Wood Fuel Quality
Wood fuel quality standards give confidence to consumers that fuels are efficient and reliable and help them to understand how to get the best out of wood fuel.
To do justice to the amount of time, effort and investment you put in to your wood fuel systems it is important that consideration is also given to the quality of fuel that you burn. The most important feature of the wood fuel you buy is its moisture content. Always check that;
• Firewood logs are below 25% moisture content.
• Wood chip moisture content matches that specified by the boiler manufacturers.
• Wood pellets /briquettes, which are manufactured to a low moisture content, must be kept dry.
Other features to look out for that affect efficiency and safety include; is the length of log or size specification of wood chip consistent and compatible with your stove/boiler, is the wood fuel contaminated by paints, oils, varnishes etc., and has the condition of the wood started to deteriorate.
Woodfuel Wales is leading the way in helping wood fuel processing and retailing businesses in Wales and the Marches to produce quality products, delivered with a quality service.
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