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Natural Gas Conversions of Existing Coal-Fired Boilers By F.J. Binkiewicz Jr., PE; R.J. Kleisley; B.E. McMahon; J.E. Monacelli; D.A. Roth; and D.K. Wong Electric utilities are always searching for ways to minimize costs, improve availability, and reduce emissions. Recent changes in the price of natural gas have made that fuel economically attractive, and it has  [ Read More ]

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Innovations in Air Heater Design Produce Performance and Reliability Improvements By Stephen K. Storm; John Guffre, PE; and Andrea Zucchelli, PhD (Courtsy of  Coal Power Mag) Advancements in air quality control system design and sootblower technology have allowed the power industry to become more fuel flexible—but, in some cases, at the expense of plant reliability.  [ Read More ]

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By Kevin Patton, Vince Morehead, and Charlie Breeding, PE San Miguel Electric Cooperative Inc. owns a single-unit power plant located about an hour south of San Antonio, near Christine, Texas. Its Unit 1 is a 440-MW lignite-fired boiler with a history of unscheduled shutdowns and outages caused by clinker formation. Clinkers would accumulate in the  [ Read More ]

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German 1.1-GW Staudinger Coal Plant Gets Green Light The German state governing council of Hesse last week partially approved a 1.1-GW coal-fired power plant proposed for construction by Germany firm E.ON at its Staudinger site. If E.ON receives clearance for actual operation of the plant, the plant will be the sixth block at the site,  [ Read More ]

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Improve Furnace Reducing Atmosphere Using Fuel/Air Ratio Control By Bill Kirkenir and Dave Earley The Asheville Plant, owned by Progress Energy, consists of four units that produce 700 MW near Arden, North Carolina (Figure 1). Unit 2 is a Babcock & Wilcox front-fired reheat boiler with a maximum continuous rating (MCR) steam flow of 1,378  [ Read More ]

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The gasification unit at one of the world’s largest coal-to-olefins projects successfully started up at the China Shenhua Coal to Liquid and Chemical Co. Ltd.’s project in Baotou, Inner Mongolia (Shenhua Baotou Coal to Olefins project). The gasification unit uses advanced coal gasification technology provided by GE (NYSE:GE). The gasification technology converts coal into a  [ Read More ]

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