Fuel Tech Inc. has announced that it has received multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts from customers in the US, Europe and China. These awards have a total value of approximately US$5.0 million.
In the UK, a contract for Fuel Tech’s Advanced NOxOUT® Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (ASNCR) technology was received for a large coal-fired unit. The ASNCR system utilises proprietary state-of-the-art injectors and injection controls in combination with advanced temperature measurement techniques to provide nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction efficiency well beyond conventional SNCR in difficult furnace environments.
The first US order is for an Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) upgrade to reduce particulate emissions from a coal-fired industrial boiler in the Midwest. The scope includes the supply of internal components, including upgraded electrodes for the ESP, with delivery scheduled for 1Q16. In addition, an initial design engineering contract was received for conventional Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems on three industrial gas-fired boilers. The planned scope for these potential systems includes the SCR reactor, flow mixing devices, and ammonia injection grid and aqueous ammonia feed system, all of which are key to optimal SCR performance. Engineering will be completed in 1Q16 to support a potential equipment contract for delivery in 1Q17.
Another US contract was received from an industrial customer for combustion system upgrades to add natural gas firing capability to an existing coal-fired unit. The order included Low NOx Burners (LNBs), and Over-Fire Air (OFA) system and control upgrades to enable dual fuel flexibility. Equipment deliveries are scheduled for 2Q16.
In China, two orders were secured for multiple ULTRA™ systems that will be installed on utility coal-fired units being retrofitted with NOx reduction technology. Equipment deliveries are expected to occur in the 1Q16.
Vincent J. Arnone, President and CEO, commented: “These orders reflect the breadth of Fuel Tech’s cost-effective technology solutions portfolio on a global basis. Our ULTRA technology simplifies on-site ammonia generation for SCR applications of all types. We are excited about our ASNCR technology, where a variety of market segments could potentially benefit from this next generation of our SNCR technology. ASNCR could also be applied to our existing large installed base of SNCR customers through system upgrades to provide additional NOx reduction or lower reagent operating costs.”
Mr. Arnone continued: “In the US, Fuel-Tech’s ESP control solutions, available as the result of our April 2014 acquisition of PECO-FGC, allow plant operators to meet the Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) regulations for particulate, while opportunities for our SCR technology continue to grow as the use of natural gas is expanding for power generation and industrial applications.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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