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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

Practical Reasons to Convert from Coal to Biomass

Practical Reasons to Convert from Coal to Biomass

Converting from coal to biomass has been a trend in the energy debate for several years. While other nations have progressed further along this path than the U.S. – Japan and the U.K. in particular have made considerable strides – potential for coal-to-biomass conversions in… read more

Finding New Uses for Coal Ash

Finding New Uses for Coal Ash

Over the past eight years – beginning with a coal ash spill in Kingston, TN, in 2008 – there have been numerous incidents involving coal ash that made its way into the environment. Part of the reason is that many facilities have no use for… read more

Converting from Coal to Biomass: A Case Study

Converting from Coal to Biomass: A Case Study

Biomass has come on strong as an alternative to traditional power sources. Many plants across the nation have considered or actually begun converting from coal to biomass, either as part of a co-firing strategy combining biomass and coal or as a biomass-only setup. In 2011,… read more