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order to calculate amps, you need a simple formula. You also need to know the motor size in horsepower and the operating voltage.
pellet mill runs at 220V
Using the above formula you can calculate amps as
2237W/220V= 10.168 Amps
7.5hp pellet mill runs at 220V
5592.7W/220V= 25.421 Amps
Our 10hp pellet mill runs at 220V
7456.9W/220V= 33.895 amps
What are BTU's on Various Materials?
According to Wikipedia
A BTU or British Thermal Unit is used to describe the heat value(energy content) of fuels.
Below is a link to a site from the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute with a chart
of the BTUs produced by different biomass. You can compare and see which materials produce a hotter burning pellet.
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What is Lignin?
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lignin (sometimes "lignen")
is a complex chemical compound most commonly derived from wood and an integral part of the cell walls of plants. The term was introduced in 1819 by de Candolle and is derived from the Latin word lignum, meaning wood. It is one of the most abundant organic polymers on Earth, superseded only by cellulose, employing 30% of non-fossil organic carbon and constituting from a quarter to a third of the dry mass of wood. The compound has several unusual properties as a biopolymer, not least its heterogeneity in lacking
a defined primary structure.
From The Lignin Institute (Who knew there was a Lignin Institute?) www.lignin.orgLignins are derived from an abundant and renewable resource: trees, plants,
and agricultural crops. Lignins are nontoxic and extremely versatile in performance, qualities that have made them increasingly
important in many industrial applications.
AND THE REASON IT'S IMPORTANT
Also from Lignin Institute:
are a very effective and economical adhesive, acting as a binding agent or "glue" in pellets or compressed materials.
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What is 3Phase Power
In a three-phase system,
three circuit conductors carry three alternating currents (of the same frequency) which reach their instantaneous peak values
at different times. Taking one conductor as the reference, the other two currents are delayed in time by one-third and two-thirds
of one cycle of the electrical current. This delay between "phases" has the effect of giving constant power transfer
over each cycle of the current, and also makes it possible to produce a rotating magnetic field in an electric motor.