Analyze water content, ash content and calorific value of your biomass fuel in real time. Achieve smoother plant operation and higher steam and power output.
Smoothen your fresh steam or thermo oil production, achieve higher output! Better manage your NOx emissions! Fullfil requirements of authorities on efficiency monitoring automatically!
The system determines water content, ash content and calorific value at the measurement location using a purely optical technology and the APOS analytics solution. Optional: nitrogen content of the biomass fuel to manage NOx emissions!
NEW: determination of total energy amount fed into the boiler!
The sensor is typically installed in the fuel feed and APOS’ application software is connected to the process control system (PCS) of the customer boiler via a standard interface.
APOS system results can simply be provided via an interface to the customer PCS and the PCS system does the optimization fully autonomously. APOS uses different control modules of BoilerControl to optimize areas in the plant management.
In many European countries, authorities require accurate information on the total energy fed into the boiler to determine the plant efficiency. BoilerControl can measure calorific value, volume and mass flow and provides the total energy fed into the boiler!
Trouble with exceeding NOx emission thresholds? Attack the problem’s root cause: analyze the Nitrogen content of the fuel in real time and adjust your fuel mix and plant settings.
Available modules are:
- Boiler load optimization
- NOx Control
- Measurement of Total Energy Amount
The existing boiler PCS remains the system-in-command at all times and the APOS system ‘only’ provides additional, more intelligent values to the PCS. The customer can control the system by pressing an on-off button in the PCS any time.
APOS’ system is a purely optical, high availability system. Even if the APOS system should go off-line, the power plant will continue to operate in the old, less optimal mode. Thus operation is guaranteed any time.