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Smart Boiler Services to Improve Reliability, Reduce Maintenance, and Extend Life

August 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EEST

Utility and industrial power plants constantly face challenges to improve reliability while maintaining fuel flexibility, reducing emissions and decreasing maintenance costs. Power plants and industrial facilities need to employ ongoing O&M measures to ensure improved availability and high profitability. Upgrades, modernization, retrofits and optimization are all key boiler engineering services providing effective solutions to improve reliability.



Varkaus: 09:00 AM | New Delhi: 11:30 AM | Hanoi/Bangkok: 01:00 PM | Hong Kong: 02:00PM | Seoul: 03:00 PM


Significant attention is required on routine maintenance areas such as boiler testing & tuning, boiler corrosion/erosion/fouling analyses, CFD, fuel/additive evaluations, and finally, root cause & failure analysis. In addition, specific operational expertise in combustion tuning, reduced pressure operation, superheat temperature changes, water quality issues, tube failure analyses, and refractory/casing issues are critical for ensuring reliability and efficient operation of the boiler.


This informative webinar will cover best practices in maintenance & engineering in focused areas of services for solid fuel boilers (PC, CFB, BFB, stoker, etc.) and help energy facilities make informed decisions about the necessary preventive measures to improve reliability, availability, and extend boiler life.


In this webinar, Sami Marjeta, Customer Manager (Service), based in Varkaus, Finland and John Q Murphy, Director, Global Manufacturing of Sumitomo SHI FW, based in Hanoi, Vietnam, will address the following topics:


Sami Marjeta:

  • Fuel changes and how to mitigate them in CFB boilers
    • Different fuel properties and different boiler concepts
    • CFB air systems and grid performance
    • Boiler auxiliary equipment differences in bio and coal CFB’s

John Q Murphy:

  • Lower Furnace tube erosion mitigation using resistant coatings
    • Erosion basics
    • Coating families, the pros and cons
    • Sumitomo SHI FW’s current approach


In addition to the above topics, the webinar will also discuss the benefits of LTSA’s and remote management techniques such as Smart Boilers to improve asset efficiency & availability, expand fuel range, minimize plant downtime and O&M costs.


Attendees are encouraged to ask questions which will be covered during the Q&A session of the webinar.



Presenter: Sami Marjeta| Customer Manager- Service | Sumitomo SHI FW

Sami Marjeta is Customer Manager, Service of Sumitomo SHI FW. Sami’s experience includes positions in the Global Power Group in Europe and Asia since 2001. Sami is currently positioned in Varkaus Finland where his main role is to provide technical support for Asia Services. Before this, Sami was posted to Asia Services main office in Bangkok Thailand for 2 years as Technical Manager. Sami has worked in Sumitomo SHI FW in boiler performance related tasks for 16 years.



Presenter: John Q Murphy| Director, Global Manufacturing | Sumitomo SHI FW

John Murphy, Director Global Manufacturing, Sumitomo SHI FW, currently located in Hanoi, Vietnam. John’s experience includes patents for round cyclonic CFB separators, for thin, rich chemistry corrosion resistant tube OD protection and pending erosion resistant design patents for lower furnace tubes. John has been in Asia since 2004 which included successfully shifting North American Service pressure part supply from North America to Asia. John is also a member of Sumitomo SHI FW’s Materials Technology group, charged with advancing the state-of-the-art of CFB’s and Waste Heat Boilers via materials.