B&W Products and Technologies
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Activated Carbon Injection (ACI) Systems
B&W’s powdered activated carbon (PAC) injection technology is a technically and commercially proven approach to remove mercury emissions. Based on specific application requirements and an evaluation of the entire emissions control system, we can design and supply an integrated system for mercury control which incorporates PAC injection, various fuel additives, and our Absorption Plus (Hg)® technologies to provide the lowest cost system while achieving optimal mercury emissions removal.
B&W can add, redesign or upgrade air heaters to solve boiler operating performance problems and improve unit efficiency. Solutions utilizing regenerative (rotary) or recuperative (tubular or plate) air heaters can be customized to address specific needs. We can also provide associated flue and duct, structural and controls modifications that accompany air heater upgrades.
Allen-Sherman-Hoff® Ash Handling Overview
B&W is the original equipment manufacturer of all Allen-Sherman-Hoff® (or A-S-H®) ash handling equipment, systems and replacement parts. Combining our strengths, history and experience, B&W’s extensive knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of various material combinations has made us an integral supplier of customized solutions.
Ash Handling Systems Parts & Services
B&W provides high performance parts and upgrades for its Allen-Sherman-Hoff® line of ash handling equipment, as well as most other brands. Inventory is maintained for a wide range of critical parts, which means fast delivery of the parts you need most. Also, our Assured Stock Program® inventory management system is available to plan your specific material requirements and minimize inventory levels.
B&W Chanute Overview
In February 2022, Babcock & Wilcox acquired Optimus Industries LLC together with its manufacturing facility in Chanute, Kansas. Optimus has a 35-year history of designing and manufacturing custom-engineered technologies that complements and expands B&W’s product offerings, including HRSGs, package boilers, utility boiler pressure parts, and sulfuric acid plant boilers.
Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration (BECCS)
Negative carbon impact technologies provide an innovative means to meet the world’s climate goals. By combining traditional bioenergy production with carbon capture and sequestration technologies (known as BECCS), energy can be produced with a net-negative carbon intensity (CI) output. B&W's demonstrated experience of utilizing biomass to produce steam covers a wide range of fuels and technologies for both utility and industrial customers.
Biomass to Energy Overview
Proven Technology to Utilize Biomass as a Renewable Energy Source
Our biomass technology helps to protect the earth and atmosphere from greenhouse gas emissions. Since biomass consists of “recently alive” material, combusting biomass is CO2-neutral in the sense that it only releases the quantity of CO2 that the plant absorbed during growth. Our extensive list of commercially demonstrated and industry-accepted products are providing reliable steam generation for both process and electric power applications.
Babcock & Wilcox is a single-source supplier for quality, dependability and reliability when it comes to replacement parts and services. A wide range of boiler pressure parts and non-pressure parts, including tube bending services and equipment upgrades and retrofits is available for B&W and non-B&W boilers.
Bottom Ash Systems
In addition to providing operational and environmental benefits, B&W’s Allen-Sherman-Hoff® bottom ash systems are a reliable and cost-effective alternative to ash storage ponds. Our bottom ash systems are available in either wet or dry types.
BrightGen™ Hydrogen Combustion
B&W’s BrightGen™ hydrogen combustion technology produces no CO2 and is commercially ready and currently in operation worldwide. In fact, we have supplied more than 60 industrial water-tube boilers firing hydrogen and hydrogen-blended fuels. The technology can also be retrofitted into existing installations.
BrightLoop™ Hydrogen Production
Chemical Looping Technology
B&W's BrightLoop™ technology, a result of continued and long-standing collaboration between our researchers and our university partner, can be used for a wide range of applications. The process produces desirable outputs, such as hydrogen, while isolating carbon dioxide (CO2) for capture and storage/sequestration or beneficial use.
Bubbling Fluidized-Bed Boilers
B&W’s BFB boilers are designed to allow a wide range of fuels to be burned, separately or in combination. The ability to utilize various fuel sources and types provides owners with the flexibility to take advantage of opportunity fuels and control fuel costs.
B&W has provided low NOx combustion systems for more than 120,000 MW of generating capacity in both new and retrofit boiler applications. Our low NOx burner technology has been successfully applied to a broad range of B&W and non-B&W units with varying fuel characteristics and boiler arrangements. We also pioneered the development and application of NOx ports and air staging for reducing NOx emissions.
Cameras & Diagnostic Monitoring
B&W provides state-of-the-art Diamond Power® electronics technology that allows plant operators to accurately view and monitor internal furnace and process applications. We were the first company to provide industrial viewing systems, and remain committed to meeting the needs of our customers for reliable and advanced viewing technology.
Carbon Capture Pre-treatment
The worldwide leader in flue gas pre-treatment
Flue gas pre-treatment is vital for the operation and economics of post-combustion carbon capture to result in optimum effectiveness of the process. Even if your plant is currently meeting all required emissions levels, further reduction may be necessary to meet the requirements of the selected solvent-based scrubbing technology.
CE-Type Pulverizer Parts, Services, and Programs
B&W Parts, Services and Programs for CE-Type Pulverizers / Mills
B&W applies our vast experience and knowledge of roll wheel and ball-and-race pulverizers to provide quality replacement parts, services and inventory management programs to Combustion Engineering (CE)-type pulverizers.
Chemical Process Recovery (PR) Boilers
B&W's single-drum recovery boiler, now the standard in the pulp and paper industry, provides high availability with safe operation and low maintenance. We have been at the forefront of technologies which improve boiler and cycle efficiency, such as firing higher solids concentration liquors, using low pressure steam to heat combustion air, and feedwater heating.
Circulating Dry Scrubber (CDS)
B&W’s circulating dry scrubber (CDS) technology is ideal for small footprints and big expectations for SO2 removal. CDS technology is designed for smaller units and installations with limited space or which have site-specific needs and fire medium- to high-sulfur coals.
Circulating Fluidized-Bed Boilers
Drawing upon our extensive technical expertise and operating experience, B&W developed the Internal Recirculation Circulating Fluidized-Bed (IR-CFB) boiler which is the technology of choice for power plant owners seeking economy, reliability and flexibility. In addition, load-following capabilities are attainable with B&W’s in-bed heat exchanger technology.
Decarbonization for a net zero future
Babcock & Wilcox has been on the clean energy “trend” for many decades. We make big things happen through our ClimateBright™ technologies that generate needed power, while lowering greenhouse gases and other emissions. And it all happens through B&W innovation.
A well-planned condition assessment program is essential for the continued availability and reliability of your boiler and associated equipment, as well as the safety of plant personnel. When coupled with an overall plant maintenance strategy, timely condition assessment can provide the basis for long-range asset management and financial planning.
Construction and Installation
Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., LLC (BWCC) is a single-source turnkey supplier of a full range of field construction, construction management and maintenance services. Our extensive experience with a wide range of projects — from large, complex projects to small unanticipated quick turnaround repair needs — gives us the depth of knowledge and responsiveness necessary to safely deliver dependable services of any size at any facility.
Controls & Diagnostics
In addition to a complete line of engineered mechanical upgrades, rebuilds and parts, B&W can integrate electronics and software technologies. With more than 16,000 controls installed in 52 countries in over 400 plants, our solutions can achieve enhanced performance.
Cooling System Inspections & Online Monitoring
As a leading worldwide supplier of SPIG cooling system solutions, B&W provides comprehensive after-sales services including operational support, maintenance, equipment upgrades, online monitoring, replacement parts and training. Our worldwide team of expert service engineers provide flexible operating solutions to improve performance, efficiency, reliability and maintainability of existing equipment.
Cooling System Parts & Service
Improving System Performance, Efficiency & Reliability
B&W's range of cooling system aftermarket capabilities include basic technical assistance and field service support as well as installation, commissioning and start up, performance testing and optimization, including recommendations for upgrades, energy savings and wet-dry conversions. Our replacement components for wet cooling towers are reliable and proven to keep your equipment operating at optimum efficiency levels, regardless of original manufacturer.
Corrosion Protection with Inconel® Cladding
Combustion of municipal waste results in an environment within the boiler that is extremely corrosive. Corrosion in waste-fired boilers is primarily caused by chloride compounds which deposit on the furnace and convection pass tubes in combination with high temperatures. Proper protection from corrosion in these areas is paramount to plant availability and the successful long-term operation of these key boiler components.
B&W developed Cyclone furnace technology to burn coal grades that are not well-suited for pulverized coal combustion. The ash from these coals has a very low melting temperature. This molten ash would normally be deposited on all downstream heat transfer surfaces, causing severe slagging and fouling with resultant negative impact on unit capacity, availability and reliability.
Diamond Power® Boiler Cleaning Overview
B&W is the original equipment manufacturer of all Diamond Power® boiler cleaning equipment, sootblowers, systems and replacement parts. Our extensive experience gives us a unique perspective on the optimal, most efficient and cost-effective way to clean boilers that burn a variety of fuels, in any operating condition.
Diamond Power® EAPC™ Sootblower Poppet Valves
Long retractable sootblowers periodically require adjustment of head pressure settings to achieve desired steam pressure levels for cleaning. Historically, to adjust head pressure settings, standard poppet valves had to be closed and isolated and the sootblower shut off – oftentimes across the entire bank. The Diamond Power® EAPC™ poppet valve was developed specifically to solve this problem, and has undergone significant design improvements since its first introduction in the 1990s.
Diamond Power® Gemini® Nozzle for Improved Boiler Cleaning
B&W's Diamond Power® Gemini® sootblower nozzle, designed specifically for recovery boiler applications, outperforms other nozzle designs with its patented, cast body and staggered jets. It is engineered to reduce steam consumption and increase cleaning energy, by up to 29% in some installations (compared to alternative designs).
Diamond Power® PowerTrain® Maintenance-free Carriage
B&W's Diamond Power® PowerTrain® maintenance-free carriage is the industry’s most reliable and long-lasting sootblower carriage available today. The PowerTrain carriage offers high-temperature service, without periodic maintenance. It really stands up, even under harsh operating conditions and frequent cycles.
Diamonized® Feed Tubes
Maintaining consistently high feed tube performance is important to the safe, efficient operation of any sootblower installation. The useful life of feed tubes is limited in part by friction wear of the packing as it repeatedly slides over the surface of the feed tubes which can cause cracking. B&W's Diamonized® feed tubes can help to extend feed tube and packing life, reduce maintenance and improve efficiency.
Dry Cooling Systems
Dry cooling technology, both air-cooled condensers (ACC) and air fin coolers (AFC), represent an increasingly substantial portion of B&W's SPIG® global technology applications, as water preservation is becoming a priority for plant owners and operators. This environmentally sound technology features no hot water discharge and requires little maintenance.
Dry Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP)
An established history of particulate control
B&W’s experience with electrostatic precipitator (ESP) technologies, both wet and dry, includes not only our established OEM experience base and expertise, but that gained through strategic acquisitions and licenses. Our experience includes more than 5000 worldwide ESP installations for the utility and industrial sectors in applications which utilize a wide range of worldwide fuels.
DynaDischarger® Furnace Ash Extractor
High availability with reduced risk of unplanned outages
B&W’s DynaDischarger® furnace ash extractor is designed to improve performance, lengthen time between normal maintenance, reduce unplanned outages, and increase worker safety. The DynaDischarger ash extractor can be designed for new boiler systems or retrofit onto existing boilers. Installation on existing units is typically completed during normal service shutdown periods.
DynaGrate Combustion Grate
State-of-the-Art Combustion Technology
The DynaGrate provides excellent performance with low maintenance costs due to a design technology that causes little wear. With the DynaGrate technology we can meet tomorrow's demands for waste-fired plants, which require a high level of accessibility, fuel flexibility, and energy recovery, under environmentally sound conditions.
Economizers (as well as air heaters) perform a key function in providing high overall boiler thermal efficiency by recovering low level (i.e., low temperature) energy from the flue gas. For each 40F (22C) that the flue gas is cooled by an economizer or air heater in a conventional boiler with air as the oxidant and normal excess air, the overall boiler efficiency typically increases by approximately 1%.
Lower fuel and operating costs. Lower parasitic power consumption. Reduced air emissions. These are just some of the results of improving overall plant efficiency. Strategies to improve plant efficiency and heat rate should begin with a thorough analysis and review of current plant conditions. B&W provides plant owners and operators with a wide range of services and technologies to do this.
Emissions Control for Pulp and Paper Mills
B&W is a leader in providing technology to help our customers meet the latest environmental requirements. We have the experience and expertise to design systems that minimize emissions such as particulates, NOx, SO2, CO and VOC.
Emissions Control Overview
B&W is an innovator and industry leader in providing advanced air emissions control and energy recovery equipment and technologies for power plants and industrial processes. Our engineered solutions control a wide range of pollutants and emissions, such as acid mists and gases including hydrogen chloride (HCl) and sulfur oxides (SOx), particulates, nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), mercury, and other hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).
Energy Recovery by Flue Gas Condensation
A proven and cost-effective method of recovering energy for a district or local heating grid is achieved by condensing the water in flue gases. By cooling the flue gas to below its dew point, it is possible to recover large quantities of latent heat. Our flue gas condensation solutions include condensing scrubbers, metallic condensers, water treatment, heat pumps and chillers.
The renewable energy transition is the ongoing change in how energy is produced which aims at reducing the reliance on fossil fuels by replacing with renewable energy. Energy transition laws and acts have been put into place to help slow and prevent climate change. B&W's dedication to providing better and more sustainable ways to generate power is nothing new for us. We’ve been doing it for more than 155 years.
Environmental Parts & Services
As a single-source supplier, B&W provides a complete package of integrated emissions control equipment upgrade and aftermarket services. We support environmental system upgrades, services and replacement parts for equipment originally supplied by B&W as well as other manufacturers.
ESP Parts and Service
B&W’s ESP aftermarket parts, services and upgrades can help reduce operating and maintenance costs, improve reliability and safety, and enhance overall performance and efficiency. We have experience with most OEMs, including PrecipTech, Hamon Research-Cottrell, Joy Western, Buell, BHA and GE.
Field Engineering Services
B&W responds to and solves our customers’ toughest challenges. From concept and commissioning to maintenance and modifications, we can help keep your equipment operating safely, reliably and efficiently. In addition to steam generation and related auxiliary equipment, our field engineers can provide expert support for emissions control systems, heat recovery steam generators, and other power plant equipment.
Flame Doctor® Burner Diagnostic System
For individual burner optimization
The Flame Doctor® burner diagnostic system provides real-time analysis for each burner on your boiler. It analyzes individual burner performance, identifies poorly performing burners, and provides a root cause diagnosis to help guide adjustments.
Fly Ash Systems
B&W’s Allen-Sherman-Hoff® fly ash systems are a reliable, low maintenance, cost-effective means of conveying and collecting fly ash from a boiler and its emissions control systems. Four basic types of pneumatic transport systems and related components are available from B&W depending on your specific application.
FocalPoint Optimization System
B&W's FocalPoint™ optimization system can provide key operational benefits, including among other things, increased boiler efficiency and reduced emissions. We use our proprietary combustion, performance and environmental models, developed from years of experience with engineering boilers and emissions control systems to customize tailored optimization schemes for your unit.
FPS Gas Horn Ignitor
The integrated electrical-mechanical components of the FPS gas horn igniter are designed to optimize performance in these key areas:
- Ignition reliability
- Flame stability
- Flame monitoring
FPS Gas Ignitor
Capacity: 1 to 35 million Btu/hr
Gas flow: 1,000 to 35,000 SCFH
Gas pressure: 5 to 25 psi
Combustion air: 85 to 250 SCFM @ 2 to 6 in. above furnace
FPS Oil Horn Ignitor
The integrated electrical-mechanical components of the FPS oil horn igniter are designed to optimize performance in these key areas:
- Ignition reliability
- Fuel atomization
- Flame stability
- Flame monitoring
FPS Oil Ignitor
Capacity: 4 to 20 million Btu/hr
Oil viscosity: 32 to 45 SSU (#2 oil)
Oil pressure: 40 to 120 psi
Atomizing air: 75 psi minimum; 85 to 90 psi desired
Combustion air: 80 to 200 SCFM @ 2 to 6 in. above furnace
FPS® control and automation systems covering all aspects of industrial control, are designed and manufactured by B&W. Engineered control systems are designed to provide continuous, reliable, precise control to meet each customer’s specific requirements. We have the experience and capability to design a complete plant-wide control system.
FPS® Electronic Level Indication
FPS® Aquarian® Equipment
B&W provides a wide range of FPS® electronic level indicator components and systems. Our Aquarian product line is a reliable, cost effective and versatile means of sensing water levels in a variety of high and low pressure applications, including boiler steam drums, feedwater heaters, HRSGs and many others.
FPS® Flame Scanners
Since 1981, more than 12,000 FPS® flame scanners have been supplied to industry, from our most basic ultraviolet (UV) scanners up to our more complex system incorporating Visible (VIS), Infrared (IR) and UV. Our latest Voodoo® line of flame scanners offers unsurpassed flame detection capabilities.
B&W leads the market in the supply, service and support of reliable ignition equipment, with an international installed base of over 11,000 FPS® ignitors, in a wide variety of burner designs and fuel applications. Installations range in size from single burner package boilers to the largest boilers in the world. Our largest installation was a 1300 MW boiler with 112 ignitors.
FPS® Ignitors, Scanners, Valves, Controls and Level Measurement
In February 2022, Fossil Power Systems (FPS) became part of the Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) family of steam generation and emissions control technologies. The acquisition is a natural extension of the long relationship the two companies have had since 1987 when B&W began serving as the exclusive supplier of FPS ignitors in the U.S.
FPS® Magnetic Level Indicator
FPS® Aquarian® Equipment
The FPS®Aquarian® 4000 Magnetic Level Indicator (MLI) is a new approach to level measurement. The MLI provides a totally leak-proof, non-invasive method to measure levels. This is especially advantageous when process fluids are dangerous or flammable. The isolation of the indicator from the process fluid also limits the amount of regular maintenance required for the indicator.
FPS® Valve Assemblies
Custom designed and fabricated fuel handling assemblies are available for use with gas, oil, air, water, steam and hydrogen service. Our fuel handling assemblies come complete with engineering services that include pipe and valve sizing, supply of shut-off and vent valves, pressure regulators, control valves, and all required instrumentation for code compliance and control system integration.
B&W is a leader in reliable, cost-effective, high-performance shut-off valve technology. Our automatic and manual shut-off valves are installed around the world in pulp and paper, petrochemical and power generation applications. FPS® valves provide low maintenance, leak proof and fail-safe operation.
FPS® Visual Level Gauge (Sight Glass)
FPS® Aquarian® Equipment
Visual gauges, commonly referred to as a Sight Glass or Level Gauge, is the only technology
available to provide “Direct” indication of steam drum water level, thus satisfying the ASME
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code requirements. B&W provides several variations of its Aquarian® water level gauges.
B&W has the experience and expertise to help customers evaluate the operational, technical and financial considerations associated with a potential fuel switch. As plant owners consider their options, we can assist in the evaluation of site-specific conditions and provide recommendations that represent the optimal balance of cost, schedule, performance and long-term availability.
Fuel Feeder Systems
Steady and continuous feeding of fuel in waste-to-energy plants is the key to stable operation, maximum efficiency, and lower operational and maintenance costs. Our fuel feeder systems require no waste pre-treatment, steady energy production, fuel flexibility, fire-resistant operation, and lower maintenance costs.
Gauges and Level Indicators
B&W provides quality original and replacement parts for a wide range of gauge and level indicators. We also provide sight glass, covers and bolts for most of the Diamond Power legacy products.
Heat Recovery Steam Generators
Building on more than 150 years of experience in steam generation, B&W combines our proven industry experience and expertise in thermal technology to provide advanced Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) technologies. We provide reliable HRSG systems, upgrades and replacement components such as harps (high pressure evaporators), headers, finned tubing and other pressure parts suitable for a wide range of combustion turbine applications.
Heat Transfer Sensors
Furnace heat transfer sensors play a vital role in successful furnace water cleaning applications. We have supplied more than 6,000 of our Diamond Power® heat transfer sensors. Their accuracy and reliability make them integral components in both water cleaning and intelligent sootblowing systems.
Hybrid Cooling Systems
B&W's SPIG® environmentally friendly wet/dry (hybrid) cooling towers are the optimal solution for plume abatement and water savings. Hybrid cooling towers are specifically designed to avoid visible plume in cold, humid ambient conditions and when local constraints require this technology, such as at airports, residential areas, etc. The main advantages are no plume visibility, cost effectiveness and high performance.
Interest around hydrogen utilization and carbon capture to facilitate decarbonization efforts has been gaining speed with new technologies, infrastructure, and policies being developed backed by strong public support. B&W has developed innovative hydrogen production and utilization technologies to take advantage of this source of clean energy.
Induction Heat Tube Extraction
Over time, fireside tube wastage typically results in the need to replace generating bank tubes, including the stub ends rolled into the tube seats of the steam and mud drums. B&W offers a proven solution that minimizes costs and boiler downtime and preserves the boiler drum shell.
Industrial/Water-Tube Package Boilers
We are a global leader in supplying a wide range of industrial water-tube boiler designs to meet targeted, challenging, long-lasting operational and performance goals for power and process applications. Our industrial water-tube package boilers, Stirling® and Towerpak® power boilers, and fluidized-bed boilers are custom engineered to each project’s unique specifications for varying inputs and desired outputs.
Live-Loaded Feed Tube Packing Gland
Excessive steam and condensate leakage in sootblower feed tubes can lead to high operating and maintenance costs. We developed a solution to maintain constant concentric packing load to assure a tight seal at all times. A wave spring provides immediate response to dynamic conditions during the entire operating cycle, even compensating for packing wear.
Long-Term Energy Storage
As installations of intermittent renewable wind and solar power sources increase, long-term energy storage (LTES) will become more important. Technologies will need to evolve to enable systems with storage capacities targeting 10, 20 and even longer hours. B&W is actively engaged in advancing energy storage technologies for both short-term immediate deployment opportunities and long-term systems up to 100 hours.
Mercury and HAPs Control
B&W has been actively involved in research and development, demonstration programs and implementation of mercury control systems since the early 1990s. We can tailor a multi-faceted solution that considers many variables, such as the existing or planned emissions control system, fuel, flue gas composition, flyash characteristics, stack mercury limits and many other operational factors.
Multiclone® Dust Collectors
B&W's Multiclone® dust collector system is a simple and efficient multiple tube cyclonic collector. It combines low maintenance, long collecting tube life, reliable operation and a modular design with the versatility for use in a variety of industrial and utility applications.
Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems are the technology of choice as the most effective method of post-combustion NOx reduction. As a leader in providing complete project packages our extensive experience includes both new and retrofit applications. In certain applications, B&W’s selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) technology can be deployed as a relatively low capital cost solution.
Optimus™ Engineered Products
B&W’s line of Optimus™ engineered products are custom designed, then fabricated in our Chanute, Kansas, manufacturing facility. We provide a wide range of waste heat recovery and heat transfer equipment for process industries worldwide, including sulfuric acid plants, thermal oxidation systems, process gas coolers and sulfur recovery.
Overfire Air Systems
B&W’s dual zone overfire air (OFA) ports provide an online means to stage the introduction of air into the combustion process for more effective NOx control. A sliding sleeve damper allows the regulation of air to each port. Cutting the amount of air supplied to the burners causes a fuel rich/oxygen lean zone to develop; NOx is suppressed and reduced as it passes through the fuel rich zone.
OxyBright™ Oxygen Combustion
B&W has developed the advanced OxyBright™ oxygen combustion technology for steam generation. By utilizing oxygen for combustion, the flue gas is primarily CO2 and can be captured for transportation or other uses. The oxy-fuel combustion process can be applicable to coal, natural gas, biomass, waste or oil-fired units.
Water-tube Package and Industrial Boilers
B&W’s line of industrial package boilers represents more than 150 years of ingenuity and experience, providing dependable performance for a wide range of industries and applications. The unique designs offered by a wide range of models and configurations provide our customers with flexible options and features to meet any steam generation demand.
Particulate and Acid Mists
Depending on the application, B&W can provide proven solutions for particulate and acid mist control including both wet and dry electrostatic precipitators (ESP), pulse jet fabric filters, industrial dust collectors and wet gas scrubbers for refinery FCCs.
Parts, Services and Upgrades
B&W provides quality parts, components and system upgrades for a wide range of plant equipment, including steam generation systems, auxiliary equipment such as ash handling and boiler cleaning, cooling systems and emissions control equipment. We also provide onsite field engineering services and construction.
Port Rodders, Liquor Gun Cleaners And Dampers
B&W's Diamond Power recovery boiler components are proven to provide a wide range of benefits that can optimize boiler performance. Our recovery boiler solutions include the dependable SprayRod™ liquor gun cleaner, FlexRod® port rodder, and Velocity Wing™ air flow damper.
Progressive Helix Mechanism (PHM)
B&W's Diamond Power® Progressive Helix Mechanism (PHM) is a precision, geared indexing mechanism that shifts the nozzle starting position by a known amount each cycle. With this, hundreds of operating cycles are required before the nozzle repeats the same cleaning path, providing more complete cleaning coverage and reduced tub damage.
Pulp & Paper
Leading Clean Power Production Systems for the Pulp & Paper Industry
Babcock & Wilcox has served the pulp & paper industry by providing a wide range of clean power production technologies and aftermarket support services including black liquor recovery boilers and associated equipment, system and component upgrades, spare and replacement parts, and field engineering services.
Pulp & Paper Burners and Ignitors
B&W’s innovative LM2100® burner eliminates the cleanliness issues and burner tip heat damage often experienced with stationary burners because it is retracted when not in the firing position. The fuel element can be quickly inserted for fast start-ups. Our FPS® ignition equipment is available for a wide variety of burner designs and fuel applications, including recovery boilers.
Pulp Mill Upgrades
In pulp and paper mills worldwide, B&W recovery and power boiler upgrades are meeting today's demands for improved operating unit performance, increased solids processing capacity, and emissions levels. Based on your mill’s goals and operation requirements, B&W will develop the most productive and cost-effective approach with a timely project schedule.
Pulse Jet Fabric Filters / Baghouses
B&W provides cost-effective control of particulate emissions with our proven pulse jet fabric filter (baghouse) technology. We have provided some of the largest and lowest emission fabric filters in the world for a variety of industries including steam generating boilers that utilize a variety of fossil and biomass-based fuels, waste-to-energy, steel, cement and incineration.
Pulverizer / Mill Upgrades
A wide range of modifications and upgrades are available for your B&W Roll Wheel™ roller-type or E/EL ball-and-race pulverizers. These new components and technologies can be retrofitted onto existing pulverizers to provide you with the latest designs and operating benefits which can increase availability and reliability and reduce maintenance.
Reliable coal pulverizer performance is essential for sustained full-load operation of today's power plants. From our original E/EL ball-and-race type pulverizers for lower capacity applications, to the latest B&W Roll Wheel™ pulverizer capable of grinding up to 230,000 pounds of coal per hour (104,300 kg/hr), we set the standard for high availability, reliability and low maintenance.
Renewable Aftermarket Services
Multi-brand aftermarket capabilities
Throughout the lifetime of a waste-to-energy or biomass energy plant there will be many reasons to call a service specialist. And not just for service, but for plant improvements, upgrades, troubleshooting, and maintenance activities, too. Our expert technical aftermarket capabilities include a wide range of services to help keep your facility functioning smoothly and productively, both for short-term and long-term plant operation.
Renewable Energy Boilers
When we developed our first waste-to-energy plant in 1930, it revolutionized waste disposal techniques. Over the years, our waste-to-energy, biomass and multi-fuel technologies have been incorporated in more than 500 production lines in more than 30 countries.
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems
B&W's extensive experience, advanced technology and full-scope capabilities make our selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems the equipment of choice for reducing NOx by some of the cleanest and most efficient utilities and industrial facilities in operation.
B&W’s regional service centers are strategically located across the United States and Mexico to serve our customers. A wide range of rebuild, refurbishing and inventory services are available to meet your specific needs while minimizing lead times and costs. Our service centers can provide the support you need for continued efficient and profitable plant operation.
Short-Term Energy Storage
B&W has partnered with Eos Energy Enterprises (Eos) to deploy the next generation of energy storage solutions. This proven, safe and flexible energy storage solution diversifies the product offerings of the B&W Renewable segment and strengthens our leadership role as a trusted supplier of energy and environmental solutions.
Site Services for Diamond Power® and Allen-Sherman-Hoff® Products
Through a dedicated team of professionals, B&W provides 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.
The design, installation and maintenance of smelt spouts, used to discharge liquid smelt from the furnace to the dissolving tank, are important to the safe, reliable operation of recovery boilers. Our latest innovation is a new, boiler wall-mounted hood enclosure design available for our 15- and 30-degree insertable spouts.
SO2 & Acid Gases
B&W offers a variety of solutions for the removal of acid gases such as sulfur oxides (SO2 and SO3), hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrogen fluoride (HF) and other hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Our solutions include wet FGD systems, dry sorbent injection, spray dryer absorbers, circulating dry scrubbers, and wet gas scrubbers for refinery FCCs.
Solar Construction Solutions
B&W offers forward-thinking solar solutions and the highest quality construction services. Our solar expertise is demonstrated in the reliability of our system design and construction, verified solar production and optimized system integration.
SolveBright™ Carbon Capture
Post-Combustion CO2 Scrubbing
B&W's SolveBright™ post-combustion carbon capture process is solvent neutral, meaning we can design systems adapted to customers' unique applications and requirements. With more than 50 years of experience with flue gas treatment systems and integrated emissions control, we understand the challenges of integrating post-combustion carbon capture technologies into a plant.
Sootblower Replacement Parts and Upgrades
B&W provides high performance boiler cleaning products, parts and upgrades for our Diamond Power® sootblowers as well as most other brands, including Clyde-Bergemann and Copes Vulcan. Our Assured Stock Program® inventory management system is available to plan your specific material requirements and minimize inventory levels.
B&W is the original equipment manufacturer of all Diamond Power® boiler cleaning equipment, sootblowers, systems and replacement parts. Using superheated steam, saturated steam, compressed air or water, our sootblowers are trusted to remove deposits, prevent plugging of gas passes and maintain boiler efficiency. Our specialized designs and configurations meet customer needs for sootblower precision, reliability and efficiency.
B&W's Titanium sootblowing controls and intelligent sootblowing systems provide robust, reliable and easy-to-use boiler cleaning control. No matter which option you choose, all our Titanium control and ISB system options can easily upgrade or replace your existing sootblowing control system and can be installed on B&W and non-B&W boilers, regardless of the original sootblower manufacturer.
Sorbent Injection Systems
As part of our complete line of multi-pollutant control technologies, B&W’s dry sorbent injection (DSI) systems provide a low-cost solution to address all acid gas emissions. Our DSI systems provide a low-cost solution to capture acid gases, either separately or combined.
SPIG® Cooling Systems Overview
B&W's SPIG® product line includes wet and dry cooling systems as well as hybrid cooling solutions as dictated by site-specific requirements. Since 1936, we have designed, engineered and installed many state-of-the-art cooling system projects for a wide range of industries.
Spiral Wound Universal Pressure Boiler
Having supplied more than 165 supercritical boilers, including the world’s first boiler using supercritical technology in 1957, you can trust B&W to deliver the highest quality steam generation equipment. Our proven spiral wound supercritical designs can meet today’s demand for highly efficient, variable pressure steam conditions.
SpoutRunner Smelt Spout Cleaner
The SpoutRunner™ system automates the rodding of smelt for the safety of pulp and paper mill personnel. Simple to operate, it consists of a hinged pneumatic drive that, when activated, uses gravity and pneumatic force to travel up and down the spout with a custom-designed cleaning head that safely and reliably clears the smelt away.
Spray Dryer Absorber (SDA)
SDA systems are designed for utility boilers typically burning low to medium sulfur coals, smaller utility applications and combined HCl and SO2 control on waste-to-energy units. B&W’s typical SDA system installations typically operate at 90 to 95 percent SO2 removal eﬃciency, with some plants running as high as 98 percent.
SQ-300i Hybrid AVC ESP Control
B&W’s SQ-300®i Hybrid automatic voltage control (AVC) for electrostatic precipitators (ESP) can control either a conventional, single-phase transformer rectifier (T/R) set or a low ESP voltage ripple, 3-phase T/R set. The SQ-300i Hybrid AVC is an integral component of the precipitator control system.
B&W’s Stirling® boiler has provided dependable steam to industry for more than 100 years. Since 1960 B&W has sold more than 240 Stirling power boilers that are providing more than 75 million lb/h steam flow, burning a wide variety of fuels. A proven and flexible design has made the Stirling power boiler adaptable for applications in a variety of industries.
Subcritical Radiant Boilers
Our extensive worldwide experience in designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing more than 700 RB boilers gives our customers the reliability and dependability they demand. B&W's RB boiler incorporates natural circulation which takes advantage of the density difference between water in the downcomers and the steam/water mixture in the furnace tubes.
Submerged Grind Conveyor System
B&W’s new submerged grind conveyor offers a simplified and cost-effective system that meets zero-discharge bottom ash removal requirements with consideration to each unique plant layout. This patented, proven technology simplifies installation and operation for superior ash handling.
B&W's supercritical and ultra-supercritical boiler designs offer the flexibility and reliability to meet the most demanding steam generation needs of our customers. Our supercritical and ultra-supercritical boilers are designed to take full advantage of variable pressure turbine operation.
Titanium® Intelligent Sootblowing (ISB) System
ISB systems are proven tools for increasing efficiency and maximizing unit output. B&W’s Titanium® performance-based ISB system optimizes boiler heating surfaces while helping to reduce costs. It is powerful, yet easy-to-use and is built upon B&W’s extensive boiler design experience and the Diamond Power boiler cleaning experience.
Titanium® Sootblowing Controls
Our Titanium® sootblower control system is an easy-to-use and cost-effective boiler cleaning control solution. It is fully functional for remote control of your boiler cleaning through a touch-screen interface, or can be integrated with your boiler’s distributed control system (DCS). Titanium control users can operate up to 300 devices with 70 programmable sequences.
B&W’s Towerpak® boiler is a version of our Stirling® power boiler designed for the lower capacities often required by industrial plants. It incorporates many of the design and manufacturing technology features of the Stirling boiler, including furnace construction details, convection surface design and circulation enhancements.
B&W's tube sleeving system is a viable alternative to tube plugging and a cost savings strategy for utility, pulp and paper and petrochemical industries. Our sleeves are thin-walled metallic tube inserts made of highly durable alloys. The sleeves are expanded -- either mechanically, hydraulically or a hybrid of the two -- into existing damaged tube ends, adding years of service to your equipment.
B&W is a leading supplier of turnaround and capital project services for customers in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas refining, petrochemical, electric utility, pulp and paper, and other industrial process industries. Through experience, unique execution strategies, complex methodologies and specialty services, we have the depth of knowledge necessary to safely deliver a successful project.
Universal Pressure Boiler (UP®)
A once-through boiler for supercritical applications, usually applied to systems with a capacity of 400 MW or larger; the design features a water-cooled dry bottom furnace, superheater, reheater, economizer, and air heater components — designed for variable superheater pressure load cycling and base load operation.
Shortly after our establishment in 1867, we designed the world's first installed utility boiler. B&W boilers now provide more than 300,000 MW of generating capacity in approximately 60 countries. Since then, we've designed and constructed many supercritical and and ultra-supercritical power plants using technology representing the most advanced steam cycle conditions commercially available today.
Vertical Tube Universal Pressure Boiler (VTUP™)
A once-through boiler for supercritical applications, usually applied to systems with a capacity of 400 MW or larger; the design features a water-cooled dry-bottom furnace, superheater, reheater, economizer, and air heater components — designed for both base load and full boiler variable pressure load cycling operation as well as on/off cycling operation.
Proper, turbulent mixing of the flue gases in the boiler furnace provides a better combustion process and burn-out in the gas phase. With the B&W Volund VoluMix™ system, all of the primary air passes through the narrow gap between the grate bars, creating a strong, turbulent combustion zone. The system is installed at the inlet of the first pass.
Vølund Combustion Grates
The air-cooled Vølund™ grate from B&W is one of the most dependable waste-to-energy grates available. It is designed for highly efficient continuous combustion of household waste, including lower calorific waste, and can withstand very high temperatures with a long operational life.
Waste Incineration Emissions Control
Flue gas cleaning systems reduce atmospheric emissions of substances that are hazardous to the environment and health, including heavy metals, dioxins and substances that cause acidification and eutrophication. We offer subsystems and fully assembled systems for both new or existing installations, to clean flue gases generated by the incineration of hazardous municipal and industrial waste and the combustion of biofuels.
Waste to Energy Technologies
B&W provides a wide range of advanced technologies, components and upgrades for energy-from-waste combustion plants. Our latest innovations include highly efficient boilers, combustion grates and ash extraction systems, waste fuel feeders, water-cooled furnace wear zones and air systems.
Water-Cooled Wear Zones
Water-cooled wear zones are a revolutionary, efficient, and economical way to improve operational accessibility and productivity for waste-fired power plants. Experiences from the plants where we have installed water-cooled wear zones show that the total annual energy production has increased significantly – in many cases by as much as 25-30%.
Wet Cooling Systems
B&W's SPIG® natural draft and induced or forced draft wet cooling tower systems can be designed for a wide range of project requirements such as high seismic and wind loads, vibration control, corrosion resistance, low-noise emission, sub-freezing operation and fresh, geothermal, sewer or sea water applications. Cooling tower structures can be customized using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP), precast or cast in situ concrete, steel or wood.
Wet Electrostatic Precipitators (WESP)
For fine particulate, condensables and acid mist collection, B&W’s wet electrostatic precipitator (ESP) system design is based on our extensive experience with a wide range of industrial, refinery and power applications, including more than 5000 ESP installations, worldwide.
Wet FGD Scrubbers
B&W’s proven technology, flexibility of design options and advanced features of our wet flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems help to reduce emissions in new or retrofit applications. Our scrubbers, have operated efficiently, economically and reliably since 1971. As a multi-pollutant control device, B&W’s wet scrubbers can remove up to 99% SO2 and also help control filterable (solid) particulate, acid mist and mercury.
Wet Gas Scrubbers for Refinery FCCs
The proven wet gas scrubbing (WGS) technology removes particulates and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from refinery fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units by intimate mixing of flue gases with an aqueous scrubbing liquid.
Zero Liquid Discharge
For coal-fired power generation applications, B&W's spray dryer offers true zero liquid discharge (ZLD) by using the latent heat of the boiler flue gas to evaporate the entire wet FGD waste stream. Building on our expertise in spray drying for SO2 control, B&W developed ZLD spray dryers for owners and operators of existing coal plants who are evaluating options for wet FGD wastewater.