Cleaning Of Buffer Vessels
While buffer vessels help biomass heating systems to operate more efficiently, the flow through the system is very low and thus debris falls to the bottom of the vessel, quickly turning into slurry. This needs removing regularly in order to maintain the efficacy of the heating system. We can clean buffer vessels by removing the mud lid and power washing the inside of the tank to remove the build up and restore the system to its full function, ensuring that heating levels are maintained at an optimal level. We also add the right amount of inhibitor in order to slow down the formation of debris and lengthen the time between maintenance treatments.
What Are Buffer Vessels?
Buffer vessels are essentially holding units, or large insulated water tanks which look similar to immersion heat tanks but which work in a completely different way. They can be various sizes depending on the system’s requirements (usually holding between 1000 and 5000 litres) and are, in essence, a thermal store, acting as a capacitor or battery for a biomass heating system, allowing for a burst of energy to be released when the boiler is warming up. Their overall function is to balance the heating system.