The Generator

April 2020

Considering that the word “virtual” is so popular these days, our first two articles highlight ways in which we are adapting to the current situation by providing useful resources for your plant operations.


Virtual Support for Your Ignitors

Many of our customers are not able to have outside support on premises during this time, so to help keep you and your equipment running safely, we wanted to provide you with some “virtual” support for your oil or gas ignitors.

We’ve created a step-by-step troubleshooting guide to walk you through resolving issues with your ignitors either not presenting a flame or not indicating a flame is present. If you’re having an issue with an ignitor, try it out. And if you’re still having trouble, please let us know. We may be able to help you over the phone. If your ignitors are working properly, know that we provide a useful resource if they should ever fail to function properly. Stay safe!

Virtual Technical Training Coming Soon!

Babcock & Wilcox is enhancing our technical training offerings and will soon launch Virtual Technical Training to amplify your knowledge and empower your career. Like our popular in-person technical training courses, attendees will gain POWERful insights…into POWERful material…taught by POWERful experts – in a safe and controlled environment.

Stay tuned for more information on how to join B&W’s virtual learning network!

From Basics to Upgrades -- New Learning Center Articles Focus on ESP Operation

A two-part series on electrostatic precipitators is featured in our website Learning Center. Part 1 covers the basics of ESP operation, including charging, collecting, cleaning and applications. Part 2 explores design and operational problems that will negatively affect the collection performance of an ESP. It also outlines potential modifications to help improve performance and efficiency.

Limestone Forced Oxidation System Upgrades for Wet FGDs

Also in our Learning Center, we continue our series of articles on wet FGD upgrades with a discussion on limestone forced oxidation systems. Learn how existing absorber systems can be converted to LSFO to produce a stable gypsum byproduct which can be sold for use in the manufacture of wallboard or to the cement industry.

Read the article.

Not Virtual, But Actual Site Services for Boiler Cleaning and Ash Handling

Through a dedicated team of professionals, we provide quality onsite services focused on the proper operation and maintenance of your boiler cleaning and material handling systems. Our complete turnkey services encompass all onsite installation, project management and technical oversight, including necessary labor, equipment, tools and consumables.

See more here.

B&W SPIG to Supply Cooling Towers for Petrochemical Plant in Belgium

B&W SPIG has been awarded a contract by BASF for more than $3 million to design and supply two cooling towers for the company’s plant in Antwerp, Belgium. All cooling equipment, including six cooling towers cells, for this critical infrastructure project is scheduled to be delivered and erected in the first half of 2021.

Read the complete release.


Did you know?

Stephen Wilcox’s nephew, William D. Hoxie, is named president in 1919 and later establishes the company’s first group insurance program “to improve the welfare and security of all B&W employees.”



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