New markets, new applications
Central Europe has previously been reliant on fossil fuels to warm homes, but price hikes and an unstable supply of oil and coal mean people are now looking for viable alternatives – and biomass boilers are proving popular. The BVTS is also being fitted to water-jacketed wood stoves – with great success.
Original equipment manufacturers in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia have given Danfoss BVTS thermostatic valves a warm welcome. Instability in the fossil fuel market has led to the adoption of more environmentally-friendly alternatives to heating homes, such as bio-mass boilers and wood stoves with water jackets. In water jacket systems, the heat generated by combustion warms the water between two shells that surround the stove. The hot water is then transported to radiators connected to the central heating system.
As simple and relatively cheap methods of heating homes, bio-mass boilers and wood stoves are already showing their huge potential in this region. Bio-mass fuels are CO2 neutral, and because local wood fuel is abundant, securing a constant supply is not an issue. Good news for bio-mass and wood stove users and great news for the environment.
Contact your nearest Danfoss office for more details.
By Paweł Zmysłowski, Sales Manager Poland