Fluidized Bed Boiler Assessment for Navy Applications
Final rept. Oct 1983-Sep 1985
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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This report discusses the assessment of one of the most promising coal-firing technologies-Fluidized-Bed CombustionFBC- for Navy stationary boilers. The working principles, physical construction, major and auxiliary components, and system performance of an FBC boiler are described and compared with the conventional stoker and pulverized-coal fired boilers. The advantages of the FBC boiler based on fuel flexibility, operational reliability, economic feasibility, and environmental acceptability are identified, state-of- development and FBC manufacturers are also noted. The problems with the Great Lakes FBC boiler plant have been studied and possible remedial measures are given. Considerations for FBC retrofitting have been examined based on boiler size, age, configuration, accessory components, and available space. Recommendations on how to achieve the Navys goal of coal utilization by the FBC approach are outlined.
- Marine Engineering