Illustrations of our experience and know-how

A desalination plant with steam boilers running on heavy fuel oil experienced frequent problems to achieve maximum rated capacity due to excessive smoke and particle formation. CPS proposed an in-depth analysis to identify the root cause behind the operational problems:

  • CPS concluded that the firing system delivered by a major OEM was not able to cope with the varying fuel compositions of the plant due to the boiler design parameters applied.
  • Based on detailed simulations of the combustion process CPS could propose burner modifications that significantly improved the combustion efficiency as well as the flame stability in the boilers.
  • After implementation the emission problem was eliminated allowing the plant to increase its capacity and also to reduce fuel consumption by 4% at a relative load of 80%.

Performance improvement and emission reduction