News | April 12, 2005

Synterprise Launches Ecotube Combustion Improvement/Emissions Reduction Technology In North America

Source: Synterprise Global Consulting

Chattanooga, TN — Synterprise Global Consulting, a leading combustion engineering and CMMS, Reliability, and Outage Management consulting firm, today announced the North America availability of the Ecotube System, an advanced combustion improvement and CO and NOx reduction technology solution developed and patented by the Swedish environmental equipment and research firm, Ecomb AB.

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.

Benefits

  • Reduced Fuel Burn, lowered CO and VOC levels, and reduced equipment corrosion
  • Significant NOx Reduction - Meets Renewable Energy Credit Qualifications & EPA Regulations
  • Reduced Fly Ash Generation and Disposal Costs
  • Low to Moderate Cost of initial Capital and Lower Total "Life Cycle" Operational Costs
  • Flexible: used an independent solution, or in conjunction with other SNCR and SCR strategies
  • Minimal Installation Down Time of 4 to 5 days; with project duration schedules of only 5 to 6 Months
About Synterprise Global Consulting
Synterprise, LLC is a privately owned consulting company to the energy and utility industry. Synterprise's Reliability, Outage, and Work Management programs integrate leading reliability technologies with best practices asset utilization and business processes for sustainable improvement.

Source: Synterprise Global Consulting