Boiler Control | Combustion Control for Solid & Biomass

SteamPAK Combustion Control for Solid Fuel and Biomass Boilers

Burning solid or biomass fuels such as coal, bagasse, rice or coffee bean husks, or wood chips presents special combustion control challenges. The density, moisture content, chemical composition, and heating value of these fuels all vary greatly. Furthermore, their fuel characteristics can vary with every day or even with each fuel delivery.

MicroMod offers affordable, modular control solutions for biomass boilers that can:

  • Improve emissions quality
  • Reduce fuel consumption
  • Increase combustion efficiency
  • Compensate for changes in density, moisture content and heat value
  • Improve operations

Unfortunately, many biomass boilers use conventional control strategies that are not designed to deal with the wide variation in biomass fuels. And often they do not provide adequate draft control to ensure maximum combustion.

Our standard control packages include:

  • Pressure control with O2 Trim for continuous online correction
  • Furnace draft control with automation of multiple FD, OFA and ID fans
  • Automation of multiple fuel feeders based on demand
  • Secondary fuel control for boiler preheating, alternate fuel burning or co-firing
  • Burner management for oil or gas secondary fuel
  • Color touchscreens and SCADA software for monitoring and operation with complete local backup of parameter entry, operation and control

Whether you have a traditional firetube or watertube boiler or fluidized bed combustion (FBC) boiler, MicroMod has a combustion control solution. Combined with our DrumPAK drum level control and PlantPAK plant master packages, they provide total biomass boiler control.

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