COAL POWER Direct [July 6, 2016]

Evaluating the Use of CEMS for Accurate Heat Rate Monitoring and Reporting

Power plants are familiar with using continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) to monitor pollutants, but these devices also may be able to measure heat rate—which could be handy for future…

B&W to Restructure Power Business, Cites Dismal Coal Projections

Projections that coal utilization will decline faster than previously forecast have spurred Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (B&W) to shed 200 jobs and restructure its traditional power business that serves coal-fired…

Boiler Tube Failure Thermohydraulic Analysis

Eskom operates 23 power stations in South Africa with a total capacity of more than 42 GW. It supplies about 95% of all the electricity used in the country. One…

FPL to Buy and Phase Out Another Florida Coal Power Plant

Florida Light and Power (FPL) wants to buy and phase out another coal-fired power plant in Florida, a move it says will save its customers an estimated $129 million when…

Understanding and Mitigating Metallurgical Effects of Coal Blending and Switching

Fuel blending and switching has become the norm in response to regulatory and market forces, but many older boilers were designed for a particular fuel. Understanding the effects of different fuels on

IEA: World’s Power Sector Trails Others in Air Emissions

The world's power sector last year emitted a third of global sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions, 14% of nitrogen oxides (NOx), and 5% of total particulate emissions (PM2.5), but those emission…