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This article explains in detail how the efficiencies of wood stoves are calculated using the higher heating value or lower heating value of the fuel. In case of condensing wood stoves, the higher heating value must be used.
The US uses higher heating value, HHV, as the basis for calculating efficiency, Europe uses lower heating value, LHV.
This leads to European stoves having calculated efficiencies greater than US stoves, which deceives lay people in the US,…Continue
Posted on December 9, 2019 at 10:00am
Dartmouth College was planning to replace the existing oil-fired central steam heating plant with a tree-burning hot water heating plant.
Dartmouth College held several public meetings during which there were numerous objections from nearby residents regarding the up to 16 eighteen-wheelers per day delivering wood chips, and regarding the harmful air pollution of the plant.
Dartmouth College present and former environmental professors also were opposed to the wood-burning…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2019 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments
PROTECTING BOILERS AGAINST FLUE GAS CONDENSATION
NON-CONDENSING BOILERS USING PROPANE OR NATURAL GAS
If the thermostats in the buildings connected to a boiler are set so the buildings can use the entire hot water output of a…Continue
Posted on November 5, 2019 at 10:00am