Pulp & Paper

Pulp & Paper Industry Solutions
for more efficient, cleaner, safer, reliable mill operation

Meeting energy and environmental goals for maximized efficiency and reliability with minimized emissions requires a sourcing partner that understands the complex business and process requirements of the pulp and paper industry.

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) developed the first Kraft recovery boiler with G.H. Tomlinson in 1929, and has continued to improve and deliver a best-in-class suite of products and services for the world’s best-run mills. Providing the highest levels of quality, value, reliability and customer satisfaction is in our fiber.

Technology Solutions

Recovery Boilers             

Pulp & Paper Mill

With North America’s largest installed base and more than 350 recovery boilers worldwide, B&W is committed to the Pulp & Paper industry by helping today's energy intensive mills maintain reliable, efficient and sustainable operations.

Recovery Boiler Port Rodders & Dampers

FlexRod Port Rodder

As a recognized leader in low pressure boiler cleaning and unique rodding solutions, B&W's Diamond Power®  recovery boiler cleaning solutions are proven to save steam and energy.  Solutions include our IK line of sootblowers, FlexRod® Port Rodder and integrated Velocity Wing™ air flow damper for uninterrupted flow of air through ports and minimized pressure variation.

Environmental Solutions    

Environmental solutions for pulp and paper

Our environmental systems reduce atmospheric emissions of contaminant gases and particulate matter to address stringent emission regulations.  Solutions include particulate and acid gas scrubbing, dry and wet particulate removal technologies, in addition to heavy metals, dioxins and furans, Hg and CO control solutions for MACT compliance.

Power Steam Boilers

B&W Power Steam Boilers

B&W fluidized-bed, stoker and water-tube power and package boilers can be an integral part of mill operations using waste wood, oil, natural gas or multi-fuels.

Focused on Safety

Safety & Service Bulletins

Target Zero is a program that reflects B&W's commitment to the overall safety of each employee. We are dedicated to preventing accidents and their associated costs by averting, eliminating or mitigating unsafe acts and conditions, and by responding properly to natural disasters and emergency situations.

Cooling Systems

Cooling Systems

B&W SPIG custom-engineered wet and dry cooling systems are designed for a diverse array of applications and environments.  And, we offer a complete range of cooling system aftermarket services for B&W SPIG and other OEM designs.

Proven Experience

Emergency Power Boiler Replacement


Emergency Power Boiler Replacement

Louisiana, USA

After the mill’s non-B&W power boiler caught fire and was destroyed, B&W was selected to rebuild a new steam generating unit on a tight schedule. Within a year, we engineered, supplied, constructed and commissioned the start-up of a 705,000 lbs/hr natural gas-fired industrial boiler.

Boiler and Environmental Upgrades


Boiler and Environmental Upgrades

Quebec, Canada

We supplied a complete overhaul of the power and recovery boilers for the mill’s restart. The project included replacing a portion of the recovery boiler’s lower furnace, repairing and refurbishing the power boiler, and upgrading the precipitator, evaporators and tanks to improve operations and maintenance.

Furnace Bottom Replacement


Furnace Bottom Replacement

New Brunswick, Canada

To address smelt leaks that forced downtime and unsafe conditions, we engineered, manufactured and constructed a replacement recovery semi-decanting-style floor, lowered to provide approximately 10 feet of frozen smelt coverage, and upgraded the evaporator for safer, energy-saving and more efficient operation.

Burners and Lighters Upgrade


Burners and Lighters Upgrade

Georgia, USA

To replace its recovery boiler’s abandoned oil burners, B&W supplied a mill with three natural gas LM2100 load burners and Class 1 FPS gas lighters. The burners raise boiler pressure and supplement steam generation during the recovery process, eliminating the need for the mill’s power boiler.

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