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Guided Wave Radar for Tight Boiler Steam Drum Level Control

Posted in Level on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019. No comments yet
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Boiler steam drum level control is critical in electrical power generation. Too high a level can mean water aspirating into the steam lines and causing damage to the turbine generator blades downstream. Too low a level can cause the boiler to dry and overheat. In a Power magazine article, Controlling Boiler Level When Operating Conditions […]

Solving Boiler Drum Level Swings

Posted in Energy, Process Optimization, Variability Management on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Effectively controlling the drum level in an industrial boiler helps to maximize overall energy efficiency. When the drum level varies it can not only impact boiler efficiency, but overall reliability due to unplanned shutdowns. Emerson’s Mark Coughran shared a story with me about a major North American university that was having difficulty with one of […]