Exhibiting Support for the Power Generation Industry
The power generation industry depends on industrial fans and blowers for their essential combustion, emissions, and pollution control processes. That means it’s time to head to PowerGen International®, the “largest network and business hub for electricity generators and solution providers engaged in power generation,” from May 23-25 in Dallas, Texas.
Power Generation Industry Hub at the PowerGen International Conference
As the hub for power generation professionals to learn and network, PowerGen International showcases opportunities in equipment and manufacturing, and curates resources for collaboration, connection, and meetings among power producers, utilities, engineer-procure-construct providers (EPCs), consultants, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and large-scale energy users.
Large centralized power generation business models are evolving into cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. The conference discussion focuses on new solution discovery, and how to support the clean energy transition through digitalization, decarbonization, and efficiency. We’ll be listening intently to the conversations driven by the conference agenda, which includes:
- Trends in conventional power
- Optimizing plant performance
- New energy mix
- Renewables and energy storage
Industrial Fan Applications Supporting the Power Generation Industry
Power generation industry operations require reliable, high-quality centrifugal fans and blowers for key applications in their industrial process to protect the environment from hazardous emissions in accordance with the US Environmental Protection Act (EPA).
The EPA tightly governs industrial emissions, and costs of non-compliance are high, not to mention unsafe. That means the stakes are high, and the fan is mission-critical. So much so that we often supply a redundant fan as a backup. Across our many power generation and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers, we support a wide variety of induced draft and forced draft fan applications, including::
Power generation processes, especially those that employ combustion at any stage, naturally produce air pollutants as byproducts. Addressing those pollutants safely and efficiently through various industrial air pollution control applications is critical to protecting people and the environment. There are also tight emissions regulations issued and governed by the EPA. Failure to comply carries steep penalties. From intake to exhaust and virtually everything in between, fans (usually more than one) are at the heart of what makes the industrial air pollution control process work.
Combustion air applications are common in power plants and other power generation operations that require combustion to burn fuels in boilers, incinerators, dryers, kilns, ovens, furnaces, and process burners. The combustion air blower supplies the stable and consistent oxygen required to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire combustion air system. If the oxygen stops flowing, just like if the fuel is empty or the ignition source goes out, the combustion process stops, making it imperative that the air keeps moving and all of the components work in harmony.
Power generation operations and other industrial operations that use combustion must carefully control the emissions they release into the atmosphere. One of the ways to do that is by reducing the concentration of contamination (usually CO2 or NOx) using dilution air. A dilution air fan, often paired with an SCR System (see below), injects clean ambient forced draft air into the system, enabling the plant to meet pollution control requirements.
Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems (SCR Systems) are another way for industrial power generation and other industries to bring down NOx levels before releasing the emissions. The process converts harmful flue gas laden with NOx into safe diatomic nitrogen and water using a reagent (typically ammonia or urea) and catalyst. Industrial fans & blowers in Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems generate the flow and pressure required to pull a specific amount of gas through the SCR System for treatment and inject the treated air back into the main duct clean enough to exhaust safely within emission standards.
Industrial scrubbers remove or neutralize toxic gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) and corrosive acids like ammonia (NH3), hydrochloric acid (HCI), sulfuric acid (H2SO4), nitric acid (HNO3), sodium chloride (NaCl) from a gas stream for air pollution control in power generation and industrial exhaust emissions (flue gas). The function of the centrifugal industrial fan in the scrubber system is to transport the contaminated air from the source and through the scrubber to clean and exhaust it. It must also be extremely reliable and efficient because operations will stop without it.
It’s Not Too Late to Join Us at the PowerGen International Conference
If you’re in the industry or if you’re an OEM that serves them, it’s not too late. You can register to attend here before May 22, otherwise, register onsite in Dallas after May 22.
Come on out and look for our booth #4661 in Hall F at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. Stop by any time during the show and/or connect with Founder and President Keith White or Senior Application Engineer and Sales Manager Chet White on LinkedIn to schedule a specific time (and for future reference)!