WNO#: 43 Type: Indoor Gasification Wood Boilers Brand: BIOMASS Model: 60 Max BTU: 205,000 Firebox Vol: 8 cub. ft. Max Wood Length: 30 inches Water Vol: 45 gallons Weight: 1455 lb. Efficiency: 91% Country Manufactured: Europe Testing/Listing: ? Emissions: ? Data Source: Manufacturers specs. Manual: BIOMASS 60 Manual More Details:
BIOMASS Indoor Gasification Wood Boilers3
out of 5
based on 3 user reviews.
BIOMASS 60 Description:Indoor Gasification Wood Boilers - BTU: 205,000 Rating:4 Author:WoodNotOil Review:I do not own one of these boilers, but have been intrigued by what I have read about them. There are two features that are a little different about the Biomass boilers. 1. It has two draft fans. One is on the exhaust pulling the air through the heat exchange tubes which adds negative pressure making it smoke free for loading. The other is a blower located in the front of the unit near the bottom of the burn chamber. 2. It is designed to burn seasoned wood, corn cobs with kernals, 50% of coal, saw dust, wood chips (50%), or any kind of pellets. Other than the above features it seems to resemble other gasification boilers in function and installation.
BIOMASS 60 Description:Indoor Gasification Wood Boilers - BTU: 205,000 Rating:5 Author:Tennman Review:I had made up my mind to come home with the EKO 60, but when I got to New Horizon and actually saw the various units, I changed my mind. I knew that the EKO has an excellent reliability history and had read of many pleased customers, but when I saw the design improvements of the BioMass, I decided to take a chance on an emerging design. So far I am very glad I did. The upper chamber of the BioMass is designed to significantly reduce a blast of smoke upon opening the door. As a first year user, I found myself opening the door frequently to stir the wood and check the status. A draft fan is part of the design to minimize smoke coming out the upper chamber door. A small feature that I don't know what I'd do without is the window in the lower door. This huge for the new user. Not only so you can see if you have gassification but the quality of the burn process. I would not have a gassification boiler without this simple feature. The design of the lower chamber includes ribs that provide additional surface area to transfer heat from the gas to the boiler walls. The ceramic elements of the lower chamber are shaped to force the hot gases forward then back along a passage formed by the boiler wall and the ceramic. The draft fan is part of the whole system design and not an add-on in the flue. All doors have silicone gaskets which are much better at keeping smoke in the unit. Construction and welds all appear first class and I've had no leaks in the boiler. The controller is common to several european designs and is easy to program. I frequency adjust fan speed and pump on temps to match the conditions of the weather or heating needs. I have not seen in person any of the newer gassifiers, but as a Profession Engineer, I can say I have been very pleased with our BioMass. We have had typical first season challenges, but none of those issues have been related to the boiler. I am absolutely pleased with my boiler choice. Now... some of my decisions as the system designer/installer I've needed to fix, but the HEART of the system I'm pleased with. I can't emphasize enough how much I use that window in the lower chamber. That one feature would be a deal breaker for me now that I've gotten up to speed. I have no idea how other learn to operate their new systems without frequently checking the health of the burning gas. I'm certain older designs will be forced to add features that are on the BioMass today. I'm VERY happy I took that chance on a newer design.
BIOMASS 60 Description:Indoor Gasification Wood Boilers - BTU: 205,000 Rating:0 Author:john Review:purchased biomass 60 for our repair shop. absolute failure. totally inefficient, terrible performance, virtually impossible to operate without choking to death with smoke backdraft, eats wood like It is going out of style, unable to keep it burning without constant attention, the 500 gallon water storage tank a total waste, no matter what size wood we use it goes out repeatedly, requires constant attention to keep it going, won't even hold a fire for 6-8 hours if you can get it to burn at all, components fall apart within 1/2 of a season, a total waste of money, worst investment we have ever made, do not buy, would never buy another, do not recommend!!!!