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Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 9:54
Subject: GAS-L: Standards and Codes
1.0 I wish to know the internationally
accepted standard codes that are available for conducting the
"Performance Test" of a bio gasifier - whether it be moving bed, fluidised bed
or entrained bed type. Can anyone help?
I understand that ASME has a PTC - 47 which
is meant for an IGCC units. But have no idea as to how much of this can
be adopted in checking the performance of a biomass gasifier? I
also understand that ASME had a code for conducting
Performance Tests on a coal based producer gas plant - I think it was
PTC - 16, but I believe this code has been with drawn for
If someone is working on such a code - good !
But if this is not so, then isn't it time that
a PTC for biomass gasifiers be drawn up ?
2.0 Further, the petroleum and
petrochemical industry rely on API for standards, codes and
recommended practices. Isn't it time that such things also be introduced
in this industry (biomass gasification) so that there are
guidelines for buyers of biomass gasifiers to go by? I am sure this will be
interest of the industry and will keep away a lot of "tall claims and counter
claims"once the industry sees such internationally accepted standards and
Comments please !!