MGT Power is developing a wood chip / hog fuel unloading facility as part of a large power project. The project will use 5 million cubic meters per annum of wood chip, or approximately 30,000 m3 per 24 hour working day.
We are trying to identify companies which have experience with the design of wood chip drying facilities or the supply of equipment for these type of facilities which utilize WASTE HEAT from the power plant, either in the form of low grade steam or exhaust flue gas.
The fuel will have a broad range of particle size, up to 50mm chip size, and moisture content from 20% to 60%.
I would like to introduce Aeroglide corporation. see www.aeroglide.com We are manufacturers of industrial rotary and conveyor driers widely used for drying wood waste, sawdust and chips for COGEN and bio-ethanol applications. From the UK and Europe please contact Doug Harvey - Market Manager for Aeroglide Europe on +441780767007 or email@example.com
Most wood chips dryer are rotary dryers. I was thinking about how to design high efficient wood chip dryer:
1, to crush it to less than 5mm, so it can be dried with superheated steam fluid bed dryer, which is high efficient in energy consumption. But I did not find out suitable wet wood chips crusher. Anybody knows wood crusher for my application? If we could find out suitable crusher, we can dry it with multi-effects superheated steam fluid bed dryer, which only needs 1/2 or 1/3, or even less energy comparing to hot air drying system. This is very important for thermal power plants.
2, to adopt tower dryer, same as suggested by Mr Gee, if it can move from top to bottom by gravity. This is lower in capital investment by modifying its design from grain tower dryer. My concern is if it is possible to move from top to bottom by gravity.