Mitigating NOx Penalties: The Role of Heat Management’s Solutions

NOx penalties and why it is essential to understand them. Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) represent a significant environmental challenge, primarily due to their harmful impacts on air quality and contribution to the formation of ground-level ozone and acid rain. Regulatory bodies worldwide have implemented stringent NOx emission standards, leading to the imposition of penalties on facilities that exceed these limits. This article explores the phenomenon of NOx emissions, their environmental impacts, and how Heat Management's patented High Impact Sootblowing System (HISS™) and Infrasound cleaning can aid facilities in reducing these emissions and associated penalties. The Challenge of NOx Emissions Nitrogen Oxides are a group of gases primarily produced during combustion processes at high temperatures. NOx emissions concern various industries, particularly those relying on combustion plants, such as power and heat plants, pulp mills, and marine boilers. The primary sources include vehicles, industrial processes, and energy production, with power- and recovery boilers in the industrial sector being significant contributors. The environmental [...]

By |2024-06-27T12:27:20+00:00June 27, 2024|Optimized steam sootblowing articles, Infrasound cleaning|Comments Off on Mitigating NOx Penalties: The Role of Heat Management’s Solutions

Achieve Sustainable Production Goals in the Pulp and Paper Industry with HISS

The Need for Sustainable Solutions in Pulp and Paper Production The pulp and paper industry, vital for providing essential products to society, is undergoing a transformation towards sustainability. As environmental concerns arise and regulatory pressures increase, companies in this sector seek innovative solutions to minimize their environmental footprint. A solution is the High Impact Sootblowing System (HISS™), changing how pulp and paper mills handle sootblowing. By harnessing the power of HISS™, companies are optimizing their production processes and making significant strides toward achieving their sustainability goals. HISS™ is Changing Sootblowing in Pulp and Paper Mills Traditional sootblowing is stuck in the same pattern as it always has been. Meaning, sootblowing in both the entry and exit stroke wastes nearly 50% of the steam since 90% of the cleaning effect is done at the entry stroke. HISS™, however, uses advanced automation and impactful cleaning methods to improve boiler performance, save energy, and reduce emissions. It cleans efficiently by sootblowing in [...]

By |2024-04-04T10:56:02+00:00April 4, 2024|Optimized steam sootblowing articles, Recovery Boilers|Comments Off on Achieve Sustainable Production Goals in the Pulp and Paper Industry with HISS

Two more HISS orders from one of the largest pulp and paper conglomerates in the world.

One of the largest pulp and paper manufacturers in the world has decided to invest in Heat Management’s solutions. The manufacturer has previously ordered Infrasound cleaning to their mill in Belgium and has since recognized an efficient way to conduct their steam sootblowing operations in the Nordics. Traditional sootblowing Most recovery boilers are delivered with traditional control systems for their sootblowers. These systems are cheap to buy but very expensive to operate, racking up millions of EUR in wasted energy. Here, Heat Management disrupts the paradigm and combines patented system controls and innovative valve control solutions, to deliver the earlier impossible solution of Sootblowing more, with less steam. The High Impact Sootblowing System has become renowned for its way of allowing users to save a guaranteed amount of 30% sootblowing steam consumption, often even surpassing the guaranteed values. A Swedish pulp mill. In 2023, the order for installing HISSTM for a large mill in Sweden was received. The recovery [...]

By |2024-03-07T13:03:27+00:00March 7, 2024|News, Optimized steam sootblowing articles, Recovery Boilers|Comments Off on Two more HISS orders from one of the largest pulp and paper conglomerates in the world.

Sustainable Steam: Jönköping Energi’s HISS Project and its Impressive Results

In 2023, the Swedish power plant Jönköping Energi initiated a project that enabled them to increase their boiler load with biofuel. The outcome of that project was a significant increase in heat and electricity production. This however significantly increased their need for sootblowing. Introduction The project that enabled the green transition to more sustainable fuels was finished in the year of 2022. Doing an analysis of that project, Jönköping Energi concluded that they had increased their heat generation by 23 GWh more heat that reduced the need for more expensive fuels and 4 GWh increased electricity production. After the project that enabled the forementioned load increase, Jönköping discovered that even though they had to be sootblowing more as a consequence of increasing their boiler load, there was an add-on solution to their sootblowers that could save them time and steam for each cycle. The High Impact Sootblowing System (HISSTM). Since 90% of the cleaning effect is done by the initial [...]

By |2024-01-04T08:18:12+00:00January 4, 2024|News, Optimized steam sootblowing articles, Power Boilers|Comments Off on Sustainable Steam: Jönköping Energi’s HISS Project and its Impressive Results

Unveiling the Silent Culprit: Increased Fuel Consumption due to Fouling

The combustion boiler is at the heart of many operations. Whether it’s a power boiler operating in a combined heating plant or a recovery boiler in a pulp and paper mill. They enable processes to run smoothly and efficiently if maintained right. The boilers have a universal enemy that not only affect their efficiency but also the bottom line– fouling. One of the most overlooked consequences to heavy fouling Is increased fuel consumption. It is therefore important to mitigate the issue before the consequences get unbearable.   Why does fuel consumption increase due to fouling? The overall performance of the boiler relies heavily on efficient heat exchange. The heat must flow from combustion chambers to water, generating steam that is essential for different processes in the combustion plant. The deposit buildup on boiler surfaces disturbs the heat exchange, this notion is well documented and fairly agreed upon. The hidden culprit though, is that in order to maintain the same steam [...]

By |2023-09-01T11:40:00+00:00September 1, 2023|Optimized steam sootblowing articles, Power Boilers, Recovery Boilers|Comments Off on Unveiling the Silent Culprit: Increased Fuel Consumption due to Fouling
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