Evil wood chippers!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Slow1, Oct 6, 2009.

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  1. LLigetfa

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    Ja, sure is. We can burn up to three of those B-train loads in an hour.

    There was a time they would set aside as firewood some of the stuff the mills didn't want and just burn the tops in the bush. Now it's easier for them to grind it all up and sell it to the mill than separate the firewood.
     
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    Whats it used for?
     
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    Ok, the truck funnel pic is impressive. Never seen anything like that.
     
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    The biomass is burned to make steam. The steam generates electricity and the left over "wet" steam is used in the making of pulp and paper. We built the biomass plant and shut down our natural gas cogen plant after gas prices went crazy. We also have three hydro-electric dams to supply the mill and town.
     
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    Thats called a "Tipper" set up down this way. Sadly, the only tipper trailers running down here are full of garbage, literally.
    Same set up, but the tipper trailers here are basically stationary dump trailers. No pivots and no cylinder.
     
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    We call them truck dumpers and we have two of them. One is for quality wood chips that are cooked into pulp and the other, for the lower grade biomass for burning.
     
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