[Gasification] Gasification Digest, Vol 84, Issue 8

Arnt Karlsen arnt at iaksess.no
Thu Jun 14 20:34:18 CDT 2018

On Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:47:28 +0200, Björn wrote in message 

> Hello,
> this is what I want to add to the Spanner discussion, although two
> weeks ago:
> I worked for Spanner as a freelancer not long ago. We did projects
> with several Spanner gasifiers connected to a bigger engine in order
> to allow higher capacities, since the Spanner gasifiers make maximum
> 70 kWe. So I have firsthand information.
> In my opinion, the Spanner gasifier is not bad at all. They sold more
> than 750 of such units and the company still exists. Whom of you did
> better?

..my mistake was trying to do this in Norway.

> The restrictions regard the fuel wood properties are even less than I
> had expected before I worked for them, since I know about downdraft
> gasification. The need for dry wood for fixed bed downdraft
> gasification should not be new to the community, isn´t it?
> There are plenty of Spanner units in Germany that do more than 8000
> h/year. Some, but very few, even above 8400 h/year. 

..not bad, means an average 23h/day of uptime, how long have you seen
these run between maintenance etc shutdowns?

> Ask Spanner directly for reference. But, and this has to be stated as
> well, operators that achieve such performance levels are very
> dedicated to their systems 24/7.

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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