- Supervisory solution for managing tube clearing during boiler startups.
- Autodetection of Tube Clear Events (TCE)
- Data historian and analytics to assist in identifying which tubes to inspect
The SuperHeater Overheat Protection (SHOP) system is a proprietary technology that helps mitigate the risk of superheater tube failure due to short-term overheat during boiler start-ups. SHOP assists operators in the management of boiler start-ups by enabling the detection of superheater tube clear events (TCE’s).
Thin-lipped bursts in superheater tubes occur when steam flow is insufficient, when deposits restrict flow, or when tubes are blocked by water due to a rapid firing rate during boiler start-up.
Cost of Failure
- Superheater tube failure has a significant negative impact on unit safety as there is a risk of these failures creating a critical exposure due to secondary failure of screen and water wall tubes.
- Superheater tube failure during startup can cost in excess of $500k in lost production.
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