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Problem with Oil heater boiler to veneer dryer9/16
We have an oil heater that is supposed to transfer the heat from oil which is 200 degree C to 160 degree air in our veneer dryer. There are no specs. It happens that this is the first dryer that this Chinese firm has done and there are no drawings. To me the problem lies in very little air flow and the temperature of the oven does not get above 60 degrees C. It is a total failure. It is a roller dyer with just one line and it runs about 100' long.
I would like an advice if the veneer dryer can be modified to make it work. Or should we scrap it and order a new one from a more reputable manufacturer.
Wow You bought a machine from China, that was the first one thry have ever built, and it's not working out! Who would have thought it would go bad! Talt to John Van Brussel, he was the modderator of this forum. he may have suggrstions.
Where are you located?
Did you get a manual?
Who installed the dryer and boiler?
What is the boiler rated for?
You'll need a lot more troubleshooting information to get some real help. We don't know the heat source, any temperature readings (get a handheld laser thermometer), type of heat exchanger or flat plate heater, etc. Then we need to know how far behind you are getting and how this is effecting profit. If the business is falling off a cliff, time is critical. If you are a new business and delays would not be super critical, different story. I doubt if you can get a quick delivery order put in to replace, that is pretty big. So troubleshooting and fixing or rebuilding is likely the only option. Ask around to see if there is an independent tech that could help. Curious why you went with a company that never made one before?
Sorry, just reread and saw that you said oil boiler. Might be able to get help from an industrial boiler repairman. At least he could help you with BTUs.