Power Boiler Optimization

Maximise the performance of your equipment

FPInnovations can solve operation issues that can occur when wanting to improve hog fuel boiler operation, such as poor combustion, poor mixing or high carryover and ash production.

The most cost-effective approach is optimizing the fuel and air distribution of the boiler in order to improve combustion. We have developed novel methods and unique probes and instruments, including a heavy-duty portable continuous emission monitoring (CEM) system, to sample, measure, and analyze your system’s key operating parameters. We identify bottlenecks and provide guidance for adjustments to the air splits, fuel feeding system, and overfire air set-up. Additionally, we have developed a detailed database on technical specifications, operating conditions, and combustion and emission performance useful to benchmark your boiler.

Your Benefits

FPInnovations’ team works closely with the mill personnel to gradually implement improved operating conditions that allow reaching the optimal operating conditions. Once the project is completed, the internal team has developed the needed understanding to maintain long-term benefits. FPInnovations’ scientific driven approach has shown that, for a power boiler with a steam capacity of 100 t/h, a 5% increase in the hog fuel firing rate could increase green power sales by $1 million per year at a price of >$100/MWh.

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