As the need for a diverse energy supply evolves, the likelihood of EFW plants are becoming more prevalent in the market place grows year on year. With this being the case, plant operators will ensure that the plant becomes more reliable in order to meet the commitment of its agreement with the local or national electricity distributors. Key to meeting this commitment is the integrity of the plant and equipment used to handle and incinerate waste products.
In implementing measures similar to that of major utility suppliers, incinerators can benefit from tried and tested technologies that have proven the test of time over many years of operation. By implementing best engineering practise, key plant and equipment can operate on a continual basis and lead to increased efficiencies and profitability. A consequence of operating on higher frequency is the amount of wear that equipment suffers from. Wear within the incineration industry can be attributed to many forms such as abrasion, corrosion and erosion.
Kingfisher has gained invaluable experience in combating wear and corrosion within generation plants and has extended the service life of key processing equipment many times by utilising our range of protection systems. From receipt of the waste product through to production of both the non combustible residue and fly ash, we follow the trail of these products and ensure that your key processing equipment can counter the cyclical effects of material handling.
As with many industries, materials can create many problems due to the size, shape and tonnages that are conveyed, processed or stored and the Incineration plant is no different. Having an understanding of what can be done where, and what the benefit is, are the cornerstones of our service.
Applications such as the installation of low friction linings systems within the reception hoppers leading to mass flow eliminate the use mechanical aids or personnel having to gain access in order to clear the blockage. Protecting the elements inside the incinerator prevents excessive ash build up and fine particle erosion caused by the exhaust gases passing through, which if not monitored can cause excessive stresses or tube leaks. Many maintenance operations can, with a considered approach, being extended or even eliminated as the introduction of protective system can reduce the need to continually undertake repair work.