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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation / Renewable Energy Sources
German term or phrase:Holzhackgut
and also Holzhackgutfeuerung
This word is coming up fairly often as an alternative source of heating fuel and I can't seem to find a correct term to translate it. I've been using wood chips, but I can't imagine these being powerful enough. Any other good terms here? Thanks for your help!
Example: Derzeit überlegen viele Kommunen, die alten Heizanlagen ihrer größeren Liegenschaften anstelle mit ständig teurer werdendem Gas oder Öl zu versorgen, mit modernen Holzhackgutfeuerungen auszustatten.
Thanks, everyone - I wish I could give one point to everyone, seeing that three are almost identical and all were very helpful....But, wood chips is what I used and in all fairness, Trudy's answer got to my email inbox first.... 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Trudy Peters United States Local time: 15:54 Works in field Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in category: 20
Thanks, everyone - I wish I could give one point to everyone, seeing that three are almost identical and all were very helpful....But, wood chips is what I used and in all fairness, Trudy's answer got to my email inbox first....
Explanation: ONORM M 7133 (Austrian standard): Holzhackgut fur energetische Zwecke -Anforderungen und Prufbestimmungen (1998); [Chipped wood for energetic purposes - Requirements and test specifications].
In considering specific forms of wood fuel for
heating purposes, it is essential to ensure that
its characteristics and quality are suitable for
chosen appliances. If the wood fuel is too wet,
for example, the boiler will not operate
efficiently. Automatic systems, fed with an
auger and/or conveyor, use chipped or
pelletised wood which must be the correct size
for the feed system to handle.