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Amp Conversion
In order to calculate amps, you need a simple formula. You also need to know the motor size in horsepower and the operating voltage.
Useful formulas:
1hp(horsepower)= .74569kW(kilowatt)
1kW=1000W(watt)
Watts/Volts= Amps
Our 3hp pellet mill runs at 220V
Using the above formula you can calculate amps as follows:
3hp=2.237kW
2.237kW= 2237W
2237W/220V= 10.168 Amps
Our 7.5hp pellet mill runs at 220V
7.5hp= 5.5927kW
5.5927kW= 5592.7W
5592.7W/220V= 25.421 Amps
Our 10hp pellet mill runs at 220V
10hp= 7.4569kW
7.4569kW= 7456.9W
7456.9W/220V= 33.895 amps

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What are BTU's on Various Materials?

According to Wikipedia

A BTU or British Thermal Unit is used to describe the heat value(energy content) of fuels.

Below is a link to a site from the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute with a chart of the BTUs produced by different biomass. You can compare and see which materials produce a hotter burning pellet.

http://www.auri.org/research/fuels/pdfs/fuels.pdf

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# What is Lignin?

Lignin (sometimes "lignen") is a complex chemical compound most commonly derived from wood and an integral part of the cell walls of plants.[1] The term was introduced in 1819 by de Candolle and is derived from the Latin word lignum,[2] meaning wood. It is one of the most abundant organic polymers on Earth, superseded only by cellulose, employing 30% of non-fossil organic carbon[3] and constituting from a quarter to a third of the dry mass of wood. The compound has several unusual properties as a biopolymer, not least its heterogeneity in lacking a defined primary structure.

From The Lignin Institute (Who knew there was a Lignin Institute?)
www.lignin.org

Lignins are derived from an abundant and renewable resource: trees, plants, and agricultural crops. Lignins are nontoxic and extremely versatile in performance, qualities that have made them increasingly important in many industrial applications.

AND THE REASON IT'S IMPORTANT TO US!

Also from Lignin Institute:

Lignosulfonates are a very effective and economical adhesive, acting as a binding agent or "glue" in pellets or compressed materials.
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What is 3Phase Power

In a three-phase system, three circuit conductors carry three alternating currents (of the same frequency) which reach their instantaneous peak values at different times. Taking one conductor as the reference, the other two currents are delayed in time by one-third and two-thirds of one cycle of the electrical current. This delay between "phases" has the effect of giving constant power transfer over each cycle of the current, and also makes it possible to produce a rotating magnetic field in an electric motor.

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