Biomass power stations produce electricity by incinerating biological material such as wood chips, chicken manure, straw, residues and other types of organic matter. They work similarly to all other power stations, combusting this material and producing heat which produces steam to drive turbine generators to produce electricity.
Waste materials are produced as a consequence of this process and this material needs to be removed in order to maintain optimum plant performance. Using Online Cleaning’s methods, biomass plants are able to stay online and remain operational while cleaning taking place.
The different fuels used in biomass impacts the rate and type of fouling in various different ways.
The density of the fouling can vary depending on the fuel, even down to the influence of the weather as a very hot summer could result in different chemicals being absorbed through the plant causing changes in the ash and fouling rates.
Virgin wood burns very cleanly when compared with waste wood where plants will encounter similar problems to those found in EfW plants.
In some cases, ash formations can be particularly dense – similar to metal, but to this date we have not encountered anything that, with the right access, we cannot clean or clear.
AREAS WHICH BENEFIT FROM ONLINE CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDE: