"The objective of the ISO 17225 series is to provide unambiguous and clear classification principles for solid biofuels and to serve as a tool to enable efficient trading of biofuels and to enable good understanding between seller and buyer as well as a tool for communication with equipment manufacturers. It will also facilitate authority permission procedures and reporting."
Fines content has become an important quality measure for wood pellets and other biofuels, given that excessive fines content can increase the risk for dust explosions and pose a risk when being aspirated by humans. To that end, there are different standards according to which fines content and testing methods are governed: requirements for maximum fines content for different grades of pellets are specified in ISO 17225-2 (Solid biofuels - Fuel specifications and classes - Part 2: Graded wood pellets) while the testing method for the determination of fines is outlined in EN ISO 18846 (Solid biofuels - Determination of fines content in samples of pellets).
The manual sieving process for pellets is carried out the determination of the mechanical durability of pellets and to quantify the fines content at the point of portioning the samples / shipment to the end user / packing into sacks. According to EN plus regulations, multiple measurements of fines content may be necessary by the various parties involved in the sale of pellets (manufacturer, merchant, shipment provider).
The material passing through the sieve medium shall be captured in an appropriate collecting pan matching the sieve diameter followed by weighing with a scale of specified accuracy and calculation of the mass proportion of fines with respect to the total sample mass.
Blau-Metall manufactures 3,15 mm round aperture test sieves in accordance with ISO 3310-2, as called for in DIN EN 18846 and provides services for sieve certification and calibration to increase the statistical certainty of pellet quality screening.
|Ø200 mm Test Sieve ISO 3310-2, 3,15 mm Round Aperture||115,20 €|
|Ø400 mm Test Sieve ISO 3310-2, 3,15 mm Round Aperture||Currently not Available|
|Inspection Certificate 3.1 (Certification)||20,00 € (200mm), 45,00 € (400mm)|
|Inspection Certificate 3.1 (Calibration)||30,00 € (200mm), 110,00 € (400mm)|
|Collecting Pan 200 x 25 mm||34,90 €|
|Collecting Pan 200 x 50 mm||40,00 €|
|Collecting Pan 400 x 67 mm||Currently not Available|
EN ISO 17827-2:2016-10:Solid biofuels - Determination of particle size distribution for uncompressed fuels - Part 2: Vibrating screen method using sieves with aperture of 3,15 mm and below
EN 15149 (Retracted): Solid biofuels- Determination of particle size distribution - Part 2: Vibrating screen method using sieve apertures of 3,15 mm and below
EN 15210-1 (Retracted): Solid biofuels - Determination of mechanical durability of pellets and briquettes - Part 1: Pellets
Solid biofuels - Particle size distribution of disintegrated pellets