Pete Kline, Plant Manager with 28 years CFB Experience:
"My very early CFB experience was at Glatfelter in Spring Grove and that unit was put in operation in 1989-1990. That was one of the
early CFBs back in the days when we didn’t know what we didn’t know. We were learning as we were going with these units. And this was actually before I got involved in the utility department, but they were having tube leaks at the interface between the refractory and the tube..."
Joel Taylor, Boiler Engineering and Maintenance Specialist:
"...I did work with a small boiler where the hard facing was used in the lower combustor and it worked for many years until they made a fuel change. And then that hard facing no longer would hold up to their new ash that was being recirculated inside the CFB and they eventually had to go to a High-Velocity Thermal Spray (HVTS) application...."
Ed Griffith, CFB Boiler Maintenance and Thermal Spray Subject Matter Expert:
"...At IGS, we continue working with boiler operators to develop long-term maintenance strategies. We picked the worst affected area to make sure the sample is representative and showed them how to perform grinding and mechanical repair, prior to application, correctly. We then inspected this sample after one year in service...”
Learn How to:
- Develop a long-term CFB boiler maintenance strategy
- Extend maintenance-free periods
- Improve CFB boiler reliability and prevent forced shutdowns