Wood Gasification Boilers: Circulation, Power Interruption & Pump Acceleration

On the Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems Discussion Board…
Why we don’t use the UPS to drive the main circulator to continue operations in case of power interruption? What determines when wood gasification boilers begin to circulate? Do variable speed pumps allow us to control the rate at which the pump accelerates? John Siegenthaler investigates…

Student 1:
If we use a […]

Floor Joist Heating Issues: Siegenthaler Suggests…

On the Hydronic Based Biomass Heating Systems Discussion Board, John Siegenthaler answers student questions…
How do you deal with cold floors over unheated or outdoor spaces? If radiant heat (typically used for walls/ceilings) for joisted floors is properly designed and installed, can it be efficient, effective and comfortable?

Student 1: I would like you to elaborate on the floor joist heating.

I […]

2-Pipe Versus 4-Pipe Buffer Tank Configurations

In the following article, HeatSpring instructor John Siegenthaler discusses 2-Pipe Verses 4-Pipe Buffer Tank Configurations.
Read on to learn more about…

The importance of a properly sized buffer tank for both wood gasification boilers and boilers fueled by pellets/wood chips
The primary differences between 2-pipe and 4-pipe buffer tank configurations
How water temperature effects the buffer tank
Determining which configuration(s) will work […]