Boiler Pressure Parts

B&W has successfully completed thousands of projects for retrofit improvements to existing B&W and non-B&W utility and industrial boilers. Many of these major projects required innovative material or product solutions that significantly enhanced equipment performance and reliability. Advanced materials, improved designs and application specific pressure part arrangements are a few ways that older boilers benefit from upgrade projects.

Pressure part modifications, arrangement modifications and improvements are most commonly made to the following boiler components:

  • Advanced high-temperature materials
  • Attemperators
  • Cyclones
  • Drum internals
  • Economizer sections and headers
  • Extended surface tube sections
  • Furnace arch tubes
  • High pressure piping
  • Membraned furnace wall panels and individual tubes
  • Mix sections for universal pressure boilers
  • Primary and secondary superheater sections and headers
  • Reheat superheater sections and headers
  • Specialized high-temperature, high-pressure alloy materials, such as Grade 91 forgings, tubing and piping
  • Start-up systems, piping and valves
  • Swaged, studded and bifurcated tubes
  • Tube bends (any configuration)
  • Tube wall panels, partial panels, tube panel inserts
  • Wing walls, division walls, radiant superheaters

Boiler Pressure Parts

New Build

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) projects, new build
We consistently demonstrate the ability to successfully execute innovative solutions for our customers, from new equipment to large, complex full-scope engineering and construction projects.

Upgrades / Retrofits

Upgrades and Retrofits by B&W
Modifying, improving and maintaining existing equipment are vital considerations for the long-term viability and profitability of all operations.

Parts / Services

Babcock & Wilcox Parts and Service Support
An extensive network of worldwide regional service centers, field service engineers and technical support personnel are available to provide the customized service and aftermarket solutions for your requirements.

San Juan Generating Station

Project / Case Feature Item

Public Service Company of New Mexico – San Juan Generating Station

Scope included:

  • Unit 1 – Replaced upper and lower economizer
  • Unit 2 – Replaced upper and lower economizer, horizontal reheater, reheat outlet header, and rear waterwall panels
  • Unit 3 – Replaced horizontal primary superheater and economizer
  • Unit 4 – Replaced horizontal primary superheater

Results: 

  • Met all target NOx, mercury, particulate and SO2 emissions reductions
  • All work was completed within milestone dates of the contracts
  • The project was successfully executed using a collaborative teaming arrangement between B&W and PNM