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The choice of suitable fuel storage will depend on your energy needs, usable space and supply availability near the facility.
In a first approximation, from 25 to 30 kg of wood pellet are required annually per square meter of surface to be heated. This consumption may be vary dramatically depending on – among other factors – the boiler efficiency, the type of heating emitters, the local climatology, the building energy rating or the fuel heating value.
If the pellet chosen has good quality, the boiler is efficient (higher than 95%) and the facility is isolated, this consumption may be noticeably reduced.
Once the annual fuel requirement has been determined, it is advisable to verify its availability nearby, and the type of supply: 15 kg bags (available today in a wide variety of shops such as service stations or DIY warehouses), or, if the volume is considerable, in big-bags or pellet tankers.
The BioCurve BCH boiler guarantee is valid, among other conditions, by using only ENplus A1 accredited pellet. In this link you can find your nearest ENplus pellet manufacturer or distributor.
It is convenient to know as well that the density of the pellet in bulk is approximately 650 kg per cubic meter.
These data will be helpful to properly size the silo, being aware that it can be recharged several times a year if necessary. For optimal management, it should have the capacity to house at least 4-5 tons of pellet (about 6-8 cubic meters), to be periodically filled from tank truck.
If the available room is enough, a silo capable of holding the annual consumption will allow the end user to negotiate better supply conditions in the off-season.
Always keep in mind local current regulations, to verify the legal storage requirements, such as fire resistant walls.