Biomass Boilers

Hurst Boiler is a leader in the development of boiler technology and energy management projects through sustainable solutions for renewable energy and energy efficiency by biomass. HURST Biomass and Combustion Based Boiler Systems will strengthen your bottom line by reducing, or even eliminating your energy and disposal costs altogether, through the combustion of renewable fuel sources, also known as Biomass.

Consider trading fossil fuels for agricultural biomass, wood, bark, agave fiber, rice husk, chicken manure, sugar cane bagasse, king grass, RDF, construction debris, nuts, shells, husks, paper, card/board products, hog fuel, sawdust, shavings, and/or sludge. Alternative Fuel Solutions and Hurst packaged projects can help you reduce carbon, reduce emissions, and reduce both operating and fuel costs.

As the overall market sets on the path of environmental sustainability and energy costs continue to increase, industry leaders will be hard pressed to find economically viable solutions to stay ahead of the curve. Profiting from the implementation of energy efficient and sustainable technology will be necessary to maintain a competitive advantage. Hurst Biomass Boiler Systems provide successful strategies and technology which can reduce the operational costs of current facilities and provide an ROI from installation in new construction.

Energy Management

  • Creating an overall strategy for applying cost effective renewable energy technologies
  • Reduction of risk and expenditures on energy in your operations
  • Ensuring the reliability of your energy infrastructure as new equipment is implemented
  • Maximising the benefits of renewable energy credits, offsetting, and government programs

Elimination of Biomass Emissions

The combustion of biomass material produces emissions that can prove to be undesirable. Maintenance is typically also an issue with regular tube-cleaning and ash removal. HURST has virtually eliminated those potential undesirables through engineering, and a proven system.

Hurst Boiler & Welding Co., Inc manufactures its biomass boiler systems with an extended burn chamber, increasing dwell time for the combustion of any unwanted particulates and emissions before they can exit the system, making the process much cleaner, which reduces maintenance time and costs.

Through the effective use of combustion air, a HURST system can burn material with 0-50% moisture content. In fact, the Primary Combustion Zone reaches temperatures as high as 1010°C.

Automated Ash Removal

This system removes the ash from the unit automatically into self-contained ash bins, allowing for continual operation; thus, eliminating costly downtime and unnecessary labour and operational costs. In addition, its hands-free operation, makes the system much safer.


Cast Refractory Ceramic Lining

HURST Biomass Boiler Systems are equipped with high temperature cast refractory ceramic lining for longer life. This cast refractory/ceramic lining was designed to be completely modular, which makes for easy repair and replacement.


PLC Controls

The HURST PLC Control System is one of the most advanced systems available for biomass combustion in today’s market. The Control Panel is fully automated and continually monitored via a Programmable Logic Controller. The air flows and fuel feed rates are constantly and automatically adjusted by way of variable frequency drives to ensure a hot water or warm air temperature that is maintained within 3 to 5 degrees of the desired set point. Fuel feed motors, combustion fans, and the induced draft fan all run on variable frequency drives to ensure the proper mix of combustion air to fuel. The unit adjusts itself automatically according to load demand.

Types of Fuel

  • Agricultural Biomass
  • Agave Fiber
  • Back-up: Gas and/or Oil
  • Bark
  • Chipped Mill Waste
  • Chicken Manure
  • Construction Debris – C&I
  • Cereal Hulls
  • Hog Fuel / Forestry Products
  • Paper
  • Planer Shavings
  • RDF – Typical UK waste transfer / waste operation
  • Sander Dust
  • Sawdust
  • Shavings
  • Sludge
  • SRF
  • Sugar Cane Bagasse

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