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When Is It Time for a Boiler Retrofit or Upgrade?

When Is It Time for a Boiler Retrofit or Upgrade?

Boilers are essential pieces of equipment for power plants. Without a fully-functional boiler, the plant’s power generation capabilities are inefficient – or, worse, sidelined indefinitely. As boilers age – and as your plant undergoes transformation, particularly if you convert from coal to biomass – you’ll… read more

Senate Passes Bill Featuring Pro-Biomass Language

Senate Passes Bill Featuring Pro-Biomass Language

A bill titled the Energy Policy Modernization Act passed the U.S. Senate last week – and it contains an amendment that is favorable to the biomass industry. The bill’s goal is to amend a few important acts governing energy production and conservation in the United… read more

Oregon to Phase Out Coal, Increase Renewables

Oregon to Phase Out Coal, Increase Renewables

The march toward a future full of renewable energy continues on – and this time, Oregon is the state that will benefit. Last month, Governor Kate Brown signed into law a bill that would double Oregon’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) while taking the dramatic step… read more

Hybrid Energy Storage System in Test Run

Hybrid Energy Storage System in Test Run

The one thing keeping renewable energy from becoming more widespread is storage – more specifically, how to store energy gained from renewable resources so it can be allocated as needed to meet demand for a grid. One energy producer in North America is working to… read more

Not Every Engineering Solution Has to Be Complex

Not Every Engineering Solution Has to Be Complex

It’s important that power plants, fuel producers, and other facilities in the energy field constantly update and upgrade their systems to the latest technologies and best practices. But some facility owners believe that every upgrade that results in more productivity and efficiency has to be… read more

How We Created HRSG Isolation Doors for a Client

How We Created HRSG Isolation Doors for a Client

Recently, ProcessBarron was contracted to manufacture custom Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) isolation doors. The “Isolation Door” concept came about when ProcessBarron was approached by an engineering group in North Carolina to supply a guillotine or slide gate damper to isolate HRSGs if and when… read more

Choosing the Right Drag Chain Conveyor Systems

Choosing the Right Drag Chain Conveyor Systems

In a plant, material handling is essential. An optimized, streamlined material handling system can handle any amount of fuel to constantly feed boilers. One particular type of material handling equipment includes drag chain conveyor systems, which are designed to handle a certain type of material… read more

Finding Optimal Flue Gas Recirculation Systems

Finding Optimal Flue Gas Recirculation Systems

Flue gas from boiler systems in power plants forms a significant portion of the emissions from a fossil-fueled power plant. The composition of the flue gas varies, but forms one notable pollutant: NOx, which encompasses nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide. NOx forms whenever combustion occurs… read more