Many coal fired power plants that were once base load units are now operating in load following mode due to the lower cost of natural gas supplies in the US.
Gas fired generation has moved up in the dispatch queue leaving coal plants looking for solutions that can improve capacity factors and profitability. Coal plants must improve heat rate without sacrificing availability or Air Pollution Control equipment performance.
This webinar, presented by Todd Melick, Vice President of PROMECON USA, Inc., will highlight the importance for power plants to measure & correlate data, balance & optimize combustion to achieve sustained improvement.
PROMECON is a solution based supplier of instrumentation technologies. PROMECON's instruments reliably measure key combustion parameters such as air/gas flow, coal flow and unburned carbon (UBC) and have hundreds of references worldwide.
This informative webinar will address the following topics:
- Understanding combustion optimization
- What measurements are important to monitor for efficiency improvement
- The advantage of correlation measurement for gas flows versus other methods
- The importance of reliable primary air measurements
- Large duct multi zone airflow measurements and their applications
- Coal flow monitoring to achieve air/fuel balance in your boiler
In this webinar you will also learn:
- The benefit of knowing your UBC measurement
- Using instrumentation to improve the performance of Air Pollution Control (APC) equipment
- Understanding air flow measurements technologies for primary, secondary, tertiary, over fire air (OFA) and inner burner airflow dynamics
- The advantage of MECONAIR in knowing your primary airflow in an exhauster mill application
Todd Melick | Vice President | PROMECON USA, Inc.
Todd is Vice President of PROMECON USA, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of PROMECON, GmbH with his office in Northeast Ohio since 2003. Before joining PROMECON, Todd worked for Babcock & Wilcox and General Electric. His duties were focused on fossil fuel combustion for 23 years designing coal fired Low NOx Burners.
Todd received his BSME degree from Akron University.