B&W Products


Reliable coal pulverizer performance is essential for sustained full-load operation of today's power plants. An effective pulverizer must be capable of handling a wide variety of coals and accommodating load swings in utility boilers as large as 1,300 MW. B&W's pulverizers, found at power stations throughout the world, use an optimized design, reserve capacity and proprietary wear materials that set the standard for high availability, reliability and low maintenance.

Every B&W pulverizer is built with a commitment to quality, durability and operational excellence:
• Operates a minimum of 3,000 hours between internal inspections
• Maintains fineness and capacity throughout the wear life of the grinding elements
• Accepts and grinds a wide variety of coal types
• Requires a minimum number of replacement parts
• Allows for easy maintenance through a single, large access door
• Includes capabilities to manually or automatically change spring loading and/or coal fineness
• Utilizes the most advanced wear and erosion protection

Today, with more than 1,100 B&W Roll Wheel pulverizers sold worldwide and six different sizes burning a variety of coals, B&W has the proven design and operating experience to meet your specific project requirements. This performance has made the B&W Roll Wheel pulverizer the pulverizer of choice for coal-fired boiler operators and owners.


B&W Pulverizers

Project / Case Feature Items

In 2015, B&W and Magotteaux formed a strategic alliance to provide world-class wear material products and services to customers around the globe. Through the alliance, we can offer:

  • Metallurgical expertise and patented technologies for specialty alloys and composite materials, so your equipment has greater performance and longer life
  • Proven and customized technology and parts for mills of varied OEMs, fuels, wear materials (low chrome, high chrome, ceramic)
  • Xwin® technology that extends running life of tires and segments, increases time between maintenance cycles, reduces O&M costs, lengthens consistency of grinding profiles and reduces power consumption
  • Worldwide safety- and quality-certified manufacturing facilities, replacement parts stocking programs, and a network of field service engineers for reliable, responsive service

Millmerran Power Station – Queensland, Australia

Babcock & Wilcox supplied two pulverized coal-fired supercritical boilers and related equipment to help meet Australia’s growing energy demand. Related equipment supplied: 


B&W Parts and Services for CE-Type Pulverizers / Mills

Pulverizer / Mill replacement parts

  • Vane wheel assembly
  • Upper and lower bowl skirt
  • Journal
  • Journal head liner assembly
  • Grinding rolls
  • Grinding segments – weld overlay, high chrome, Xwin material technology
  • Trunion assembly
  • Steel bowl
  • Mill liners
  • Millside access doors
  • Gearbox worm gear
  • Main shaft
  • Classifier

Mill services

  • Assured Stock Program® inventory management
  • Journal rebuilds
  • Technical support services

B&W parts for CE Pulverizer / Mill

Bowl Hub

Bull Rings

Classifier Assembly


Grinding Rolls

Ribbed, weld overlay, high chrome, Xwin® material technology


Standard and extended life journal bearing
assembly (upgrade from OEM design)

Mill Drive

Steel Bowl

Vane Wheel Assembly

upgrade from OEM design

New Build

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) projects, new build
We consistently demonstrate the ability to successfully execute innovative solutions for our customers, from new equipment to large, complex full-scope engineering and construction projects.

Upgrades / Retrofits

Upgrades and Retrofits by B&W
Modifying, improving and maintaining existing equipment are vital considerations for the long-term viability and profitability of all operations.

Parts / Services

Babcock & Wilcox Parts and Service Support
An extensive network of worldwide regional service centers, field service engineers and technical support personnel are available to provide the customized service and aftermarket solutions for your requirements.