Managing power plants is a constant battle against the risks and uncertainties of equipment aging, staffing issues and environmental factors. Without a doubt, one of the greatest challenges in accurately estimating lifecycle costs is the unpredictability of equipment failure. Even with regular scheduled inspections, sudden failures can drive up repair & maintenance costs unexpectedly, especially for assets which have crossed the 10-12 year age threshold.
This article looks at how can power plant owners gain full visibility over asset lifecycle costs to increase overall profitability.
From the beginning of the steam production industry to present day, boiler slag remains a perennial problem for thermal power plant operators. As coal and other fuels combust, molten ash and incombustible byproducts will eventual cool and form a layer of slag which sticks to furnace components such as waterwalls and areas around outlets.
This article looks at some of the causes of Boiler Slag.