Pellet Heating Systems: Mature Technology
Today, pellet heating systems are well established and based on mature technology. There are pellet heating systems for every output range – be it pellet stove, pellet boiler, small-scale private heating system, commercial heating station or municipal heating plant. The systems from leading manufacturers have been tried and tested.
A Worthwhile Investment
A pellet heating system pays for itself very quickly! Depending on the current prices for heating oil, you can save over 1,000 euros per year when compared to oil heating.
Pellet Boilers for Small-scale Heating Systems
Pellet boilers for small-scale heating systems with an output of approx. 10 to 50 kW operate fully automatically and provide central heating and hot water for single- and multi-family houses. A pellet boiler is installed in the cellar or a boiler room. Boilers have a built-in storage container, or “day hopper”, which is automatically fed with wood pellets from a storage room or silo via auger or vacuum system. A small auger transports the pellets from the day hopper (buffer) to the actual combustion chamber.
Pellet stoves are available in a wide range of designs, applying various technical concepts. Space heaters radiate pleasant warmth in individual rooms. Pellet stoves with back boilers have a heat exchanger for the hot water system. They can even be used as the sole central heating system in a low-energy house. All stoves are fully automatic. A small auger delivers pellets from the rear hopper to the combustion chamber. Using a vacuum feed system, the hopper is filled automatically from the pellet fuel store, which can be located up to 20 metres from the pellet stove.
Heating Systems with Higher Output
In the higher output range, heating stations or smaller biomass combustion plants can also be fired with wood pellets. The output is between 50 and 1,000 kW. Therefore, entire residential complexes or commercial units can be powered by wood pellets.
On-time Delivery, Clean Filling Process
Your FireStixx supplier is responsible for the reliable and dust-free filling of your storage area with bulk pellets. The filling process is as easy and straightforward as that of heating oil.
Whether it’s your first delivery or a reorder, your FireStixx partner will provide competent support and reliable delivery. A weighing system is used for weighing the delivered pellets to the exact kilogram. All data are recorded in the transport log. This is how your FireStixx partner guarantees a consistently high level of quality – from careful transport to the low-dust filling of the storage area.
You also have the option of having your pellets treated with pelprotec®.
95% Less Dust When Filling Storage Area
With Firestixx Premium Pellets, you won’t have to deal with dust when refuelling.
- Prior to delivery, any remaining dust and fine particles are thoroughly sieved off.
- Before the first pellets are blown in, the driver hooks up an exhaust ventilator. This system establishes a slight vacuum in the storage area during the entire filling process.
- With the special pelprotec® finishing process, 95% less dust is produced when the pellets are being blown into the storage space (compared to other DIN pellets), guaranteeing problem-free heating.
All data are recorded in a transport log, which is kept until the delivered goods reach the customer. This is how your FireStixx partner guarantees a consistently high level of quality – from careful transport to the low-dust filling of the storage area.
Reliable Supply Any Time of Year
Fill your storage area in the summer! This is when there is the greatest availability of pellets; the production of wood pellets is in full swing because sawdust – the raw material for pellet manufacturing – is available in large quantities. FireStixx guarantees you a reliable supply – all year round.
Convenient and Practical: FireStixx Also Available in Bags
FireStixx Premium Pellets are available in bags of various sizes for use with pellet stoves. For purchases of at least one full pallet of bagged pellets, FireStixx offers delivery to your address anywhere in Europe for a standard flat rate. Smaller quantities can be purchased at select retailers.
Be sure to observe the following instructions and tips for proper pellet storage:
Storage rooms and silos must be ventilated! For most storage situations in standard home storage units, the use of special ventilation caps on the filling and extraction nozzles is sufficient.
Be sure to keep all doors to the pellet storage area locked at all times! Keep children and other unauthorised persons away from the pellet storage area!
Pellet storage rooms should only be entered for cleaning and maintenance work. The pellet boiler must be switched off. Before entering, the storage area must be aerated thoroughly for at least 15 minutes! When a person is working in a filled storage room or silo, a second person must always be present outside of the room/silo for safety reasons!
4. Fire and Naked Flames
Smoking and the use of open flames and other sources of ignition are strictly prohibited in rooms in which pellets are stored!
5. Large Storage Rooms
For storage rooms with a capacity of more than 10 tonnes, special safety regulations apply. Rooms of this size should only be entered by trained professionals.
6. Storage Room Design
The problem-free operation of your heating system will depend not only on pellet quality but also on the design of the storage room.
7. Extra Tip: Alternatives to Storage Rooms
If you do not have a separate storage room available, you can store your wood pellets in a factory-made container. A fabric silo or storage tank can be used for storing pellets indoors, or an underground tank can be installed for outdoor storage.