Sustainable heating systems for the wood industry

20th May 2019
Source: Viessmann
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Sustainable heating systems for the wood industry

At Ligna 2019, digital solutions and service concepts for efficient plant operation will be presented by Viessmann, for industry, commerce and local authorities at Ligna 2019 from 27th to 31st May in Hannover. Alongside service, the main focus is on new digital solutions for optimum plant operation and cutting-edge engineering. The Industrial Systems Division of the Viessmann Group will be exhibiting in Hall 26, Stand G 27.

The Viessmann stand will showcase highly efficient and sustainable solutions such as the Vitoflex 300-FSB for heating outputs from 180 to 2,600kW. This fully automatic wood boiler with flat moving grate combustion is impressive with its low on-site power consumption and high efficiency of up to 92%.

The entire boiler plant is fully insulated for minimal radiation losses. Various wood fuels can be used interchangeably for combustion, ranging from residual forestry and sawmill wood, woodchips, wood shavings and sawdust to chipboard, MDF and pellets.

In the timber industry, efficiency and cost pressure are decisive factors; nobody can afford long downtimes. This is why Viessmann has developed new digital products and visualisation systems to provide operators with the best possible support for all aspects of plant operation, for consistently safe processes in wood combustion plants.

The digital solutions range from HFA Alarm, the simple email alert that sends fault and alarm messages, through to complex evaluations and forecasting tools such as HFA VISU.

The digital, cloud-based products for Viessmann wood combustion systems are tailored to the different needs of various plant operators. HFA VISU small for smaller plants offers a simple display of the most important plant parameters. With this tool, four preset trends such as flow and return temperature, flame temperature, fuel quantity and air quantity can be specifically monitored.

For larger plants, the HFA VISU large comes into play, a visualisation tool that's in a league of its own. Based on the data collected, the HFA VISU large can produce 2D or 3D views, evaluations and forecasts to optimise heating operation and therefore minimise downtimes.

The engineering of plants for commercial and industrial energy supply using biomass presents a complex challenge. An innovative process from Viessmann Industrial Boiler Solutions now ensures optimised project management for industrial, biomass and waste heat boiler systems.

The space available is precisely recorded by means of a 3D scan and Viessmann specialists produce a digital layout plan for the boiler systems in the existing building. As a result, a ‘digital duplicate’ of the entire future plant is created at an early stage, following the BIM (Building Information Modelling) approach.

This procedure enables a digital simulation showing how the plant project will unfold, from manufacture through to installation. It aims to ensure greater efficiency and reliability in the engineering of individual boiler plants in the context of complex, interdepartmental project management.

The 3D scan technology is also used for as-built documentation of the scope of delivery and adjacent plant components. This innovative process from Viessmann Industrial Boiler Solutions saves time and money in investment projects and at the same time reduces the risk of errors to a minimum.

The new Vitoligno 300-H biomass boiler for automatic charging with pellets and woodchips will also be on display at the Viessmann stand as another example of the highest efficiency yet. A new feature of the Vitoligno 300-H is the vertical arrangement of the heat exchanger. It means that only a small amount of ash is deposited, which permits longer intervals between cleaning.

This convenient and compact heating centre offers a rated heating output of 135 and 150/160 kW and features selling points such as easy handling, automatic ignition and fully automatic ash removal from the grate and heat exchanger. Thanks to staged combustion, the Vitoligno 300-H also has low fuel consumption and high efficiency of up to 94.6%.

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