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Preparing for Royal Windsor Show with Equine Bedding

Preparing for Royal Windsor Show with Equine Bedding

By on Apr 18, 2021 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

Investing in the finest quality of equine bedding is one of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming Royal Windsor Show. With COVID-19 restrictions set to ease further in May, the 2021 show between 1st and 4th July could welcome up to 4000 spectators a day. PH Winterton and Son are proud to be a sponsor of the Royal Windsor Show plus the Olympia horse show. For our latest blog, we will tell you more about the Royal Windsor event plus all the information you need to know about our horse bedding products. More Information about Royal Windsor Show Five-star showjumping is set to return at the illustrious event, featuring a total prize fund of £430,000 plus the finishing Rolex Grand Prix on 4th July. Organisers have said they will allow 4000 spectators on each of the four days, adhering to the Government COVID-19 guidelines set to come into play on 17th May. Show director Simon Brooks-Ward commented, “We are delighted that we have been able to reschedule Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2021 and are looking forward to the return of what has become known as one of the best international horse shows in the world,” “The show is set to be a spectacle for the whole family, with the highest calibre of the competition alongside remarkable entertainment acts.” Choose PH Winterton for Equine Bedding PH Winterton and Son offer three different types of equine bedding to suit any budget or specification. Our Cheshire Choice bedding is our premium brand, with our Economy Bale bedding is for clients working to a budget. Zebra Fibre bedding is our newest addition, which boasts excellent absorbency levels and helps to prevent abrasions. Contact Us Now with any Questions If you have any questions about horse bedding, please do not hesitate to get in touch with PH Winterton...

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What are the main components of Biomass Fuel Boilers?

What are the main components of Biomass Fuel Boilers?

By on Apr 11, 2021 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

Biomass fuel encompasses a number of materials that include wood and agricultural residues. These materials can be used for heating buildings and to a lesser extent for producing power or a combination of heat and power. Biomass systems require more operator information than other forms of renewable energy such as solar or wind. A small amount of maintenance plus an annual inspection and cleaning means the system can provide heating when needed. Additionally, biomass combustion produces emissions that have to be monitored to make sure they comply with government regulations. What are the different parts of a Biomass system? There are a number of key components to a biomass system which includes the following – Fuel storage and handling or conveying. Combustor Boiler Fire suppression systems Pumps Fans Exhaust controls System controls Automatic ash handling (optional feature) Back up boiler Heat distribution system All biomass systems require storage for fuel as well as a way of handling the fuel. Systems that use wood chips or pellets will be stored in silos or a bunker with an automated system that moves fuel from the storage area to the combustion area. PH Winterton recommends that storage areas hold a minimum of three days of fuel. The day hopper is the last part of the fuel handling system and controls the rate at which the fuel is delivered to the boiler. Wood pellet or log systems the heat created by the boiler can be used to directly heat the air or used to heat water, acting as a medium by which the heat is delivered. Fire suppression systems help to prevent fire from the combustor travelling back up the conveyor system where fuel is stored. This type of system can also include temperature sensors and water-delivery or control systems to put out fires before they spread throughout the whole system. Biomass Fuel from PH Winterton P.H Winterton and Son first started supplying biomass fuel to assist joineries with getting rid of surplus wood and market the sawmill waste as a product. Biomass fuel has since become increasingly popular due to its low energy densities. We use grade A wood residue that can be burnt for industrial heating and electricity. Contact Us With...

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Biomass Fuel Helps with Net Zero Emissions Target

Biomass Fuel Helps with Net Zero Emissions Target

By on Apr 4, 2021 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

Biomass fuel will play a large role in net zero emissions targets set out by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). A document published by the BEIS includes a Biomass Strategy in 2022, with biomass being defined as any material of biological origin which is used as a fuel for bioenergy. This includes conventional combustion, gasification, energy from waste and low-carbon fuels like biofuels or hydrogen, or in products such as chemicals, bio-plastics and materials. New Biomass Strategy Explained A spokesperson for BEIS told industry press, “Biomass has played a prominent role in our efforts to decarbonise the economy and the context for its use has changed since our initial 2012 strategy. “We have launched a call for evidence to look at how and where sustainable biomass can best be used” “To reflect our ambitious target of eliminating our contribution to climate change by 2050, we have launched a call for evidence to look at how and where sustainable biomass can best be used.” According to recent statistics, a significant portion of the supply of biomass consists of wastes and residues (such as sawmill waste). Recognised Suppliers of Biomass Fuel PH Winterton and Son are part of the UK government’s recognised Biomass Supplier List, which allows persons who have signed up for the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) to receive a discount on heating bills. Being part of this scheme reaffirms us as a trusted supplier of a renewable heating source for customers right across the country. Get in Touch With Any Questions If you have any questions about biomass fuel from P.H Winterton, please do not hesitate to contact us now. As a family-run business, with over 60 years of experience, you are guaranteed friendly and expert advice which will help you choose the best product for...

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Why Quality Equine Bedding Could Ensure Grand National Success

Why Quality Equine Bedding Could Ensure Grand National Success

By on Mar 29, 2021 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

One of the best ways to help horses competing in this year’s Grand National is by investing in high-quality equine bedding. The 173rd meeting of this iconic event in the horse racing calendar is set to take place on Saturday 10th April, after being cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool will host the event which will have 106 entrants and take place with no spectators for the first time in its history due to the COVID-19 restrictions. For this blog, we will tell you a bit more about our range of horse bedding, to help you make an informed decision. The Power of Three for Equine Bedding Here at P.H Winterton and Son, we offer three different types of horse bedding that are guaranteed to suit your unique specifications and budgets. Cheshire Choice Bedding is our premium option that is made up of 100% soft wood shavings, that will give your horse the ultimate comfort when resting. This type of bedding is kept in quantities of one to 18 pallets, in case you wish to buy in bulk. Our Economy Bale Bedding is our budget range that will provide a warm bed whilst not breaking the bank. Using a mixture of hard and soft wood, making it easy to use with rubber mats. We have recently started stocking Zebra Fibre bedding which can be used for both horses and cattle and is available in 48-60 bales per pallet. P.H Winterton store this bedding in all-weather bags to protect it from the elements. Zebra Fibre bedding is extremely absorbent meaning there is minimal risk of abrasions for your animals. Contact Us With Any Questions If you have any questions about P.H Winterton’s range of equine bedding, please do not hesitate to get in touch now. Our team of specialists look forward to hearing from you. We supply horse bedding for customers all over the country, including areas such as Hampshire, Somerset and Taunton and...

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PH Winterton Supporting EGS Awareness Week

PH Winterton Supporting EGS Awareness Week

By on Mar 22, 2021 in Blog |

P.H Winterton and Son are supporting an awareness week for equine grass sickness organised by the owners of two survivors. The aim of EGS Awareness Week (which takes place between 29th March and 4th April) is to give something back and help other horse owners. Organised by Basingstoke-based Sarah Hatter and Rhiannon Boyle from Essex, the week will provide facts, scientific information and advice about the disease with input from veterinary experts, feed companies and other owners of grass sickness survivors. For our latest blog, PH Winterton will explain EGS Awareness Week in greater detail. EGS Awareness Week Explained Sarah explained the campaign to Horse and Horse Magazine, saying, “I had come home from university and the yard said Milo hadn’t been eating or pooing as much. He was initially treated for colic and underwent surgery where the vets found a small twist, but they decided to take a small biopsy, and he was diagnosed with grass sickness. “It was so hard-hitting, and I was told he probably wasn’t going to make it. I just burst into tears uncontrollably. That day my mum Jane took me to the vets for us to say goodbye.” Sarah said when she arrived at the vet’s, the then six-year-old Milo was ‘bright and perky’ and it was decided to give him another chance. “Seeing him get through the first 48 hours suggested it wasn’t acute, then making it through the following two weeks meant it was unlikely it was subacute. Being a chronic case meant he had a better chance,” she said. “I have a horsey Instagram account and posted about my Milo having EGS. Rhiannon commented and said her horse Stripe had been diagnosed too and we started speaking from there,” she said. “It’s was so lovely meeting Rhiannon and just shows that social media can have a positive side. We never thought our horses would make it and we know we’ve been lucky with Milo and Stripe so we really want to give something back. We’re so passionate about raising awareness of EGS and hope this could become an annual week.” Need Advice? Contact PH Winterton Now If you have any questions about equine grass sickness, please do not hesitate to...

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Why Biomass Fuel Boilers are Essential

Why Biomass Fuel Boilers are Essential

By on Mar 15, 2021 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

Biomass fuel boilers offer a great renewable and sustainable heating solution, which can also give users savings on energy bills. Since the start of the Renewable Heating Incentive new build properties and conversions have been employing biomass boilers more and more, especially in larger buildings. Biomass is also now included in the Green Homes Grant scheme. For this blog, we will explain biomass energy in greater detail. Biomass Explained Biomass boilers burn natural materials such as wood pellets, chips or logs to provide heating and power hot water boilers. In brief, biomass is any organic material that can be used as fuel and in the UK and European domestic markets wood pellet boilers are easily the most commonly used. The main biomass products used in homes are wood-based due to the potential clean burn. Biomass is a carbon-neutral fuel as CO2 is absorbed by trees as they grow through photosynthesis, which also removes CO2 from the atmosphere. CO2 is emitted when the fuel burns, with the amount measured as equal to that absorbed during growth plus any additional carbon produced while manufacturing and transporting the fuel source. Wood pellets are the most consistent biomass fuel as they are usually very even sizes with the density automatically fed into the burner plus its easy to store and they have very low ash content. PH Winterton‘s range of wood pellets is made from sawmill waste, with the wood being compressed and converted to sawdust before being compressed into pellets. Talk to the Experts If you are looking to add a renewable heating source to your next construction project, get in touch with PH Winterton and Son to discuss biomass fuel in greater detail. We are part of the government’s approved Biomass Supplier List, which allows members of the Renewable Heating Incentive to receive discounts on their heating bills by using a renewable energy product. Don’t forget we also provide a Sawmill Waste collection service to ensure we continue to provide biomass wood pellets...

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