A proprietary monitoring technology developed by Integrated Test & Measurement is introducing a brand new approach to address “fouling” in coal-fired power plants as well as the pulp and paper industry.
Proprietary Technology from ITM provides boiler operators with insight into boiler and sootblowing efficiency.
Finding efficiency improvements and uncovering hidden unsafe conditions in a process can prevent injury and save your company millions.
ITM stake holders, we have recently received good news from the US Patent Office. They have recently allowed claims relating to the use of vibration measuring devices to evaluate the operation of a sootblower (US20190041201A1). This allowance strengthens the protection of the sootblower health and fouling detection features of ITM’s Sootblower Fouling Detection (SFD) Technology.
Additional Claims: “A method of evaluating an operation of a sootblower in a boiler system, the method comprising: operating a sootblower having a rotating lance tube; measuring a vibration in the boiler system caused by the operation of the sootblower, wherein the vibration is measured with a vibration measuring device; and analyzing the measured vibration to evaluate the operation of the sootblower.”US Patent #: US20190041201A1
- Sootblower Fouling Detection – SFD
- Fouling Monitoring System – FMS
- Hopper Ash Level Thermouple – HALT
We would like to thank the Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee (BLRBAC) for allowing us to present our patented Sootblower Fouling Detection (SFD) technology at the Spring 2019 meeting in Atlanta, GA. SFD is ITM’s patented technology for measuring fouling/slagging along the path of an active sootblower in recovery and utility boilers.
During this presentation, Tim Carlier described the original SFD concept, the system’s Key Performance Indicator (KPI) outputs for closed or open loop control, and the system’s potential sootblower steam savings of 1-4% MCR. He also highlighted the safety and maintenance benefits that the system provides.
For more information about the SFD technology or to schedule an online presentation or site visit to audit your specific application, contact Tim Carlier or Ryan Welker.
Tim Carlier, President, firstname.lastname@example.org, 513.608.4811
Ryan Welker, Business Development Manager, email@example.com, 513.405.0181
On April 19th ITM was recognized as a finalist for the Cincinnati Business Courier Outstanding Green Innovation award. This award recognizes an innovative product or project with clear potential to transform overall energy and environmental performance. ITM’s President Tim Carlier was on hand to receive the finalist award on behalf of the development team that produced the innovative Sootblower Fouling Detection (SFD) technology.
ITM’s SFD technology helps energy producers generate power more efficiently by detecting energy sapping soot buildup in power and recovery boilers. More information about this technology is located @ iTestSystem.com/sfd.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists and thank you to the Cincinnati Business Courier for hosting this event.
Check out my article “Putting a HALT to Hazardous Hopper Maintenance” in the May 2018 edition of Power Magazine. This article describes a system for detecting dangerous plugging conditions inside ash hoppers. Ash hoppers are used in the power industry to collect hot ash from utility boilers. – Mark Yeager
Follow the link below for the on-line version.
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