Troubleshooting of a water-tube boiler

The customer
Leader in the design and manufacturing of industrial boilers for standard and special applications.

Scope of Work
Prediction of the performance of the superheaters and development of solutions for efficiency increasing.

At a glance
The performance data of a water tube boiler suggested that some room for improvement was given in the superheaters efficiency. Preliminary CFD thermo-fluid dynamic analysis proved the onsetting of a bypass limiting the heat exchenge performances.

Thanks to the computational fluid dynamics tools, various alternative solutions were compared. Among those, most effective were selected to promote the correct heat exchange in the superheaters.