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.
Burning cleaner hydrogen in industrial processes results in lower-carbon intensive byproducts from the combustion process. Hydrogen can comprise 100% of the input fuel or be combined with other readily available fuels.
BrightGen technology can be retrofit onto existing equipment or provided with new installations to fire hydrogen efficiently and safely.
When considering the potential for fuel switching from a solid or gaseous fuel, and integrating hydrogen into the combustion process, B&W conducts a complete evaluation of the entire boiler system. This includes all combustion equipment such as burners, ignitors, flame scanners and fuel trains.
We also conduct boiler performance evaluations for potential changes in heating surfaces such as superheaters and reheaters, the possible addition of flue gas recirculation, attemperator capacity, and furnace tube metal integrity. A review of the air system includes fans, air heaters, air ducts and overfire air systems.
Finally, all boiler control and automation systems, including the burner management system (BMS), are evaluated and upgraded as required.