Boiler Tube Articles

  • Chemical cleaning guide - Case study

    Purpose This plant service bulletin provides guidelines to owners and operators on when to chemically clean boilers and steam generating equipment. Background Though current standard water treatment practices may be followed, the internal surfaces of boiler waterside components (including supply tubes, headers and drums) can accumulate deposits over a period ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • UP Boiler mix stud plate cracking - Case study

    Purpose Advise customers to inspect for cracks in wall tubes in the furnace enclosure mix areas of UP boilers that were designed prior to 1973. Several recent inspections have revealed stud plate deterioration and cracking, which has propagated into the tube wall, typically at the termination of the stud plate or membrane weld. Problem Figure 1 shows the "H" ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Case study - Ljusdal Energi, Sweden

    At Ljusdal Energy, a shell & tube-condenser is installed. The technique takes a bit more space and gives almost the same performance as a lamella type. However, the customer desired tube technology. The condenser will handle the flue gases of two boilers that can be in operation independently. Boiler: 2×10 MW Fuel: Biofuels ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Chemically Inclined: The Case for Clean Boilers

    Boiler cleaning is something most companies don’t want to think about — if boilers are working within operational limits it’s often easier to keep up with smaller preventative maintenance (PM) tasks but put off a total chemical clean ...

  • Scaling vs. Corrosion: Why It Matters for Your Boiler Feedwater System

    When using boilers for an industrial plant and process, one of the most important things to implement is the appropriate treatment of the boiler feedwater before it has a chance to scale and corrode equipment. Before beginning any process with a boiler, understanding the makeup and return water chemistry/characteristics, the manufacturer’s requirements for the boiler (what pressure it ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Tuning Your Boiler for EPA Boiler MACT Compliance

    The EPA’s Boiler MACT regulations are heating up. Boiler MACT is an EPA rule to limit hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from commercial and industrial boilers and process heaters. Originally proposed in 2011 as a mandate driven by the Clean Air Act,  the rules are Area Source Boiler MACT 40 CFR 63, subpart JJJJJJ for smaller boilers (stores, hotels, apartments, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Boiler Film Forming Amines Hydrocarbon Engineering

    A good treatment programme for boiler feed water is crucial to the smooth operation of steam generators. Faulty treatment can cause damage to the plant, with attendant high costs. Traditional treatment programmes have three components: oxygen scavengers, alkalising amines, and phosphate. In a treatment programme based on film forming amines (FFAs), the functions of both oxygen scavenger and ...


    By Kurita

  • Cleaning effect of Cetamine V217 in municipal housing complex treatment - Case Study

    Cleaning effect of Cetamine treatment 1. KEYWORDS Cetamine, boiler, heating system, cleaning, municipal housing 2. BACKGROUND This case study is based on an application in a municipal housing complex. The steam is used to heating buildings on a campus. The boilers got very little attention from the onsite staff. The softener was ...


    By Kurita

  • Tips of installing the coal fired hot water boiler

    After buying an coal fired hot water boiler as being the heat power, the other thing the enterprise should think about is to install it. As all of those other boilers, the installation work likewise need the customer’s attention. Because the installation quality is directly connected ...


  • Mining landfills and using the methane & garbage for Energy

    The revolutionary process of turning all waste into energy using RCBC Global Inc. technology will change the way we handle waste for the rest of time. RCBC has the power to mine existing landfills and use the garbage and methane for energy. We have a unique, tried and true system. It has had 30 months worth of tesing on 61 different fuels. These test results have proven to have a much lesser ...


    By RCBC Global Inc

  • Case study - Be modern invest in biomass boilers

    As one of the UK’s largest fireplace manufacturers and suppliers of bathroom furniture, Be Modern is an established Group of Companies based in the North East that employs over 350 skilled workers. Established in 1964 the group supplies products across the UK to a wide and diverse customer base as well as exporting products across Europe. With over 500,000 square foot of manufacturing ...


    By Mawera (UK) Ltd

  • Boiler mact compliance at Boise Wallula case study

    Lundberg Helped Boise Wallula Reduce Emissions with a Geoenergy E-Tube WET ESP A major pulp and paper supplier in the northwest was in need of a cost effective solution to reduce their particulate emissions from a biomass fired boiler. Lundberg provided a Geoenergy Wet ESP to meet their needs. The result was a ten fold decrease in particulate emissions and they now meet current Boiler MACT ...


    By Lundberg, LLC

  • How to protect the superheater of industrial boiler

    Superheater is the heating surface that heats the saturated steam into the superheated steam in corresponding pressure.To improve the thermal efficiency of circle of the ...


  • BTC coatings for trouble-free Boiler Operation

    In April 2014, the CastoLab® Division of Eutectic Canada performed an on-site coating contract for a Steel Mill. The work was performed on a critical section of the Fume Extraction Ducting: a series of water cooled tubes which remove heat from the exhaust fumes exiting the drop box. Conveyed within the ducting is hot ash debris which is corrosive and very abrasive. In this particular job, the ...


    By Castolin Eutectic

  • Power Plant Improves Operating Efficiency with Culligan Matrix Solutions

    Challenge A large chemical manufacture was challenged with boiler tube failures in its power plant, resulting in costly repairs and down time. The boiler tube failures were a result of the incoming water quality to the power plant. Until recently, the boiler make-up water was treated with a combination of carbon media filtration and softening. As a result less than 50% of condensate was ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • Controlling Scale Deposition and Industrial Fouling

    It costs US industry billions of dollars a year to control and remove the limescale that builds up in industrial equipment such a heat exchangers, evaporative coolers, boilers, chillers and other water fed equipment. Oil wells, for example, face significant scaling problems from the highly mineralized water that are extracted with the oil. Limescale not only increases downtime, maintenance ...

  • The advantage of speed for damper drive applications - Case Study

    Overview There certainly is no substitute for speed. In nature, on the athletic field or on the computer, superior speed makes all the difference. Pneumatic-powered damper drives are excellent choices for speed sensitive installations. There are no motor windings or gear sets that can compete on pure speed applications the way a quick acting pnuematic drive can react. For combustion air and ...


    By Rotork

  • Care, management and maintenance of Older boilers - Case study

    Background In May 2000 Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) presented a paper to the International Conference on Life Management and Life Extension of Power Plants entitled: Standard Recommendations for Pressure Part Inspection during a Boiler Life Extension Program (#BR-1701). Three years earlier, B&W PGG published a similar paper for industrial boilers ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Chemical cleaning is cost-effective, efficient

    Chemical cleaning is an important offering within Clean Harbors’ portfolio of industrial cleaning/maintenance services for refineries, petrochemical processors and other process manufacturers. Along with high-pressure cleaning, pigging, Tech Sonic sound wave cleaning and other technologies, chemical leaning is a safe, efficient and cost-effective way to remove corrosion, deposits, residual ...


    By Clean Harbors

  • High purity boiler make-up water for esso thailand

    The Facility The Esso refinery is located in Sriracha, Thailand approximately 50 miles south of Bangkok. Due to increased refinery demands, Esso embarked on a facility expansion to more than double the refinery’s production capacity. The Problem The expansion plan required additional high purity water to be used for boiler make-up. With the existing ...

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