Pilot Scale Facility Contributions to Alstom's Technology Development Efforts for Oxy-Combustion for Steam Power Plants

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Title Pilot Scale Facility Contributions to Alstom's Technology Development Efforts for Oxy-Combustion for Steam Power Plants
Creator Edberg, Carl
Contributor Levasseur, Armand; Andrus, Herb; Kenney, James; Turek, David; and Kang, Shin
Date 2013-09-25
Spatial Coverage Kauai, Hawaii
Subject AFRC 2013 Industrial Combustion Symposium
Description Paper from the AFRC 2013 conference titled Pilot Scale Facility Contributions to Alstom's Technology Development Efforts for Oxy-Combustion for Steam Power Plants by Carl Edberg
Abstract Alstom Power Inc. (Alstom) is a leader in the evaluation and commercialization of Oxy-Combustion with current efforts on several technology platforms [Oxy-Pulverized Coal (PC), Metal Oxide Chemical Looping Combustion (MeOx CLC) and Limestone Chemical Looping Combustion (LCL-C™)] addressing the design and operational integration of all major components. This paper provides an overview of Alstom's development and commercialization efforts for Oxy-PC Combustion and LCL-C™ technologies for CO2 capture from fossil fired power plants. Alstom has completed extensive pilot testing which has established a firm foundation for large-scale demonstration plants and subsequent commercial plants. Oxy-Combustion technology builds upon proven coal-based power generation and is complementary to conventional boiler and steam power plant technology, including its evolution towards ultra-supercritical steam conditions, increased sizes (>1000 MW) and advanced environmental controls. Alstom has amassed extensive pilot and commercial experience from facilities including: the 15 MWth PC tangentially fired oxy-pilot Boiler Simulation Facility (BSF) in CT, USA, the 3 MWth CFB pilot Multi-Use Test Facility (MTF) in CT, USA, the 100 kW flexible Chemical Looping pilot at Chalmers University in Sweden, the 1 MWth MeOx Chemical Looping facility in Darmstadt, Germany, and the 3 MWth Limestone Chemical Looping (LCL-CTM) Test Facility in CT, USA. Alstom was the supplier of the 30 MWth boiler, firing system and ESP for the integrated oxy plant at Schwarze Pumpe, Germany and was also the supplier for the boiler modifications for the 30 MW integrated oxy project in Lacq, France. Alstom has also developed and pilot tested air pollution control equipment [Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP), Fabric Filter (FF), Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD), flue gas condenser (FGC), and gas-processing unit (GPU)] relevant to the oxy combustion process as applied to steam power. This paper provides recent pilot facility testing results for both Oxy-PC Combustion and LCL-C™ technologies. This includes an overview of the comprehensive testing performed on the 15 MWth BSF PC oxy-pilot under our joint US Department of Energy development program, as well as recent results from this facility with combined advanced oxy-boiler operation. Additionally, pilot facility results are presented from recent testing at the 3 MWth LCL-C™ Test Facility showing autothermal operation.
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