Most biopower plants use direct-fired combustion systems. They burn biomass directly to produce high-pressure steam that drives a turbine generator to make electricity. In some biomass industries, the extracted or spent steam from the power plant is also used for manufacturing processes or to heat buildings.

A simple biomass electric generation system is made up of several key components. All this parts can be monitored through a predictive maintenance tool as Hexastate CONNECT hardware and software.

Hexastate CONNECT can monitor the following components:

      • Fuel Storage and Handling Equipment
      • Combustor / Furnace
      • Boiler
      • Pumps
      • Fans
      • Steam Turbine
      • Generator
      • Condenser
      • Cooling Tower
      • HVAC Systems