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Financial and regulatory aspects of converting oil-fired utility boilers to coal

United States. General Accounting Office

Financial and regulatory aspects of converting oil-fired utility boilers to coal

report to the chairman, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electric power-plants -- United States -- Conversion to coal.,
  • Coal-fired power plants -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 46 p. ;
    Number of Pages46
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14521940M

    of furnace oil fired boilers for their dying and ironing purposes. The capacities are in the range of to kg/hr. There are opportunities to convert these boilers to wood fired boilers using in-ternal furnace method and get the benefit of financial savings. This is also eligible for the said “car-bon credit [1]”. coal in boilers that-were never designed for it. Before discussing coal conversion, we should have some understanding of the basic differ­ ences between a gas oil unit and one de­ signed for coal. boiler designs have evolved over the years so that today f s units uniquely reflect the type of fuel to be burned.

    designed and built to burn coal. Our objectives were to determine the en- gineering and economic feasibility of firing both boilers with green sawdust and wood chips. Bollsr DescrDptlon and Evaluation The smaller of the two boilers is a Spencer1#* low-pressure, hot wag tsr steel boiler that provides space heatlng for laboratory offices. It was. Boilers, were a major part of the Industrial Revolution beginning about They are major consumers of industry and building energy consumption today. Industry: boilers are used for power generation, process heat (e.g., refineries, petrochemicals, paper mills, tire manufacturing, etc.) and heating.

    Coal refuse Waste products of coal mining, physical coal cleaning, and coal preparation operations containing coal, matrix material, clay, and other organic and inorganic materials.4 Distillate oil Fuel oils that contain wt % nitrogen or less and comply with the specifications for fuel oil Nos. 1 and 2 as defined in ASTM D (Refs. 2 and 5). EMISSION FACTORS VERSUS SIZE FOR RESIDUAL OIL-FIRED UTILITY BOILERS Boiler capacity rating Btu hr 10 Mw Boiler fuel consumption (gal/hr) 6, 33, Predicted emission factors (lb/ gal) Equation (2)a MRI studyb 10 10 10 10 EPAC 8 8 8 8 Total emissions rate.


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Financial and regulatory aspects of converting oil-fired utility boilers to coal by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Retrofits of some oil fired utility boilers and also presents the capital costs of conversion; Section 5 describes the experience in piping gas to utility boilers and Section 6 briefly summarizes our main conclusions.

EFFECT OF FUEL TYPE ON BOILER DESIGN Every boiler is designed to burn a particular type of fuel and. This report examines the technological feasibility and capital cost of retrofitting oil and coal fired utility boilers to burn intermittently natural gas and the parent fuel.

Using extensive studies of the retrofitting of such boilers to burn synthetic gas of low to moderate heating value (LBG), it is found that natural gas closely simulates. This study investigated the characteristics of both filterable fine particulate matter (FPM) and condensable particulate matter (CPM) emitted from coal-fired boilers (CFBs) and oil-fired boilers (OFBs) via field sampling.

FPM and CPM samples were collected using USEPA Method A and Methodrespectively. Mass concentrations and chemical compositions (including water-soluble Cited by: 5. When considering a coal to natural gas conversion it is an obvious advantage if the utility boiler is located close to an existing natural gas supply line with adequate surplus capacity, rather than one located many miles away from a pipeline that is at or near capacity.

Page 2 of When evaluating the prospect of converting a coal-fired boiler to natural gas, there are a number of factors that need to be independently evaluated.

The combustion system modifications and boiler performance impacts are several important aspects to be considered. The combustion systemFile Size: KB. Please contact [email protected] or call (M – Th 9 am – pm and F 9 am – 3 pm.

ET), to start a free trial, get pricing information, order a reprint, or post an. Converting Boiler back to coal from oil I have a year old house with the original boiler. It is an immense steam boiler that was converted to oil at some point.

Now, with oil going through the roof, I'd like to convert it b ack to coal. Can anyone recommend someone in the Hudson Valley area of New York that is familiar with these old units. An increasingly stringent and uncertain regulatory environment and lower natural gas prices have made converting existing steam generating boilers to natural gas firing increasingly attractive.

This paper provides a general feasibility. assessment of projects that have converted coal-fired steam generating units to % natural gas firing. Industrial and large commercial energy users with oil-fired boilers are changing to natural gas, and the incentives are stronger than ever.

Michael Collins is from Yankee Gas Services Co., a Northeast Utilities s said, “When natural. The main operating parameters of oil fired boiler include the rated boiler evaporation, rated steam pressure, rated steam temperature and feed water temperature.

The operation parameters curve of a good quality oil fired boiler in operating is smooth, small fluctuation range, and. cy of the boiler and compare it with design values or norms. It is an indicator for tracking day-to-day and season-to-season variations in boiler efficiency and energy efficiency improvements Performance Terms and Definitions Scope The procedure describes routine test for both oil fired and solid fuel fired boilers using coal, agro.

On this page: Rule Summary; Rule History; Additional Resources; Rule Summary. Fossil fuel-fired electric utility steam generating units are boilers that are capable of combusting over MMBtu/h of fossil fuel and that was constructed for the purpose of supplying more than one-third of its potential electric output capacity and more than 25 MW electrical output to any utility power.

When high moisture coal is burned in utility boilers a significant part of the energy content 7 to 10% is used up in evaporating moisture, resulting into lower plant efficiency and increases fuel. @article{osti_, title = {Coal-water fuel supply and boiler-conversion study.

Final report}, author = {Not Available}, abstractNote = {This report presents the results of a study on the feasibility of converting an oil-fired boiler at Occidental Chemical Company's Niagara Falls, New York facility to coal/water slurry (CWS) fuel.

The study evaluates technical and economic issues. Boiler Control for Fossil-Fired Utility Boilers 3 The Air Controls provide the ability to maintain a uniform response for either one or two fan operation. In addition, bias action applied to the fans will not result in a process upset.

The FD fans are not released to automatic. Cofiring biomass and coal is a time-tested fuel-switching strategy that is particularly well suited to a stoker boiler, the type most often found at coal-fired federal facili-ties.

However, cofiring has been successfully demonstrated and practiced in all types of coal boilers, including pulverized-coal boilers, cyclones, stokers, and fluidized. This paper will provide a synopsis of the work involved in converting three (3) boilers at the Domtar Nekoosa Paper Mill from coal to natural gas firing.

Units 1 & 2 at the facility are wall-fired steam boilers rated forpph main steam flow each. Unit 10 was originally a stoker fired coal and bark boiler rated forpph main steam.

This paper presents the comparison of TEs behavior of the most volatile (Hg, Cl, F) and less volatile (As, Be, Cd, Cr, Ni, Se, Pb) elements in subbituminous and bituminous coal and coal combustion. As the National Hi-tech Enterprise certificated by the government and the Largest Machinery Industrial Enterprises, Taishan Group had been dedicated in supplying turn key coal fired boiler and industrial boiler solutions to worldwide customers since in We have4, employees, million square meters factory with billion dollars assets.

convert from coal to gas depends on many factors: – Current and future regulatory environment – Impacts on plant performance – Access to gas supplies – Emission benefits and impacts – Conversion, operational, and fuel costs No two plants are exactly the same – detailed analysis is.

The purpose of this study was to determine the environmental, technical, economic, and legal/regulatory aspects of converting non-coal-fired utility boilers to concurrent or sequential firing of coal and natural gas for presentation in this manual.Boilers designed to generate steam for both industrial and power generation application use fuels like coal, oil and gas.

The variation between oil and gas fired boiler furnace size is to a smaller extent only. Furnace being the heart of boiler has to be sized correctly for the fuel being fired. This requires knowing why the sizes vary with the fuels.Coal-fired, biomass-fired, or oil-fired boilers equipped with an oxygen trim system that maintains an optimum air-to-fuel ratio: Every 5 years; Energy Assessment.

Existing coal-fired, biomass-fired, or oil-fired boilers with a heat input capacity of 10 MMBtu/hr or greater located at area source facilities must conduct a onetime energy assessment.