Download white papers on a variety of topics, from when to retrofit or replace your system, to implementing alternative fuel applications. Select article reprints are also included in this section.
Alternative Fuel Applications for Gain
There are a
number of innovative solutions that companies have successfully implemented to
improve their energy and environmental performance. Among these solutions is the
combustion of alternative fuels, such as biogas refinery fuels, hydrogen and
flammable liquids, to produce usable power.
Burner Retrofit Options to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Emissions
If your boiler/burner
(package) is like more than 200,000 commercial and industrial boiler packages
in operation today, then it’s more than 20 years old. Which means it’s probably
only 60 to 70 percent efficient and large amounts of fuel and associated cash
are simply being wasted every minute the equipment is being operated.
Cleaver-Brooks Large Flextube Boiler is Engineered for High Efficiency and Low Emissions
When Cleaver-Brooks engineers commenced to design a large flexible watertube boiler, capable of 12.5 to 25 MMBTU, they wanted to engineer a product that would raise the bar for both efficiency and emissions in the category. Their goals were for the Large FLX boiler to obtain 81% efficiency on 125 psig steam and 85% efficiency on hydronic heating applications.
Designing Large Packaged Boilers
Designing large package boilers rated at over
400,000 lb/h steam production is a challenge because of shipping limitations
within the U.S. and Canada. Field-erected boilers, on the other hand, are very
expensive and take more time for commissioning. Minimizing field assembly time
is crucial to cutting costs and shortening the construction schedule on such
Engineering the First Steam Ready Industrial Watertube Boiler
engineers at Cleaver-Brooks have been making modifications to its integrated
watertube boiler/burner system in order to improve productivity, reduce
emissions and increase energy efficiency. Building upon its proven,
high-quality design, engineers have applied advanced computational fluid
dynamics and mathematical modeling to optimize and standardize the boiler
system. As a result, the industry-leading, IWT system is now available on
a fast-track timeline.
EX Firetube Boiler Changed by Advances in Design Technology
advancements in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and other analytical
design techniques have given these engineers the ability to perform
the sophisticated calculations necessary to design the next generation
firetube boiler. See how Cleaver-Brooks has changed the game in Firetube Technology.
Forced Circulation Steam Generators for SAGD Applications
Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage, better known as SAGD, is considered to be the most viable and environmentally safe recovery technology for extracting heavy oil and bitumen. The process, which has been utilized for more than a decade, uses an advanced form of steam stimulation to extract oil from a pair of horizontal wells drilled into a rservoir.
Gas Technology: Condensing Hydronic Boilers
Condensing hydronic boilers
can operate at efficiencies in the mid-90s and above. The key to these
fantastic efficiencies is to have incoming feedwater at temperatures below 140°
F, and to be able to either modulate the boiler or have sufficient redundancy
that operating units can be held near their efficiency “sweet spot.”
How to Balance Steam Loads Efficiently
• An understanding of the load vs. efficiency relationship is a guide for better decisions about boiler operation.
• The oxygen content in turbine exhaust gases is sufficient to support the combustion needed for a downstream waste heat boiler.
• The heat recovery steam generator uses about 8% to 10% less fuel input to produce the same amount of steam as a package boiler.
Maximizing Boiler Efficiency with Hybrid Boilers
A hybrid boiler plant is defined as a hydronic heating plant
combining condensing and non-condensing boilers. This system is designed to take advantage of
the best properties of both types.
Through the proper system design, control and boiler selection, we may
be able to save the same amount of energy associated with a properly designed
full condensing plant at a cost of one third to one half of an all condensing