As you know, a lot of research into fossil fuel alternatives is being undertaken these years. One of these alternatives is gasification plants, which DTU has been experimenting with for a number of years. In short, a gasification plant is a way of converting biomass into tar-free combustible gas. Eg. For example, when connecting a gas engine to the plant, in combination with an electric generator, a small cogeneration plant with low environmental impact can be created. The plant works by supplying biomass to a pyrolysis reactor, which then heats without oxygen, resulting in conversion to tar-containing gas and coke. The coke is directed to the gasification reactor, where it is converted to gas, by limited addition of air. The tar-containing gas is fed to an oxygen chamber where the majority of the tar substances are broken down by the addition of oxygen. Then the gas and the remaining tar residues are fed to the gasification reactor, where the tar content is further reduced, by mixing gas and the coke fraction. The remaining tar disappears as the gas is led up through the hover.
This is where Danova enters the picture, as we have supplied our standpipe solution D-REX TLM for the experiment. It is essential that the level of the gasification chamber is closely monitored as it must be able to be controlled very precisely. It can only be done with radar. However, no measuring equipment can withstand the approx. 500-600 degrees of heat it is exposed to. However, by mounting the radar on the self-cooling D-REX TLM, the temperature is lowered to about 40 degrees at the radar’s location, ensuring a continuous trouble-free measurement of the level. Read more about the standpipe here: D-REX TLM We, as a company, are happy to help on a successful project, and not least, to be able to make our contribution to the green transition.