The challenge every coal plant owner or operator faces is to generate the maximum amount of energy with the lowest emissions in the safest and most economical way. Scale or slag buildup on platens and tubes results in inefficient heat transfer and can also damage the tubes. Currently, coal plant operators use a number of ways to clean boiler tubes, but have inadequate methods to measure their effectiveness.
Many of these methods have negative impacts such as prolonged downtime and thermal stress to the boiler tubes. With our Furnace Cameras, coal plant operators can proactively manage their boilers by gaining visibility on scale buildup directly on the boiler tubes. The number of cleaning cycles and downpower operations can be minimized resulting in increased operating efficiency and reduced mechanical stress that can lead to tube failure.
Return on investment (ROI) studies by customers have found ROIs measured in only a few months, not years.