Boiler water treatment is critical to ensuring your boiler is operating as efficiently as possible, and no proper water treatment program is complete without a thorough understanding of the feedwater setup. A crucial step in preparing the feedwater for the boiler is preheating and deaerating the water in a separate vessel directly upstream of the boiler.
Feedwater tanks are heated storage tanks that do not have a specific deaerating section and operate at atmospheric pressure. In addition to being a feedwater reservoir, these tanks also act as condensate receivers, cold-water makeup locations and as a point for chemical injection.
A $12 million contract to refurbish a recovery boiler for a U.S. manufacturing facility was awarded to Babcock & Wilcox. B&W’s scope includes the design and manufacture of a steam drum, furnace, superheater, generating bank, air system, economizer and other components.
Valmet will supply a biomass-fired boiler and a flue-gas treatment plant to BS Energy's combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Braunschweig, Germany. The biomass-fired CHP plant will produce approximately 20 MW of electricity starting in early 2022.
Superior Boiler received a contract for a major boiler-room expansion at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Hutchinson, Kan.-based company will supply two watertube boilers with a square furnace. Each boiler is designed to deliver up to 85,000 lb/hr of steam capability.
Babcock & Wilcox formed a strategic collaboration with John Zink Hamworthy Combustion. The agreement pairs John Zink Hamworthy Combustion’s Coen burners with Babcock & Wilcox water-tube package boilers. The arrangement allows both companies to market the combined burner and boiler solution to their customers.
Trimac Industrial Systems, Bonner Springs, Kan., added Dan Cordial as sales engineer. Cordial has 30 years industrial capital equipment experience with roles in sales, design and project management in paint, powder applications and finishing systems.
Replacing non-functioning boiler systems — pressurized vessels placed in a facility to heat water — can take quite a bit of time. Enter the boiler-bypass system: a non-pressurized system that sits outside a facility or building. It heats up hot water, which then goes through the heat exchanger inside the building. Such units can be deployed rapidly and are scalable.