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A-Maize-Ing Heat Corn Burning Boilers

Highlighted Features

Storage Bin - Fourteen bushel capacity for up to 10-day operation on a single load.

Boiler - ASME approved tube type steel boiler with a wet leg water jacket surrounding the burner chamber in water.

Furnace Auger - Supplies fuel to the fire pot.

Combustion Chamber - Induced air flow generates maximum efficiency. Burn 99% complete, leaving about one pound of residue from 100 pounds of corn.

Ash Pan - For easy removal of ashes.

Specifications (Model BM991)

Dimensions - Boiler  
  Height ......... 61"  
  Diameter ... 22"  
Dimensions - Bin  
  Height ........ 48"  
  Width ......... 36"  
  Depth ........ 52"  
Weight - Boiler 510 lbs
Weight - Bin 50 lbs
Flue Pipe 6" diameter
Fire Pot Cast Iron
Bin Capacity 14 bushels
Combustion Blower 60 CFM
BTU's 100,000
Clearance to Combustibles 18" from flue connection
  • Thermostat Controlled
  • UL Listed
  • Wood Pellet Model also available.

Cost Analysis

All heat output is measured in terms of BTU's. One BTU is the amount of heat needed to raise one pound of water one degree. Available heat per unit in alternative sources of fuel:

 
BTU Value Per Unit
Units Required to Produce 18,000,000 BTU's
Current Fuel Price Per Unit
Total Cost to Produce 18,000,000 BTU's
Dry Shelled Corn 9,000 / lb 2,000 pounds
(56 lbs per bushel = 36 bushels)
$4.00 per bushel
$143.00
Electricity 3,412 / KWH 5,275 KWH $0.08 per KWH
$422.00
Fuel Oil 140,000 / gal 129 gallons $2.70 per gallon
$348.00
L.P. Gas 91,000 / gal 198 gallons $1.46 per gallon
$289.00
Wood (Oak) 26,300,000 .7 cord (full) $115.00 per cord
$80.00
Coal 13,000 / lb 1,384 pounds (.7 tons) $140.00 per ton
$98.00
  • The above chart can be easily adapted to any price fluctuations by supplementing the applicable price in column 3 (Current Fuel Price Per Unit).
  • The BTU content of shelled corn will vary between 8,000 to 10,000 BTU's per pound. Use corn at 14-15% moisture content for peak efficiency.
 
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