Biomass Installation, Maintenance and servicing Cornwall

We offer a technically simple and cost-effective means to heat buildings, whilst realising savings in carbon emissions. We assist our customers with RHI related issues and help to ensure that the systems optimise the subsidies from Ofgem.

SPS offer a versatile and robust range of biomass heat boilers to cater for a variety of requirements from country estates to commercial, public sector buildings and industrial applications. Ideal for the production of carbon-neutral energy using biomass wood pellets. Our HETAS qualified technicians install and maintain the systems

Biomass Services Cornwall & South West UK

Biomass boilers require bespoke maintenance to ensure optimum performance and reliability, especially of the solid fuel handling components. We can create and deliver detailed maintenance regimes to enhance longevity and long-term performance.

Biomass boilers require little maintenance, but more than that of their gas and oil counterparts. There are a few things that must be done periodically in order to maximise the efficiency and life span of the installation:

  • Boilers should be cleaned regularly (ideally weekly) in order to keep them free of ash, though some more expensive systems are self-cleaning. Non-self-cleaning boilers will need to be shut down while cleaning takes place. The burner should ideally be checked daily and any ash and residue cleaned and removed.
  • When undertaking any internal inspection please ensure the boiler is switched off at the mains and has cooled sufficiently to allow safe access. Also, be aware of sprung components and clean with caution.
  • Inspection of the feed system will have to be undertaken weekly to check and oil any barings and agitate any pellets or wood chips away from parts of the feed system that could be prone to blockage or unwanted build-up and compression
  • The heat exchanger and flue will also need to be cleaned in order to prevent blockages caused by soot and any other debris.
  • Stoves will require de-ashing after every operation but to enable the optimum efficiency of the appliance you must leave a bed of embers on which you lay the next fire.
  • Log boilers (if not automatic de-ashing) will require the same daily clean and will also require a bed of ashes left for the next burn, be careful to check all air vents during this process and clean the fan thoroughly once every quarter or in line with manufacturers recommendations.
  • It is recommended that all biomass boilers be checked annually by a qualified technician. The technician will:
  • Undertake a full internal clean and inspection
  • Replace all worn components (grates etc.)
  • Lubricate any applicable moving components
  • For appliances that automatically clean the flue, a small compressor is installed with jets of air that are sent through the flue blowing the soot from the boiler. This method is more costly but increases maintenance intervals dramatically.

A well-installed and maintained biomass boiler should last for well over 20 years.

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