Under newly signed license and cooperation agreements with LA Ash Products and Services, LLC, Foster Wheeler has expanded its suite of CFB-related products by offering current and future international CFB clients an environmentally sound method for converting ash into a usable product for stabilization and remediation of soils and land areas or as an aggregate or fill for road and civil construction.
"Combining our experience and knowledge in developing beneficial uses of CFB ash with Foster Wheeler's international CFB business is a win for LA Ash, Foster Wheeler and above all, present and future CFB plant owners," said Gary Livengood, President and Chief Operating Officer of LA Ash Products and Services, LLC.
Washington, July 19 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technology uses burning coal and biomass to generate power while reducing emissions at the same time.
The CFB technology uses fluidization to mix and circulate fuel particles with limestone as they burn in a low-temperature combustion process.
CFBs control an extremely large percentage of Asia's economic wealth and their success will have significant implications for their country's economy on the eve of China's potential accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
"The elimination of trade barriers among the Asia Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) members will make Asia an attractive region for outside investors -- an understanding of how CFBs operate and are changing will be important for multinationals, should they decide to build alliances in the Asia-Pacific region," said Joseph Lobbato, a partner in Andersen Consulting's organisation and human performance practice in Asia.
As mentioned earlier, virtually all CFBs are operated in a staged mode to provide lower NO,, emissions.
Several manufacturers are developing improved designs to minimize problems with the refractory in CFBs. Many combustors with a transition from waterwalls to refractory seem to have a generic problem with the erosion of the waterwall at the transition area where the refractory ends.
During the last few years CFB
technology has faced the challenge to achieve high levels of reliability when using cheaper ("hard to burn") fuels.