ACEP at Work – Dr. Daisy Huang Installs BTU Meters at Gulkana Village Council Office and Tanana Fire Station

In the next week, Dr. Daisy Huang will be installing BTU meters into woody-biomass-fired hydronic heating systems in the Gulkana Village Council Office and the Tanana Fire Station in Gulkana, Alaska. These metering systems will consist of a water flow meter and a thermal sensor at both the hot side and the cold side of the water circulation system. These three data points will enable ACEP to calculate how much energy the boiler is putting into the water stream. This will then be correlated against wood feedstock information and used to relate boiler performance to feedstock quality, external temperature, as well as various other variables.