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Bio Heating Cabin

Heating Plant and Fuel Storage in the Same Unit

An alternative for a fitted heating plant is a movable heating cabin. This solution conveniently combines heating equipment and a storage silo. The need for foundation work is smaller than with fitted heating plants.

A bio heating cabin usually has a 10–30 m³ fixed fuel storage. Depending on the fuel used,  an extra fuel storage might be needed

Heating cabin’s fuel storage is usually filled with a front loader. If wood chips are used, they can be blown into the storage. If the cabin is located on a slope, the storage can be filled by dipping the fuel off a trailer.

The heating cabin can relatively easily be moved from one place to another. It can be used for example in grain drying as the main or additional heat source, depending on the efficiency. 

Factory-Made and Self-Made

A factory-made cabin usually has electrical and water connections ready so the implementation is as easy as possible. The buyer only has to connect the cabin with the underground heat pipe and connect the electricity. Everything else is ready.

Instead of a bought heating cabin, you can build one yourself. A self-made cabin can easily be upholstered or painted to fit the other buildings.

From a sea container to a heat cabin

Old disused sea containers are cheap and easy to find, and they make a good frame for a heat cabin. Only additional insulation and window openings and a doorway are to be built. A suitable length for a heat cabin is six metres. This equals a 20-foot sea container.

Urethane boards are a preferable choice for insulation because their small size leaves more room inside the cabin. Another option is to insulate the cabin outside at the same time as it is upholstered. Floors must always be insulated outside because containers are so low. The inside of the cabin can be upholstered with GB-H (Gypsum-Board Hard Type). 

Cabin on runners or a pallet

A bio heating cabin can be built on runners or a pallet. The floor must be made of non-combustible material, so a skeleton structure made of steel is a good option. Floor panels can be painted and patterned steel plate or more luxurious aluminium chequer plate.

Wall frames can be made of wood or steel, and the span length can be relatively long. Upholstering can be done with sheet metal clad insulation plates that are used in hall buildings.

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