B&W Upgrades & Retrofits

Upgrades & Retrofits
Optimizing your equipment and operations

B&W Thermal

Power Plant Parts, Upgrades, Controls and Services

How do you maintain your competitive edge in today’s market? Are you operating at peak efficiency and maximizing the returns on your assets? Are you partnering with a proven service provider you can rely on to provide ongoing maintenance support, quality replacement parts and new technologies when needed to meet the latest environmental regulations?
These are some of the reasons to choose Babcock & Wilcox as your one-stop aftermarket supplier for your entire plant.

Use this quick guide to learn more about the vital parts of our Power Plant Parts, Upgrades, Controls and Services. Hover and click on a number. 

Ash Handling

- Allen-Sherman-Hoff® bottom ash systems
- Allen-Sherman-Hoff® fly ash systems

Allen-Sherman-Hoff Hydrobin Ash Handling


- Pressure parts
- Non-pressure parts
- Diamond Power® cleaning systems
- Air heaters
- Fans

B&W Supercritical Boiler

Combustion Systems

- Pulverizers
- Low NOx burners
- Igniters and scanners
- Overfire air systems
- Cyclone furnaces  

Combustion Diagnostics

Controls and Diagnostic Systems

- Advanced performance technologies
- Sootblowing controls and intelligent software
- Precipitator controls and software
- Boiler monitoring systems 

Emissions Monitoring

Cooling Systems

Air-cooled condensers
- Air-finned coolers
- Wet cooling towers
- Hybrid cooling towers

B&W SPIG Dry Cooling Systems

Mercury, Acid Gas and HAP Control

- Wet scrubbers
- Dry scrubbers
- Dry sorbent injection
- Activated carbon injection

Wet Scrubber FGD

Particulate Control

- Electrostatic precipitators (ESP)
- Fabric filter baghouses
- Dust collectors

Particulate and Dust Control

Post-Combustion NOx Control

- Selective catalytic reduction
- Selective non-catalytic reduction

SCR Systems

Power & Recovery Boiler Natural Gas Fuel Conversions

Flame Burner

The cost of natural gas makes fuel switching an attractive option for owners and operators

B&W’s natural gas conversion experience is proven: many power boiler owners and operators have successfully converted their existing units to 100 percent natural gas firing systems, significantly reducing annual fuel and plant operating costs.

 Natural Gas Conversions for Power Boilers

 Natural Gas Conversions for Recovery Boilers

Boiler Capacity Increases                                

Technology advances to increase unit capability, operability and availability

B&W considers all the key issues when optimizing a unit, including understanding how boilers age, identifying the critical components, and determining the general types of changes and enhancements possible. These elements are then combined with operating experience and equipment condition assessment to develop an integrated strategic plan for each boiler and each component in the boiler.

Burner / Igniter Upgrades                               

Burner Upgrades

Combustion system firing equipment

B&W provides low NOx coal, oil, natural gas and industrial process gas firing equipment. Our complete overfire air systems are designed for your operating conditions, fuels and furnace envelope.  With an integrated system design approach, benefits include optimized, low maintenance operational and environmental performance.

Construction Services             

B&W Construction

From contractor supervision to complete turnkey installation on projects of all sizes, B&W works with our customers to ensure a trouble-free professional installation or relocation services for new and existing equipment.

 B&W Construction Brochure

Pressure Parts & Non-Pressure Parts

B&W Superheater

B&W provides modifications, improvements  and in-kind replacements of pressure parts and non-pressure parts including:

Strategic Alliances for Capital Projects

B&W Alliances

Strategic alliances can provide both short- and long-term benefits which result in operational and financial advantages. Partnering with Babcock & Wilcox for larger capital projects means you’ll receive the added benefit of working with a supplier who has the breadth of technical expertise and proven capabilities to provide solutions for virtually all boiler, auxiliary and environmental systems at a power plant.

Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) Rebuilds & Upgrades

Aging technology and lack of support from some original equipment manufacturers has resulted in lost productivity and reduced efficiency for many electrostatic precipitator systems. ESP products and services provided by B&W are designed with one goal in mind— to help keep your ESP functioning at peak performance.

Plant & Technical Service Bulletins               

B&W Radiant Boiler

B&W technical service bulletins include plant service, technical and safety bulletins for:

  • Boilers
  • Pulverizers
  • Other power plant auxiliary equipment

Coal Pulverizers/Mills                                                    

Coal Pulverizers/Mills
B&W continually develop new technologies, upgrades, replacement parts, and inventory management programs to improve reliability and performance, and to reduce operating and maintenance costs of our B&W Roll Wheel and E/EL pulverizers, as well as CE-type mills.

Boiler Load Cycling                                                

Boiler Load Cycling
Most of these units were originally designed for base loaded operation and not designed to accommodate frequent on/off cycles. The stresses placed on the weld joints, headers, drums and attachments between expanding and contracting parts, can cause failures after a finite number of cycles.

Environmental System Upgrades & Parts            

Environmental System Upgrades and Parts
Our broad range of experience and expertise in emissions control provides the insight necessary to evaluate, recommend and implement cost-effective solutions and replacement parts to improve performance of existing environmental systems.

Titanium® Boiler Cleaning Controls and Intelligent Sootblowing

Titanium Controls
The Titanium® boiler cleaning control systems from B&W integrate and upgrade B&W’s legacy SentrySeries® advanced sootblower controls and Power Clean® intelligent sootblowing (ISB) systems into a modern platform. The result is a system designed to provide flexibility and optimum boiler cleanliness in a user-friendly package.