Temperature Stacking in Thermal Storage for Biomass Heating Systems

Online

Length: 1 module

Instructor: John Siegenthaler

Subjects: Renewable HVAC: Biomass, Renewable HVAC: Hydronic Heating

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Description

This free lecture describes a unique method of managing the operation of biomass-fueled, as well as auxiliary, boilers for optimum system performance. It begins with an explanation of why thermal storage is critically important in many systems using biomass boilers. It goes on to describe how temperature stacking is accomplished using multiple temperature sensors mounted in different vertical locations within a thermal storage tank and off-the-shelf controllers. It explains how to use the temperature stacking technique in systems using multiple biomass boilers as well as systems that combine a biomass boiler with an auxiliary boiler.

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Instructor

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John Siegenthaler

Principal, Appropriate Designs

John Siegenthaler, P.E., is a mechanical engineer and graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a licensed professional engineer, and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Technology at Mohawk Valley Community College. “Siggy” has over 32 years of experience in designing modern hydronic heating systems. He is a hall-of-fame member of the Radiant Professionals Alliance...[more]

Course Outline

Temperature Stacking in Thermal Storage for Biomass Heating Systems

In this one-hour lecture, Joseph Seymour gives a brief introduction to the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and John Siegenthaler gives a detailed explanation of temperature stacking in thermal storage for biomass heating systems.

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