Up to now, such technologies – mainly for cost reasons – only exist in large biomass cogeneration or waste incineration plants. DigitalFire addresses for the first time also firing systems in smaller performance classes (boiler plants or smaller biomass power plants from 100 kW up to 20 MW thermal power).
Most incineration systems are capable of processing lower quality fuels such as forest residues or biogenic residues (e.g. bio- and green waste, crop residues or straw). However, the individual parameters (e.g. fuel supply or ventilation) must be set manually at the furnace. This is the only way to achieve a stable combustion process with high burnout quality of solid matter and gas phase and thus the best possible efficiency. Adjustment is complex and requires a lot of experience or is only possible to a limited extent in some cases; errors lead to higher emissions and, in the worst case, to higher wear with maintenance consequences and downtimes. In contrast, continuous digital process monitoring of the control and regulation technology enables the best possible combustion at all times, both economically and ecologically.