The Generator

January 2020

A "smarter" way to improve performance and efficiency
When operational problems on a 700 MW boiler were causing furnace damage, unit trips, and a negative impact on heat rate, an intelligent sootblowing system was installed to help improve unit operations and stability by providing better, more consistent heat transfer management.

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CFB boiler replaces outdated units at university CHP plant
A new B&W circulating fluidized-bed boiler is now in full operation at the combined heat and power plant at University of Alaska in Fairbanks. The sub-arctic temperature and remote location presented unique design, transportation and construction challenges.

Read about the project in an article in World Coal magazine.

Upgrades to wet FGD absorber spray headers

Continuing our series on environmental system upgrades, this latest article in our Learning Center describes two opportunities to upgrade spray headers in a wet FGD absorber tower to improve performance and reduce downtime.

B&W SPIG wins contract to supply cooling system for gas turbine power project

SPIG S.p.A. (SPIG), a B&W subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by Renaissance Heavy Industries to design and supply fin fan cooler heat exchangers for a 432 MW gas turbine power plant project in Turkmenistan.

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Did you know?

Effective December 30, 2019, the world headquarters for The Babcock & Wilcox Company moved from Barberton to Akron, Ohio.

Read the details here.

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