Five more Eta Hack 200 Commercial Biomass boilers went on line at Martock, UK, over the past few weeks. These are prefabricated boilerhouses coupled with circular wood chip stores.
We built the circular stores in response to several growers wanting a store where nothing is left stacked in the corners, as it does with a square or rectangular store. There are two schools of thought with this, however. Although it appeals to my sense of order because of its neat appearance and frugal use of chip, I subscribe to the point of view that the chip left stacked in the corners is a handy reserve for those times when the country grinds to a halt due to snow, or some other crisis, or your machinery has an unexpected brainfart and you can’t fill the bins. Times like this you would hit the stop button on the auger, clamber into the store and pull it out of the corners — crisis averted. True, it’s a once in a blue moon thing, but for me it’s a bit more peace of mind to know that reserve is there.
It has been a few weeks since I updated the blog here. Reason being it has been a hectic few weeks, what with Christmas and the inevitable staff sicknesses that crop up this time of year.
Here is another pic of our prefab boilerhouses, complete with pod that was assembled in our workshop to cut down on time spent on site.
The next incarnation is going to be a fully assembled containerised version, which we are using for future projects farther from home. The next one will be three Eta Hack 200 biomass boilers we are fitting during March for a grower in Ross On Wye.