Technology evaluation for a waste-fuel-based circulating fluidized-bed project
A comparative technology evaluation is made of competing technologies - pulverized coal (PC), stoker-fired and circulating fluidized-bed boilers - for firing high-ash waste coal. Operating experience from Ukraine and India indicates that PC-fired boilers burning high-ash waste coal can be repowered with circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) technology. This has been necessary due to poor boiler availability, equipment deterioration, ash content variation in the fuel, and increasingly stringent emissions regulations. Due to these considerations, CFB technology was selected for Ebensburg Power Company`s high-ash waste coal project. The 55 MW B&W CFB boiler at Ebensburg Power, Pennsylvania, USA has successfully fired high-ash waste coal since May 1991. Operating experience of the Ebensburg CFB boiler, including availability, maintenance, and emissions is discussed.
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- Conference: 10. annual fluidized bed conference, Jacksonville, FL (United States), 14-15 Nov 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of Tenth annual fluidized bed conference; PB: 198 p.
- Council of Industrial Boiler Owners, Burke, VA (United States)
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- 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; FLUIDIZED BED BOILERS; MAINTENANCE; OPERATION; AVAILABILITY; COAL FINES; FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION; PULVERIZED FUELS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; SCRUBBERS