The Generator

May 2019

Hybrid AVC control for your ESP

While hybrid automotive technology currently garners most of the press, we think our SQ-300®i Hybrid Automatic Voltage Controller (AVC) for electrostatic precipitators (ESP) is worthy of a little fanfare as well. Based on the same trusted technology as all our SQ-300 AVCs, our latest hybrid version can control either a conventional, single-phase transformer rectifier (T/R) set or a low ESP voltage ripple, 3-phase T/R set.

This flexibility provides simultaneous power control to the T/R set, analyzes alarms, and interfaces with computer-based data acquisition software. The ability to control two different types of power supplies, one which has been in use for 80 years and one that is the way of the future, adds a unique dimension to the product line.

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Specifying a new steam generator

Large or small, steam for power, steam for process. Regardless of the application, providing well-written, accurate and thorough project specifications is key to receiving comparable proposals from vendors, and ultimately helping with the final evaluations. Preparing effective specifications also provides more assurance that the equipment supplied will meet your needs.

B&W has prepared guidelines based on many years of preparing steam generating equipment proposals. The minimum parameters required, and typical project definition information is provided to help you formulate more effective project specifications.

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5 tips to help expedite a quote

With the extensive number and variations of components used throughout a plant, and different name/number references used by different operators or suppliers, getting a quotation for the exact part you need can be time consuming. Information can be exchanged back and forth until the exact part required is identified, but in our busier-than-ever, do-more-with-less days, getting things done as efficiently as possible is critical. And when the need is urgent, efficiency is a must.

To help get exactly what you need when you need it, here are some basic pieces of information to have and share upfront to expedite the process on an inquiry:

1. Contact us as soon as possible – your local contact, or our Customer Service Specialists
2. Identify the plant, unit and, when possible, contract number
3. Include pictures, if available
4. Provide your ‘required-by’ date for all material
5. Provide relevant identification numbers, including Drawing Number, Part Number, Previous PO Numbers, etc.


Constructing better coverage

We continue to “construct” better ways to serve our customers. Our regional construction offices are strategically located across North America to provide the dual benefit of quick response times and faster mobilization, along with the backing of our home office engineering support.

The latest addition to our regional operations offices is in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Settled in the heart of the Western USA, this facility services customers in the Power, Refining, Mining, and Industrial segments. The facility includes office space for regional operations management, including site office management, quality assurance and control, and project controls and scheduling. It also includes a heated warehouse for storage of job supplies and small tools, and a shop area capable of minor plate and pipe fabrication.

Adjacent to the office and warehouse there is three acres of fenced, secured storage for outdoor storage of containers, pre-staged project material, and project site vehicles.

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Unlike the dentist, this extraction is painless
The need to replace generating bank tubes, including the tube stub ends, can be a time-consuming, costly and painful effort. Each day your boiler is offline costs money, so it’s important to minimize boiler downtime while preserving the integrity of the drum shell.

B&W’s induction heat tube extraction (IHTE) process is proven safe, clean, quick and eliminates the risk of tube seat and ligament damage often caused by more traditional tube removal methods. It also reduces or eliminates the need for subsequent drum shell repairs.

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Did you know?

Since the 1970s, governments worldwide have used legislation to place caps on emissions and those limits continue to become stricter. But B&W’s history of recognizing the need to control emissions began much earlier than that. In fact, our efforts in flue gas desulfurization research and fine particulate control began in the 1950s.

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