Fuels and Combustion
ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.10

Meetings Information

Monday, January 25, 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
SEMINAR 28 (BASIC)
Introduction to Biomass Heating and Hydronics for Young Engineers
Track: Modern Residential Systems
Sponsor: 06.01 Hydronic and Steam Equipment and Systems, 06.10 Fuels and Combustion
Chair: Benjamin Bell-Walker, Affiliate, Biomass Thermal Energy Council, Washington, DC

In recent years, the fastest-growing fuel source for residential heating has been biomass, especially wood systems. However, many system designers and specifiers are unfamiliar with biomass heating technologies and are often unable to provide guidance for someone pursuing biomass hydronic heating.

This workshop is intended to introduce young engineers to specific challenges and design considerations in the use of biomass as heat source for hydronic systems. The first part of the workshop provides an overview of common biomass feedstocks. The second part discusses system design issues such as thermal storage, boiler sizing and fuel storage.

1. Biomass Feedstocks: Properties and Principles
Bede Wellford, Member, Viessmann Manufacturing Company (U.S.), Inc., Warwick, RI

2. Biomass Hydronic System Design Considerations
John Karakash, Member, Resource Professionals Group, Harford, PA

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