Michael Brown, Synterprise's CEO said, "The Ecotube System represents our commitment of expanding our ability to lower O&M costs for boiler operators through innovative technologies that deliver two critical components: expanded business optimization benefits and an accelerated ROI schedule. Once an Ecotube installation is complete, our client can begin to quickly experience increases in boiler efficiency, and longer term benefits- equipment life extension due to decreases in solid particle erosion in downstream auxiliaries, lower total "life cycle" O&M costs and other positive benefits." The Ecotube System is operational at a number of waste-to-energy, wood, and other bio-fuel burning installations.
The Ecotube System utilizes a hybrid of two proven technologies: over-fired air and SNCR and consists of retractable, self cleaning lance tubes penetrating the furnace, a fan system, a water-cooling system, a reliability data management system, and an electrical power and control system. A "reagent" injection system and/or small scale post combustion catalytic reduction system may be included for additional emissions reductions. The system delivers air at high pressure to the upper furnace chamber, via the lance tube injection system, changing the airflow from a laminar flow to a turbulent flow and increasing residence time for the furnace air/fuel mixture- improving combustion process efficiency.
"We recognize the difficulty our clients face in sourcing a solution that provides greater boiler optimization while addressing tomorrow's emissions compliance requirements," explained Dan Palomino, Vice President of Marketing for Synterprise. "We are also sensitive to today's cost constraints and swift implementation requirements. We are thrilled to meet market demand with the Ecotube System which incorporates CO and NOx reduction with other operational attributes to increase boiler availability.
Source: Synterprise Global Consulting