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100-kWe Woodchip-Fueled ORC Plant

This plant uses as fuel wood chips derived from virgin (i.e. untreated) waste wood from a sawmill. The ORC module and its control panels are hosted under a large lean-to (about 15 x 15 meters) which also hosts the main boiler serving the ORC and the chipping machine, as well as a small accessory boiler not connected to the ORC module. Fuel – scraps of wood and bark shredded into chips by a chipper machine – s instead hosted in a closed metal container about 15m long and 2.6m high located in the open beside the lean-to

The ORC module used here is a ZE-100-LT that has been slightly customized by modifying the control panel setup at the customer’s request, and produces – in nominal conditions – 100 kW electric power when fed 850 kW of thermal power through the customary overheated (160°C) water loop used by all LT-Series modules. You can view and download the datasheet for that system by clicking here .

Cooling for the condensation stage is supplied by an evaporative cooling tower placed outside the lean-to.

100-kWe Woodchip-Fueled ORC Plant

ORC Module
Customized ZE-100-LT
Application
Power generation from biomass
Thermal power input
850 kWT
Electric power output
100 kWE (150kWE nominal)
Hot Side
Boiler fueled by wood chips (sawmill residues)
Cold Side
Evaporative Cooling Tower