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David Capewell21/10/2019 13:25:14
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Hi all,

I work as a maintenance engineer in the rural energy sector and am interested in all things mechanical, machines, casting or anything that’s taken time and effort to build or maintain......

Phil Whitley21/10/2019 16:38:18
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Hi David, welcome to the forum, your interests match mine almost exatly, I had many happy years in electrical engineering. Enjoy!

Phil Whitley

David Capewell21/10/2019 16:52:29
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Hi Phil,

I'm no electrical engineer, I would have already retired if I was at that pay grade I run a small maintenance/ installation company specialising in a specific biomass drier. Dirty work that has me upside down replacing bearings and shafts!!

Phil Whitley21/10/2019 17:18:29
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Well I have installed a few grain dryers in my time, in the first year of my apprenticeship (1967), the company I worked for installed 24! Biomass dryer? is that for burning, pelleting or digesting? tell me more!

Neil Wyatt21/10/2019 21:52:06
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Welcome to the forum David,


David Capewell21/10/2019 22:44:14
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I say biomass driers but that’s not strictly true. Some of my customers dry waste plastic that goes for pyrolysis but 95% of the driers are used for woodchip, sawdust, paper mulch and digestate. In this country it’s linked in with the ‘renewable heat incentive’ so most driers are heated using CHP heat or woodchip boilers. I have one customer who heats his drier using a huge steam boiler. It’s about 12ft high!!

Speedy Builder522/10/2019 06:38:55
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Once or twice I have been asked to mend one of those toilet digester things and have to say that I don't understand them !!

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