Biomass

Chain lubrication for biomass / energy-from-waste (EfW) / waste-to-energy (WtE)

If you’re an operator in the biomass or waste-to-energy (WtE) sector, you know the importance of keeping your conveyor chains running smoothly. The RotaLube automated chain lubrication system is specifically designed to tackle the challenges of biomass conveyor chains and keep them running efficiently, reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

What are the main challenges of operating a chain conveyor in the biomass industry?

The biomass industry presents a unique set of challenges for conveyor chain systems.

High temperatures: Energy-from-waste (EfW) or waste-to-energy (WtE) conveyors operate in a high-temperature environment that demands the best from the machinery, but unfortunately, that also means increased wear and tear. The intense heat can break down lubricants quickly, leaving chains vulnerable to wear.

Corrosive materials: To make things worse, the materials conveyed in biomass plants can be highly corrosive, making the chains wear even faster. These materials can also contain liquids that lead to rust and other types of corrosion, further adding to the maintenance headache.

Frequent maintenance requirements: It’s no surprise then that roller chain or conveyor chains in the biomass or energy-from-waste industry need to be maintained more frequently than chains in other industries. This includes cleaning off materials that stick to the chain, proper lubrication, and the replacement of worn or damaged components

How does lubrication impact the performance of biomass chain?

If you’re in the EfW or WtE business, you’re probably all too familiar with the headache that comes from poorly lubricated roller or conveyor chains. At RotaLube, we see it time and time again when we visit potential new customers. Ineffective lubrication is one of the most common culprits behind underperforming chains, and it can have disastrous consequences.

The high temperatures and corrosive materials present in the industry demand proper lubrication to keep chains running smoothly and efficiently. A well-lubricated chain reduces wear and tear on the components, extends their lifespan, and cuts down on maintenance requirements.

Plus, it just makes everything run more smoothly – less noise, less energy consumption, and less material build up. The bottom line? Proper lubrication can make all the difference in the world. It improves efficiency, lowers running costs and keeps your operation humming along without a hitch.

What is the best method of lubricating conveyor chains in the biomass industry?

When it comes to lubrication systems for conveyor chains, RotaLube takes things to the next level. Basic drip-feed or brush lubrication systems simply can’t compare to our advanced, automated method for conveyor chain lubrication. No matter what the temperature, chain speed, or chain stretch may be, our system delivers precise, targeted lubrication that keeps your chains running smoothly and efficiently.

But that’s not all – our automated system is also incredibly convenient, requiring less intervention from technicians and less frequent changing of oil barrels. With less lubricant consumed, there’s also less build up of material to worry about, meaning less cleaning and fewer maintenance requirements. The result? A more streamlined, cost-effective lubrication process that’s kinder to the environment.

How often do biomass conveyor chains need lubricating?

In the world of biomass, conveyor chains face some pretty extreme conditions. The high temperatures alone are enough to make even the strongest chains feel the heat – and the lubricants meant to keep them running smoothly can break down in a flash.

That’s where RotaLube comes in. Our team of experts knows just what it takes to keep your chains in top form, and we’ll work with you to create a customised lubrication schedule that meets your specific needs. Then, we’ll program our advanced automated lubrication system to take care of everything, leaving you with peace of mind and chains that operate at their very best.

Which lubricants are recommended for biomass industry conveyor chains?

With temperatures soaring and corrosive materials running rampant on WtE or EfW conveyors, you need a lubricant that’s up to the challenge. At RotaLube, we know just how crucial this decision can be, which is why we partner with the very best lubricant experts in the industry. Together, we’ll help you find the perfect lubricant to pair with your RotaLube system, ensuring that your conveyor chains stay in top form no matter what. And with our convenient subscription service, you’ll never find yourself without the lubricant you need.

RotaLube’s automated chain lubrication system is the ideal solution to keep your biomass conveyor chains running smoothly, reduce downtime and lower costs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you improve your conveyor maintenance and overall efficiency in the renewable energy and biomass industry.