Most purchasers of modern wood-waste burning equipment want one supplier to provide a “turn- key” solution. For Ranheat, that includes making every aspect of the installation, from the heating equipment and fuel storage to often even the building to house the investment in.

Chris Franklin, MD at Ranheat Engineering – a leading UK manufacturer of wood combustion equipment – continues his series of exclusive articles for Furniture & Joinery Production. This issue, he looks at some of the range of products made in-house by Ranheat.

150 kW warm air installed inside factory

Many customers want us to undertake the complete project, from getting planning consent for the chimney to chimney height approval and local authority permits.

Most of our equipment is purpose-made to order, which gives our design engineers greater flexibility when coming up with creative answers to customers’ needs. We use standard components configured to a unique layout.

Ranheat produces inventive solutions to overcome installation problems. Sometimes it is not possible to have the storage silo adjacent to the boiler. So Ranheat produced remote silos, blowing the material via a closed loop over to the boiler/heater location where the heat is needed.

Purpose-made Electrical Control Panel

In addition to all of the mechanicals, Ranheat also make all their control panels in their purpose-built electrical department.

As well as the control panel, Ranheat also undertake the complete mechanical and electrical installation on site.

Purpose-made pipework and heater

Ranheat use flanged and welded pipework that is fabricated off-site at the factory in Northampton. This avoids the need for any “hot work” on site. Heaters are delivered mounted on a frame, pre-wired and pre-plumbed and generally attached to the steel portal frame. The buildings are surveyed often using a 3-D optical scanner that produces an accurate 3-D drawing of the factory to avoid clashes with other services such as extraction ducting, lighting, and compressed air.

Purpose-made bunker silo with adjoining heater plant room

Ranheat also make spares and service and repair other makes of wood-burning boilers and heaters.

For further information on all types and sizes of industrial woodburning equipment from 150 kW upwards, contact Ranheat.

01604 750005