wheater

    baz wheater New Member

    hello,
    Just a quick question, there has been a fire involving a Biomass boiler and I am just wondering what are the main issues with biomass boilers. Could a mechanical issue cause the fire as it has a auger fed pellet supply and the fire looks to be in the area of the motor and above (the hopper).

    Any thoughts would be great.
    Ta
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Did the motor have overload / stall protection as they sometimes jam the augers
     
  3. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Well-Known Member

    Another issue has been the pellets, there are plenty of dodgey supplies of these pellets
    some have too little output like burning poplar wood and others ..are really too fast .I leave it to your imagination.
    Its not like buying a litre of unleaded or a pint of beer etc. there is little control in this area.
    I hope your gaff was not too badly damaged
    centralheatking
     
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