ITM’s Patented Technologies Prevent Boiler Tube Leaks
The US patent office has recently awarded patents to ITM for (2) two of the underlying boiler safety and process optimization technologies embedded within our CDS and SHOP systems. These systems monitor boiler conditions and alert operators when boiler tube damaging events/conditions occur.
Clinker Detection System (CDS) – US Patent 10060688B2
The Clinker Detection System (CDS) measures the relative weight, location, and frequency of clinkers that impact a boiler floor. This technology enables operators to shorten boiler outages, identify fouling problems, optimize soot blower operations and identify damaging impact events.
Superheater OverHeat Protection (SHOP) – US Patent 9541282B2
The Superheater OverHeat Protection (SHOP) system helps mitigate the risk of superheater tube failure due to short-term overheat during boiler start-ups. Catastrophic thin-lipped bursts can occur in superheater steam generation tubes 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. SHOP assists operators in the management of boiler start-ups by enabling the detection of superheater tube clear events (TCE’s).
If you’re interested in learning more about these systems and other boiler/process monitoring solutions, feel free to contact Ryan Welker by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (844) 837-8797.