Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion (AFBC) Plants: An Operations and Maintenance Study

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Jack A. Fuller1

College of Business and Economics,  West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6025ifuller@wvu.edu

Harvie Beavers

 Piney Creek Power Plant, 428 Power Lane, Clarion, PA 16214

Robert Bessette

 Council of Industrial Boiler Owners, 6035 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke, VA 22015


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J. Energy Resour. Technol 128(2), 150-153 (Feb 15, 2006) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2191506 History: Received July 30, 2004; Revised February 15, 2006

The authors analyzed data from a fluidized bed boiler survey distributed during the spring of 2003 to develop appropriate AFBC (Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion) performance benchmarks. The survey was sent to members of CIBO (Council of Industrial Boiler Owners), who sponsored the survey, as well as to other firms who had an operating AFBC boiler on-site. There were three primary purposes for the collection and analysis of the data contained in this fluidized bed boiler survey: (1) To develop AFBC benchmarks on technical, cost, revenue, and environmental issues; (2) to inform AFBC owners and operators of contemporary concerns and issues in the industry; (3) to improve decision making in the industry with respect to current and future plant start-ups and ongoing operations.

Copyright © 2006 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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