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Online measurement of deposits in high temperature furnaces/ power plant boilers

16.08.2016

The Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology (IFK) of the University of Stuttgart has developed a measuring device for use in coal power plants. The device allows for permanent monitoring of the conditions inside the boiler, particularly of soot deposition. Besides determining the deposition rate inside the boiler, growth characteristics, adhesion, ash qualities and waste disposal behavior with deposit as well as the extent to which these can be cleaned using soot blowers can be judged. Thus, the measuring device can indicate potential for optimization, e.g. of coal compositon in the fuel feed. The prototype has been tested successfully.

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