TWI and Uniper Technologies are set to deliver a free workshop in early January which will focus on the damage mechanisms surrounding the operation of boilers in waste-to-energy plants and the latest developments in mitigating the effects of corrosion. The workshop will also look at how boiler design can be improved to increase reliability.
The development of new waste-to-energy plants, which produce electricity by incinerating waste, was driven by the introduction of landfill diversion targets in the 1990s. Prior to that waste was either sent to landfill or incinerated to reduce its volume.
Over 100 waste-to-energy plants now operate in the UK, fired by a variety of fuels ranging from chicken litter and straw waste through to unpredictable mixtures of domestic municipal waste. Many of these fuels can have a highly corrosive effect on boiler components such as superheater tubes.
As many plants are independently owned and operated, knowledge-sharing opportunities are limited. This workshop, which takes place on 11 January 2017 at TWI’s state-of-the-art Cambridge facilities, aims to address this.
Attendees will have the chance to learn about the mechanisms that lead to reduced reliability in waste-to-energy plant operation and the latest developments in mitigating the corrosive effects. The workshop also provides the opportunity to network with fellow professionals working directly in the operation of waste-to-energy power plants and participate in informal discussions with companies facing similar operational issues.
TWI speakers include Melissa Riley and Roger Barnett, while Uniper Technologies will be represented by Dave Marks, Paul James, Colin Davis, Dan Blood and Stuart Simpson.
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Presentations will be made available for attendees to download shortly after the event.
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