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Raising the bar in Canada | New model for WtE | Spout cleaning
Raising the bar (and other boiler equipment) in Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro has awarded B&W Canada with a multi-year utility plant contract to manage and execute maintenance services for its Holyrood Thermal Generating Station's boilers and auxiliary equipment. The contract is valued at nearly $11 million with options for additional work.READ MORE
The Integrated Resource-Recovery Facility: a new model for waste thermal treatment
Achieving sustainability goals requires creative and economic solutions for addressing non-recyclable waste. A new report published by ESWET highlights the main features of integrated resource-recovery facilities as a solution for carbon-negative residual waste treatment and the policy framework needed to support them.CHECK OUT THE REPORT
Automated spout cleaning improves safety of plant personnel at pulp and paper mills
The most dangerous task in recovery boiler maintenance is rodding smelt. The Diamond Power® SpoutRunner™ system automates this process, minimizing operators' time spent around the volatile spout deck. It uses gravity and pneumatic force to travel up and down the spout with a custom-designed cleaning head.READ MORE ABOUT SPOUTRUNNER
PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: Steve Scavuzzo
B&W Technical Consultant Steve Scavuzzo received the 2023 Floyd Hasselriis Pioneer Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at its IT3 conference in Charlotte, NC. The award is given to an individual for pioneering work and outstanding contributions in the field of incineration and/or thermal treatment technologies. Recipient of the ASME Dedicated Service Award in 2005, Steve also was named an ASME Fellow this year. Congratulations, Steve!FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ASME
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Chanute, Kansas
Our manufacturing team in Chanute, Kansas, recently completed and found a creative solution for transporting three package boilers from the assembly shop into its onsite storage facility prior to their shipment to a customer in Kentucky. The radio-controlled “jeep trailer” with hydraulic and pneumatic functionality was a safe, cost-effective and time-efficient solution for moving the units.MORE ON B&W CHANUTE CAPABILITIES
Asked&Answered: Effects of moisture in flue gas
Q: Should we be concerned with moisture in flue gas?
A: While not a pollutant, moisture in the flue gas can negatively affect downstream equipment. A direct contact cooler (DCC) recirculates liquid, cooling the flue gas so that moisture condenses. The DCC can often be designed for acid gas removal as well.
Did You Know?
Since 2010, FPS has completed 52 natural gas conversions on boilers in North America … 21 from coal and 31 from oil. This has resulted in an annual reduction of CO2 emissions of more than 13 million tons.