Application example 1

Spilling steam engine in an African sawmill.
Spilling is active globally – and so also as part of a project funded by the EU, for which Spilling delivered a steam engine to Africa. The engine was integrated into the existing steam and heat supply system of a sawmill and since then it satisfies the major part of the operational electricity supply. 

Beforehand, the company depended on the very unreliable public power supply or their own, expensive to operate emergency power diesel generator set – afterwards the supply was sustainably secured with inexpensive energy.
biomass power plant in Simbabwe
Benefits for the customer

  • A large degree of independence from instable public power supply 
  • Cost savings because now self-sufficient regarding electricity – no costs for buying electricity from outside suppliers
  • Secure and inexpensive electricity supply due to domestic electricity generation 
Summary of system data

Steam boiler plant
Wood-fired shell type boiler for sawmill waste 

Spilling unit
3-cylinder engine with single-stage expansion

Control according to required electric output 
Live steam 9 barg/saturated steam
Exhaust steam 0.5 barg
Rated output 473 kWel

Utilisation of heat
Timber drying and partial condensing
Applications steam
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