Poor flow in a fuel train can limit the performance of the burner and can also put your entire combustion system at risk of shutting down in the event of low fuel pressure. Fortunately, selecting the right fuel train components can overcome these issues without breaking the bank. Here are three strategies to consider when maximizing a fuel train system’s performance.
Reduce Boiler Tube Leaks with Better Steam Temperature Control
As the contribution of renewable energy sources grow on electrical power grids, so does the cycling its intermittency creates for power producers. This cycling affects steam used to drive the generators. For power stations where the electric generators are...
Improving Heat Rate with Better Measurements
For electrical power producers, the phrase "heat rate" refers to the efficiency of the power plant. It is defined as the thermal energy in divided by the electrical energy out. Emerson's Lydia Miller let me know about a new whitepaper, Using Automation to Improve...
Energy Demand-Based Boiler and Fired Heater Control
Energy, often the largest controllable cost for process manufacturers, needs to be carefully managed for efficient operations. In a Control Engineering magazine article, Optimize multi-fuel boiler operation with modern control, Emerson's Bob Sabin highlighted the...
Instrumentation and End Devices Needed for Improved Boiler Operation
Emerson's Joel Lemke, Bob Sabin, and Scott Pettigrew presented Instrumentation and End Devices Needed for Improved Boiler Operation at the 2012 Emerson Exchange. Their abstract:While boilers are critical to plant/mill operation and business results, their performance...
More Efficient, Wood-Based Biomass Energy Production
Many power producers have goals to use renewable resources in their electrical energy mix—by either regulation or economic incentive. At the ARC Industry Forum this week in Orlando, Minnesota Power's Luther Kemp presented the company's plans to expand renewable...
Pre-Engineered Advanced Process Control
Process manufacturers across many world areas continually look for ways to improve energy usage, operational efficiency, and quality with the limited resources they have to execute these improvement projects. In a recent Hydrocarbon Processing magazine article,...
Calculating Boiler Blowdown Savings
I always like receiving goodies that I can pass along to the readers of this blog. This one, a boiler blowdown savings calculator, is from Emerson's Jim Thompson. Jim is a manager in the Rosemount Analytical Liquid business. Jim probably knew that I'm definitely not a...
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