Wood pellet, water content
Wood pelletWood pellet is densified biofuel made from pulverised woody biomass with or without additives usually with a cylindrical form, random length and typically 5 to 40 mm, with broken ends.
Standardized firewoodThe EN 14961-2 norm "Solid biofuels - Fuel specifications and classes - Part 2: Wood pellets for non-industrial use" determines the fuel quality classes and specifications of wood pellets for non industrial use.
Wood pellets are produced from the following raw materials:
- forest, plantation and other virgin wood;
- by-products and residues from wood processing industry;
- used wood. Provided used woods do not contain heavy metals or halogenated organic compounds as a result of treatment with wood preservative or coating.
Are not included in the scope of the norm EN 14961-2
- Demolition wood, defined as "used wood arising from demolition of buildings or civil engineering installations" (FprEN 14588:2010,4.52).
- Torrefied pellets. Torrefaction is a mild pre-treatment of biomass at a temperature between 200-300 °C.
Wood pellet water content determined with the oven drying method according to the norm EN 14774, is to be equal or inferior to 10% on their wet mass on receipt.
This biomass moisture meter allows to measure water content and temperature of wood chips, barks, plant pellets, wood shavings, sawdust, miscanthus or corn cob.
This pellets moisture meter measures moisture content in plant pellets as well as their temperature.
"To check the water content of pellets"