Waste incinerators

Heavily reduced or eliminated steam soot blowing or shot cleaning, increased availability, reduced maintenance costs and increased lifetime of heat exchangers.

Waste to energy (WtE) is the process of creating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the incineration of waste. This type of fuel has a relatively high tendency to create fouling in all parts of the boiler.

Infrasound sonic cleaning offers a cost-effective and efficient greentech solution for preventing soot accumulation in boilers, thus reducing the need for conventional soot cleaning systems that wear on heat exchangers and require lots of maintenance. Typical applications for infrasound cleaning system on waste incinerators are Economizer and SCR.

For our optimization of soot blowers, HISS™, all retractable steam soot blowers are targets for optimization, saving steam or e.g. improving steam data by soot blowing more often in problematic areas, without increasing the total steam consumption of the soot blowers.

Some of the benefits that our cleaning systems brings to the customer are:

  • Reduced or eliminated steam consumption for steam soot blowing. Increased production or reduced need for auxiliary boilers.
  • Reduced or eliminated need of shot cleaning. Reduced or eliminated operational and maintenance costs of the shot cleaning system.
  • Increased lifetime of heat exchangers. Non-abrasive infrasound cleaning increases the lifetime of heat exchangers by reducing the need for conventional cleaning systems. Infrasound cleaning does not contribute to corrosion or erosion of heat exchangers. Our optimization of soot blowers reduced steam consumption and tube wear by 50 %.
  • Lower and more stable differential pressure. Infrasound cleaning reaches areas that not accessible to conventional soot cleaning systems.
  • Fewer outages for manual cleaning. Increased availability and energy production.

Example of savings obtained for a waste incinerator using infrasound acoustic cleaning

This report describes an example of how the profitability for a waste incinerator was increased by lowering the fuel costs and reducing wear of the boiler when a solution based on infrasound technology was implemented. Read more about what the result was and the cost savings. For downloading the report please click here.

How can HISS™ support the operation on my WtE boiler?

For a visualization of the benefits using HISS™, in WtE plants, please download the animation which in detail describes the technology and the benefits.

Clyde Bergemann
Diamond Power