Profession wood fuel pelletiser

Wood fuel pelletisers operate a hammer mill to turn wood waste products into pellets for use as fuel. The milled product is afterward pressed through a die, producing the standardised shape and size of a pellet.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Wood moisture content

    The amount of water contained in wood materials. The effect of wood moisture on the size and physical characteristics of the wood. Suitable moisture contents for different uses.

  • Pellet standards

    The standards for creating pellets in Europe, which regulate such characteristics as density, water content, and contents of the pellets.

Skills

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Operate pellet press

    Set up and monitor the machine which consists of a large drum with perforated rollers with pellet-size holes through which the pellet mix is extruded before being sliced to obtain the desired length.

Optional knowledge and skills

measure furnace temperature record production data for quality control perform machine maintenance operate heavy construction machinery without supervision check quality of raw materials maintain hammer mill conduct routine machinery checks use non-destructive testing equipment feed hoppers consult technical resources repair hammer mill keep records of work progress dry wood weigh materials tend packaging machines inspect quality of products prepare production reports perform sample testing identify hazards in the workplace operate hammer mill inspect machinery prepare samples for testing provide advice to technicians record test data