[Gasification] 15kW gasifier generator installed for maize milling

Tom Miles tmiles at trmiles.com
Wed Oct 2 09:24:47 CDT 2013


Nice project and video. Can you post picture of the fuel, fuel preparation,
sizing and drying and feeding?


Tom Miles

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From: Gasification [mailto:gasification-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] On
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Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 3:00 AM
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Subject: [Gasification] 15kW gasifier generator installed for maize milling

Hi everybody,

I am back on the gasifier list from a long sabbatical. But, I have not been
idle! My colleague and I recently installed a wood fired gasifier running a
15kW alternator driving a 7.5kW maize mill in northern Mozambique. Here is a
Facebook link for the photos and a short 15 second movie showing the plant
running and milling maize:

Some of the interesting points:
-> Gasifier: Trillion TG30 imported from Indonesia Gas cleaning: 
-> irrigated balls located in the annulus around the gasifier
main shell; cyclone for droplet removal; chemically activated sawdust tar
filter; sawdust safety filter and an Isuzu truck air filter as a final gas
-> Cooling tower: Cooling is done with a tray type cooling tower with
cooling water circulated by 12V bilge pumps
-> Motor: 4.1 litre Chev 6 cylinder
-> Alternator: 380V ST synchronous alternator with AVR Uses LPG gas to 
-> start the motor allowing the motor to draw the gas
through the system. Once operating smoothly and gasfier glowing adequately,
the LPG is slowly shut off while the air/fuel ratio is adjusted for the
lower BTU syngas. This start up method works very well - takes about 5
minutes to switch over from LPG to syngas

I have a lot of experience and clearly a lot more technical specs if anyone
is interested. Post your queries and I will answer them so that we all learn
from our experience.

Rex Zietsman

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