Wood Gasification Boilers
Looking for a higher-efficiency boiler with renewable fuel? Learn about the indoor wood gasification boilers and how you can benefit from this system.
What Is a Wood Gasification Boiler?
A wood gasification boiler is a heating boiler with a unique combustion design often called downdraft or two-stage combustion. It uses a controlled amount of oxygen injected into the firebox in two distinct zones to burn wood efficiently. Unlike traditional wood boilers, gasification boilers are designed to burn smoke, resulting in more complete combustion. In a traditional combustion system, wood smoke often escapes to the air or condenses in the chimney, which can cause dangerous chimney fires.
How Does a Wood Gasification Boiler Work?
Wood gasification boilers burn wood in a primary firebox. The resulting smoke from the fire is pulled downward by a fan through a narrow chamber, which is strategically injected with hot air. The smoke ignites. The fireball is then swirled in a high-temperature chamber to ensure complete burn-out of all available fuel. The super-heated gasses from this secondary burn chamber then travel through specially designed tubes that are surrounded by water. Heat is transferred from the gasses to the water. The hot water is then moved through the heating system to provide building warmth.
Why Choose a Wood Gasification Boiler?
Wood gasification boilers are an excellent option because they use a renewable resource and offer higher efficiency than basic combustion designs. Wood gasification will burn the wood without increasing the carbon in the atmosphere. Wood-burning gasification boilers use less wood to produce more heat. Less creosote is produced, so chimneys remain clean. Our wood boilers are highly controllable and won't create a need to open windows in wintertime like old-fashioned designs. Because wood gasification boilers will use less wood, they will reduce wood handling while at the same time reducing emissions.
If you're looking for a fuel source that's always available and environmentally friendly, a biomass wood gasification boiler is ideal for you.
What to Consider When Purchasing a Wood Gasification Boiler
Before you buy your wood gasification boiler, there are several factors to assess. Bear the following in mind:
- Budget: Buying your first wood gasification boiler is a significant upfront investment. Make sure you buy a boiler that will last. Boiler life will be based as much on initial design as the availability of spare parts and expert service. Choose a company like Tarm Biomass, which has been in the wood boiler business since 1995. Keep in mind that you'll likely save on your energy bill over time.
- Location: There are many different wood gasification systems that vary in size. While most wood gasification boilers are located in basements and utility rooms, installation in outbuildings is also possible. It is also possible for one boiler to heat multiple buildings.
- Maintenance: Wood gasification boilers offer far cleaner combustion than standard wood boilers. Cleaning and other maintenance can be dramatically reduced due to minimal production of messy and dangerous creosote. External heat exchange cleaning is important maintenance reducing feature on Froling wood gasification boilers.
At Tarm Biomass, we carry wood boilers with advanced features like external heat exchange tube cleaning and lighting doors. Check out the Fröling S3 Turbo gasification boiler and its beneficial features.