Guide to Low-Emission Boiler and Combustion Equipment Selection
May 15, 2002Boiler owners and operators who need additional generating capacity face a number of legal, political, environmental, economic, and technical challenges. The key to success is selecting of adequately sized, energy-efficient, low-emission boiler and combustion equipment that can be operated in compliance with regulatory emission standards.
Recognizing that many issues are involved in making informed selection decisions, DOE Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) sponsored efforts at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop the Guide to Low-Emission and Combustion Equipment Selection for choosing low-emission boilers and combustion equipment. The guide was developed in cooperation with the American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA), and the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO).
This new guide presents topics pertaining to industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers. Use the guide if you are a boiler owner, operator, plant manager, or design engineer involved in selecting low-emission boilers and combustion equipment that complies with established emissions requirements. Regulatory authorities who deal with emission issues and boiler permit applications may also find the guide informative.
The guide address many of the fundamental concerns encountered in planning a new steam or hot water boiler system. Find an overview of boilers, fuel feed systems, fuels, and emissionsll of which are fundamental considerations in the planning process. Discussions about firetube, watertube, cast iron, and tubeless boilers that burn fossil or non-fossil fuels are included. In addition, the guide focuses on issues pertaining to solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels commonly fired in these boilers.
The guide was prepared by C. B. Oland, of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.