3i Gasification System – An Overview
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The 3i Gasification System is a biomass conversion unit and, when combined with other ancillary components, becomes a biomass conversion system. The output of the system may be used as fuel for an engine, furnace, boiler, turbine or any combination of those or of other numerous applications. At that point, the biomass conversion system and all of the components may be properly referred to as a power plant; A 3i Clean Energy Power Plant!
The components of the 3i Gasification System:
- Airtight Feedstock Delivery System
- 3i Gasification System Conversion Unit
- Gas Cleaner/Cooler Module
- Gas Polisher
- 3i Gasification System Manager
Airtight Feedstock Delivery System
The feedstock delivery system is airtight and may be a drag chain or auger. It is programmed to continually deliver the designated feedstock to the conversion unit at a predetermined rate of flow. The system manager stores data for various feedstock varieties, received from the customer and is able to adjust the speed of delivery automatically. Though fully automated, the delivery system may be placed in a manual mode of operation at any time.
3i Gasification System Conversion Unit
The 3i Gasification System Conversion Unit, a biomass conversion sub-system of an 3i Clean Energy System, is simplicity itself! It has no moving parts and, through a carefully managed air flow, is easily capable of reaching operating temperatures of 1,200°C to 1,250°C within a few minutes, producing a clean, dry, high-octane gas, ready for any application.
The level of efficiency of the 3i Gasification System Conversion Unit and its conversion process may be found in the ash quantity. The industry standard for ash content hovers around two percent; some manufacturers are quite proud to produce one percent of ash.
The 3i Gasification System Conversion Unit consistently produces one quarter to 0.25% to 0.50% ash by volume of consumed fuel feedstock. That results in an ash content of five kilograms or less per metric ton of fuel feedstock consumption.
For all that it is capable of producing, the 3i Gasification System Conversion Unit is quite small. As an example, a one megawatt (1 MWe) Unit has a footprint of about one-meter square.
The level of efficiency can also be measured in the fuel feedstock ratio of conversion to gas. As an example, a fuel feedstock weighing between one and one and a half kilograms will produce an amount of gas sufficient to generate at least one kilowatt of electricity, depending upon the type and quality of your feedstock.
Gas Cleaner/Cooler Module
This module employs scientific principles to clean and cool the hot gas to a predetermined temperature acceptable to the engine manufacturer’s specifications, thus guaranteeing the highest performance and efficiency of the designated engine alternator(s). Without any moving parts, the gas, as it is cooled, passes through specially engineered chambers that, utilizing the speed of the gas flow, clean the gas to a “polished” state.
3i Gasification System Manager
The 3i Gasification System Manager provides system automation for the power plant. The Manager enables one to monitor every phase of the gasification process and the entire power plant from the control booth, a cellular phone or the internet.
At any time, a single component or the entire system can be overridden and operated manually. The system is equipped with onboard gauges and a vast sensor array, facilitating either mode of operation.