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Advancements in CFB Technology Provide the Best Solution for India’s Energy Future (Includes Dry FGD Seminar)

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm IST

Free

Advancements in CFB Technology Provide the Best Solution for India’s Energy Future

 

Indian power producers require low cost, environmentally clean yet very reliable baseload power generation that can leverage India’s vast indigenous coal and biomass resources. CFB technology has increased its world-wide presence principally due to its highly-desirable fuel flexibility feature combined with significantly reduced air emissions, particularly CO2. The CFB’s fuel flexible and low emissions design provide Indian power producers the ability to utilize the lowest cost coal, petcoke, coal slurry, lignite, washery rejects, biomass, rice husks and peat, even in variable mix combinations, to produce the lowest possible power cost for Indian consumers.

 

 

CFB technology also offers several additional commercial advantages. Its inherent low emissions design avoids the cost of installing and operating expensive DeNOx and DeSOx flue gas cleaning equipment. Supercritical and ultra-supercritical CFB technology further increase conversion efficiency thus lowering both CO2 emissions and the overall cost of electricity production. Long-term operating data clearly demonstrates that CFB clean coal technology has a lower forced and planned outage rate and thus higher reliability than conventional coal and biomass combustion technologies. All these features should be very attractive.

 

Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW), the world leaders in CFB technology with its Indian licensee ISGEC, is proud to extend a personal invitation to you to attend our free CFB Technology Seminar on  June  13,  2019  from  9:00 am to 5:30 pm at the ITC Sonar Hotel, 1 JBS Haldane Avenue (Opp. Science City), Kolkata – 700046, West Bengal. The seminar will feature CFB specialists Robert Giglio, Asif Hussain and NR Shastry.

 

The seminar will focus on the technical, economic and environmental benefits of CFB boilers that may be customized for the Indian power market. Plant case studies relevant to the Indian market & fuels will be presented, such as:

 

Korea’s 2,200 MWe Samcheok Green Power Project (4 x 550 MWe), uses SFW’s ultra-supercritical CFB technology. Topics of special interest to Indian power developers include the unique plant design features that give KOSPO, the plant owner, the greatest possible flexibility in fuel procurement. This important design feature now saves KOSPO millions of dollars in fuel cost each year of operation.

 

Turkey’s 450 MWe Soma Kolin (2 x 225 MWe), is a project under construction using SFW CFB technology that will efficiently burn locally-procured very low-quality lignite. This is an important example for Indian power developers who are constrained to using low quality coals and lignites yet are challenged by regulators to meet low air emission limits while producing affordable and reliable electricity.

 

UK’s Teesside Renewable Energy Plant (1 x 299 MWe), the world’s largest “brownfield” 100% biomass-fired power station in the UK features SFW’s advanced biomass CFB technology. This 300-MWe-class utility-scale plant, qualifies for all of the economic benefits of a renewable energy plant and is also dispatchable like a fossil-fired plant but with none of the reliability disadvantages associated with other renewable technologies.

 

Other important case studies that will be discussed include the 460-MWe supercritical CFB Lagisza Power Plant and the 205-MWe Polaneic Power Station, both located in Poland, that efficiently fire a mix of agro waste fuels, the 105-MWe unit at the Dangjin Power Station, located in South Korea, that fires a combination of palm kernel shells, wood pellets, coal, and demolition wood , as well as other select plants taken from Sumitomo SHI FW’s installed base of more than 500 CFB installations.

 

Important Questions this Seminar Will Answer:

  • How SFW CFB technology can enhance fuel flexibility to enable Indian power plants to choose from a range of opportunity coals & biomass?
  • How SFW CFB technology provide an environmentally acceptable power solution to India’s power sector when only low-rank indigenous fuels are available?
  • How SFW CFBs provide a low-cost and low-risk carbon reduction strategy for Indian power generation sector?
  • Why CFBs plants avoid expensive air pollution control equipment and save millions on plant capital and annual O&M costs?
  • Why do CFB plants routinely enjoy higher plant reliability than conventional pulverized fuel and stoker boiler plants?
  • Why will the SFW CFB technology not experience the same poor O&M and reliability problems reported by other CFB manufacturers?
  • Can CFBs operate efficiently as a CHP plant when burning a variable mix of low-rank fuels?
  • What are the unique CFB design and operating considerations when firing 100% biomass fuel?
  • What level of plant reliability and availability should you expected when burning opportunity fuels available in India?
  • Can CFB technology be used to repower India’s aging coal-fired power plant fleet?

 

 

 

Presenters for CFB Boiler Session

 

Robert Giglio | Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development | Sumitomo SHI FW

Robert is responsible for market, product, technology and business strategy, globally for SFW. Robert started his career over 30 years ago with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Asif Hussain | Senior VP of Strategic Business Development | Sumitomo SHI FW

Asif Hussain is responsible for business development within Africa, Middle East and Indian sub-continent. He has over 23 years experience in the power industry and markets based on extensive experience gained working for Foster Wheeler and Babcock Power in roles as field service engineer, project engineering, sales & marketing and management serving the utility and Industrial market. He has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland as well as leadership & management training.

 

Niranjan Shastry | Senior Vice President | ISGEC Heavy Engineering Limited

Niranjan Shastry is Senior Vice President, India Marketing, Industrial & Green Energy Boilers at ISGEC. He brings over 30 years of experience and specializes in Aftermarket services specifically tailored for the Indian power market.

 


 

Why Dry FGD is Ideal for SO2 Emission Compliance for Indian Power Plants

 

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission control has become a priority for Indian power plants to ensure compliance with Ministry of Environment & Forest (MOEF) regulations. By 2022, an estimated 140 GW of Indian coal-fired power plants will have to comply with stringent SO2 emissions limits of 200 mg/Nm3 for existing units >500 MW, and 100 mg/Nm3 for all newly commissioned coal units. Until now, wet flue gas desulfurization (wFGD) has been the preferred FGD technology for Indian power plants to meet emission limits largely due to its track record on large scale units, and the production of gypsum as a by-product for possible sale. However, wFGD technology comes with several expensive drawbacks such as high initial capital costs, large real estate requirements, high water utilization, and power consumption. In addition, gypsum sales have been difficult to realize in India because of low gypsum quality due to poor limestone purity and inadequate market demand.

 

 

In contrast, circulating fluidized bed (CFB) scrubbers or dry FGD technology are being viewed worldwide as an ideal FGD solution for both large and small plants. The Dry FGD systems use advanced CFB scrubber technology, to efficiently and economically capture a wide array of pollutants, including SO2, PM, acid gases, and organic compounds. It is cost-effective, uses the least amount of power and water, and can handle fuels with a wide range of sulphur content. Additionally, its recent success with large scale installations in many parts of world make it the ideal choice for Indian power plants, particularly those less than 700 MW.

How Does Dry FGD Work?

During operation, boiler flue gas enters at the bottom of the CFB scrubber’s up-flow absorber vessel. The gas mixes with hydrated lime and water injected into the absorber, as well as recirculated solids from a downstream fabric filter. The wall surface of the absorber causes high turbulent mixing of the flue gas, solids and water to achieve a high-capture efficiency of the vapor phase acid gases and metals contained within the flue gas.

CFB Scrubbing (Dry FGD) Seminar

Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW), the world leader in CFBC boiler technology is proud to extend a personal invitation to you for our free CFB Boiler Technology & Dry FGD Seminar on June 13, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm at the ITC Sonar Hotel, 1 JBS Haldane Avenue (Opp. Science City), Kolkata – 700046, West Bengal. The Dry FGD segment of the seminar will focus on the technical, economic and environmental benefits of Dry CFB scrubbing technology as it applies to the Indian market.

 

Relevant case studies of plants worldwide using our Dry FGD technology will be presented:-

 

Dry Fork Station, Basin Electric Power Corporation (BEPC), USA a 520 MW PRB coal-fired plant in Wyoming (USA). Behind its pulverised coal boiler sits the largest single absorber dry scrubber operating in the world today. The plant has demonstrated a 98% availability since its commissioning in 2012.

 

Zhangshan Wuhan Kaidi Electric Power, Changzhi, China, a (2 X 300 MWe) plant firing 0.5-1.2% Sulfur bituminous coal and has achieved 87% SO2 removal

 

Strakonice,  Czech  Republic,  a 200 MWth plant firing bituminous coal and has achieved 100 mg/Nm3  SO2,  5 mg/Nm3 SO3, and 10 mg/Nm3 HCl emissions

 

Soma Kolin, Turkey a 2 X 225 MWe plant under construction using SFW CFB technology that will include a CFB polishing scrubber to meet emissions limits

 

Important Questions SFW’s Dry Scrubber Section Will Address:

  • What are the differences in system capabilities – Wet FGD vs. Semi-Dry FGD vs. Dry CFB FGD?
  • What is the maximum practical single vessel CFB absorber size and how large of a plant capacity might this address?
  • What are the major operating costs for the CFB scrubber besides hydrated lime?
  • How does the water consumption for the CFB scrubber compare with that of a wet FGD or a conventional SDA?
  • What fabric filter bag materials are available and how do you select the appropriate one?
  • What turn-down capability do you have with the CFB scrubber?
  • Will the CFB scrubbing technology work with an ESP instead of a baghouse?
  • How does the CFB scrubber footprint compare to that of an SDA or wFGD?

 

 

Presenters for Dry FGD Scrubber Session

 

Robert Giglio | Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development | Sumitomo SHI FW

Robert is responsible for market, product, technology and business strategy, globally for SFW. Robert started his career over 30 years ago with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Asif Hussain | Senior VP of Strategic Business Development | Sumitomo SHI FW

Asif Hussain is responsible for business development within Africa, Middle East and Indian sub-continent. He has over 23 years experience in the power industry and markets based on extensive experience gained working for Foster Wheeler and Babcock Power in roles as field service engineer, project engineering, sales & marketing and management serving the utility and Industrial market. He has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland as well as leadership & management training.

 

Greg Szulc | Commercial Manager | Sumitomo SHI FW                               

Greg is responsible for proposal preparation and project acquisition for SFW Air Quality Control Systems. Graduated on the Silesian University of Technology Energy and Environmental Engineering has 10 years of experience in Air Quality Control Systems.

 

Seminar Details

  • Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Venue Information: ITC Sonar Hotel, Kolkata
  • Registration: 09:00 hrs
  • Seminar Presentations: 09:30 – 13:00 hrs
  • Lunch: 13:00 – 14:00 hrs
  • Seminar Presentations: 14:00 – 16:30 hrs
  • Open Q & A session: 16:30 – 17:30 hrs

Networking breaks provided. Entire event is absolutely free and complimentary

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Government power planners and policy markers
  • Government environmental regulators
  • Utilities
  • IPPs and Developers
  • Industrial companies

 

For More Information Contact

Ravi Krishnan

Mobile Phone: +1 (203) 257-9232 / +91 99871 49883

Kaival Shah

Mobile Phone: +91 98332 88838

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