ETA eHack wood chip biomass boilers


ETA eHack biomass boiler
ETA eHack biomass boiler

Updated look with return riser set incorporated

ETA have updated their Hackgut (wood chip) Hack boiler range with the eHack’s modern styling. The makeover isn’t just skin deep, either — the boilers now include the return riser set. This used to be supplied separately as an optional extra (though necessary in all installations). The move won’t be popular with all installers, as some like to source their own at a lower price and specification. I’m guessing ETA decided to incorporate the return riser set into the boiler as standard to further improve the perceived reliability of their boiler.

Let’s face it, when ‘Joe Bloggs Plumbing’ source a poor quality valve and pump combination, which later fails, the customer blames the boiler. It also stops installers fitting the wrong size of return riser set. We recently came across a Hack 200 only outputting 130kW and found the reason to be that the installers had used the return riser set meant for the Hack 130. Still 2″ pipe and fittings, but the wrong pump and the wrong blending valve with the wrong actuator speed configured. I guess they were trying to save money.

The good news for customers is that the boiler is now guaranteed to have the correct return riser set every time, and it’s covered by the ETA five year parts warranty.

The good news for installers and customers is that it saves time on the installation.

Improved grate

The cast steel grate now rotates a full 360 degrees to rid the grate of foreign objects, such as stones and nails more easily

High Efficiency as standard

The eHack features and A+ energy rating with a burning efficiency of up to 94.6%

ETA eHack 20 to 50 kW specifications and efficiencies
ETA eHack 20 to 50 kW specifications and efficiencies
ETA eHack 20 to 50 kW dimensions
ETA eHack 20 to 50 kW dimensions

Optional Electrostatic Precipitator

You can opt to stay ahead of emissions legislation with the optional electrostatic precipitator. The addition of an electrode in the flue ways energises the dust particles in the flue gas, causing them to fall out of suspension. This results in a reduction of dust particles in the flue emissions of between 80 an 85%.

Cross section of the ETA flue gas electrostatic precipitator
Cross section of the ETA flue gas electrostatic precipitator

Downloads

ETA eHACK20 to 130 kW Biomass Boiler Brochure

ETA Guide to wood fuel

ETA Electrostatic Precipitator Brochure