Accession Number:

ADA571855

Title:

High Efficiency - Reduced Emissions Boiler Systems for Steam, Heat, and Processing

Descriptive Note:

Cost and performance rept.

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM OFFICE (DOD) ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

2012-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The demonstration of a cost effective solution to the problem of improving boiler efficiency and reducing emissions by means of a novel combustion control system and a sensor package was the main objective of the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program ESTCP- funded project, High Efficiency Reduced Emissions Boiler Systems for Steam, Heat, and Processing. United Technologies Research Center UTRC and Fireye, Inc. Fireye, worked together to bring the new combustion control and monitoring system from Technology Readiness Level TRL 4 to TRL6 and demonstrate its effectiveness in a retrofit of the 30-year-old Trane 25 one million British thermal units MMBtu dual fuel boiler natural gas and No. 2 oil at Watervliet Arsenal WVA in New York state. The demonstration occurred in three phases, aiming at assessing efficiency performance with the legacy mechanical system, the commercially available state-of-the-art SoA oxygen O2 trim solution, and the newly demonstrated carbon monoxide COO2 trim solution. In this way, a comparison among technologies and benefits associated with adoption of the proposed solution could be precisely quantified.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE