the past, we’ve had a problem with some brands of pellets.
They were dusty and all shapes and sizes. Your pellets are extremely
clean, uniform in size, and burn quickly.”
Jay & Carol – Crane, MO
Wood Pellet Fuel - How Wood Pellets Are Made
- In order to make wood pellets, we recycle some saw dust and produce the remaining amount from non merchantable timber.
This process entails de barking the log and then chipping.
Both materials are stored in a totally enclosed 35,000 square foot building.
Then, we sort, screen and size the sawdust before it is made into a pellet.
the next step, sawdust is conveyed to the dryer where it is
dried at 500 to 600º F in order to remove any excess
- After uniformly drying the sawdust, it is then conveyed
to the pellet mills where, under extreme pressure, it is formed
into a pellet. Each pellet mill uses a 400 hp electric motor to
produce extremely high-quality, uniform pellets. Since we do not
or plastics, you may wonder how the pellets “stick” together.
The natural lignin (which is a natural binding agent made from
the tree itself), combined with the high pressure from the pellet
holds the pellet together.
- The newly formed hot pellets (which are
are then conveyed to a cooler where they are cooled to within 5º F
of ambient air temperature.
- After cooling, the pellets are then conveyed
to a screener to separate out any dust and fines before bagging
to ensure a more complete
burn and a safe, clean product for you.
- Next, the screened pellets are ready to be placed into the bagging line where they will drop into convenient 40 lb. bags.
Prior to product going into the bag it passes over one more set of screens with a vacuum system to remove any remaining fines.
Our robot, Fanny, then stacks 50 bags onto a pallet.
- Finally the bags have a black pallet cover placed over them and stretch wrapped to protect the product from the weather.
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|How We Test Our Products
OHP wood pellets are tested both in our own lab and confirmed by
testing at a third party testing facility.
Twin Ports, Inc., is an approved testing lab by Pellet Fuels Institute.
OHP has added a state of the art pellet testing lab to its facility.
Our staff tests diameter of pellet, length, moisture, cubic weight, fines and ash.