Bob Giglio and Boguslaw Krzton Discuss Powering Turkey’s Growing Economy with Fuel Flexible CFB Technology
published in VGB PowerTech, January/February 2018 Issue
The timing couldn’t be better for aligning the right technology to Turkey’s energy strategy. Over the last 40 years, circulating fluidized bed (CFB) combustion technology has grown in both scale and experience. Today, CFB has become the best choice for reliably and cleanly converting low quality fuels like Turkish lignite into power.
In a broader sense, CFB’s fuel flexibility and ability to control pollution during the burning process has caused many utilities, IPPs and developers to choose CFB technologies for their new coal, lignite, biomass, petcoke, and WTE plants. But for Turkish lignite, the key words are ash and moisture, since Turkey’s low quality lignite has the highest levels of them, in the 30- 50 % range. Moreover, the ash has very low melting temperatures making quite a slagging mess in conventional boilers.Read full article