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Boilers and Burners

Increase in demand to create opportunities

     9th June 2017 The utility and industrial boilers market is predicted to experience an increase in demand, across a scope of applications, owing to rising industrialisation, says research and consulting services company Transparency Market Research (TMR). According to a 2017 research report conducted by TMR,... 

Computational fluid dynamic simulation benefits industry

     9th June 2017 Numerical modelling of bulk processes using computer-based models provides a quicker and more beneficial method than manual calculations for complex steam generation systems, says engineering, construction and maintenance service provider Steinmüller Africa. Recently, full computational fluid... 

Computational fluid dynamic simulation benefits industry
STANDARD A generic industrial boiler from Cyclotherm South Africa

CE marking awarded to local boiler company

By: Nica Schreuder     9th June 2017 Having received the European Conformity (CE) quality marking approval to manufacture a steam generator for leading oils partner IOI Loders Croklaan’s processing plant, in Ghana, in January, boiler and environmental solutions company John Thompson aims to complete the manufacturing of the steam... 

CE marking awarded to local boiler company
ENVIROPAC John Thompson’s Enviropac oil/gas-fired boiler. All boilers are inspected and certified before dispatch

Company introduces new cost effective technology in line with 2020 target

By: Nica Schreuder     9th June 2017 With increasing pressure to conform to the 2020 Air Quality Act, industrial equipment supplier Heaton Valves Africa have introduced Zeeco Combustion equipment’s GB single-jet burner into the Southern African Market in order to minimise oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. During fuel combustion,... 

Conglomerate helps company reduce power generation costs

     9th June 2017 US-based multinational conglomerate corporation General Electric (GE) have announced an agreement with the world’s largest aluminium rolling company Hindalco Industries to upgrade generation equipment at its Renusagar Captive Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh, India. GE will modernise two steam... 

Company wins $157m boiler contract

     9th June 2017 India-based energy and environmental engineering solutions company Thermax has won export contracts from an undisclosed leading African conglomerate to supply four utility boilers, eight heat recovery steam generators and two flue gas steam generators for its upcoming refinery and petrochemicals... 

Company wins $157m boiler contract
BOILER POWER Thermax is supplying four utility boilers for a refinery and petrochemical project in Nigeria

Burner management systems market anticipates 5.5% growth by 2024

     27th January 2017 The global market for burner management systems (BMS) is projected to be worth $7.39-billion by 2024, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% in that period, explains market research service provider Transparency Market Research (TMR). 

Burner management systems market anticipates 5.5% growth by 2024
BOILER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Boiler management systems are important to ensure the safety of workers

Boilers market will grow significantly by 2026

     27th January 2017 The global industrial boilers market is projected to grow to $17.77-billion by 2026, says market research company Markets & Markets. 

Boilers market will grow  significantly by 2026
Photo by Reuters
LOSING FAVOUR The research has shown that countries are moving away from coal-fired boilers

Acquisition boosts prospects for top steam and boiler suppliers

     27th January 2017 Two reputable and successful South African companies operating in the local industrial and commercial steam power market have joined forces to work together growing their businesses to better serve the market’s needs. Cape Town-based Energy Partners – Steam & Combustion, a member of the listed... 

Acquisition boosts prospects for top steam and boiler suppliers

Zambian boiler project leads way to promising 2017

By: Victor Moolman     27th January 2017 Boiler supplier and specialist installer Steam Generation has been contracted to supply, install and commission a Cochran Coalmaster 8 000 kg/hour steam boiler, on Lake Kariba, in Zambia, for the Aller Aqua Zambia project, which will be one of the largest fish farms in Africa. 

Zambian boiler project leads way to promising 2017
Photo by Duane Daws
ZAMBIA BOILER The boiler will be used in the process to feed a fish farm on Lake Kariba

Camden power station to receive last of 164 burners 

By: Victor Moolman     27th January 2017 Engineering company Hlakani Engineering will deliver the last of the 164 custom made burners to State-owned power utility Eskom’s Camden power station, in Mpumalanga, in the second half of this year. 

Camden power station to receive last of 164 burners
Hlakani directors Hermann Bruemmer and Gerhard Holtshauzen explain the future of burner manufacturing for State-owned power utility Eskom

Thermoprocessing projects to ensure combustion efficiency

By: Sebastian Whyle     3rd June 2016 Electrical, instrumentation and control engineering and installation project management provider Proconics is involved in thermoprocessing equipment projects that will result in safer, more efficient burner management for the local combustion energy industry.  

Thermoprocessing projects to  ensure combustion efficiency
Photo by Duane Daws
INTERNATIONAL TREND Proconics has noticed an international trend of increased focus on the categorisation of burner management systems as safety instrumented systems

Two 330 MW boilers to aid power production in Pakistan

     3rd June 2016 Electrical engineering service provider and boiler manufacturer GE Steam Powered Systems president Andreas Lusch announced the company’s deal with construction and engineering company China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) to supply two 330 MW boilers Pakistan power producer Engro Powergen Thar... 

Two 330 MW boilers to aid power production in Pakistan
Photo by Duane Daws
POWER PROVISION Two GE circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boilers will help deliver a total of 660 MW to Pakistan

New power generation system commissioned in Beppu, Japan

     3rd June 2016 Distributed waste heat to power generation service provider ElectraTherm sales and marketing director Kazunori Ueda, in mid-April, announced the commissioning of the Power+ Generator 4400 in Beppu, Japan.  

New power generation system commissioned  in Beppu, Japan
FIRST OF ITS KIND The unit uses geothermal heat to generate fuel-free, emission-free electricity at the site

Emphasis on environment and workplace safety

By: Sebastian Whyle     3rd June 2016 As the combustion equipment industry becomes more aware of the effects it has on the environment and workers, greater emphasis is being placed on the efficiency and safety of boilers and burners in industrial applications.  

Emphasis on environment and workplace safety
DEMANDING EFFICIENCY The E4500-N enables operators to ensure that combustion equipment is functioning efficiently and safely

Monitoring system to provide real-time calculations

     3rd June 2016 Boiler and combustion equipment provider Nationwide Boiler president Larry Day, announced the release earlier this year of its latest product to market: the DataStak.  

Monitoring system  to provide real-time calculations
Photo by Duane Daws
MEETING YOUR MONITORING NEEDS Day reported that the DataStak has been engineered to fulfill monitoring requirements

Biofuels tested for boiler efficiency

By: Sebastian Whyle     3rd June 2016 Owing to growing global demand for a cleaner and more sustainable environment, boiler and environmental solutions provider John Thompson has, over the past few years, carried out a series of tests by firing a variety of biomass fuels on boilers installed at the company’s Boiler Development and... 

Biofuels tested  for boiler efficiency
EFFECTIVE BURNING Tests have shown that these fuels can be burnt effectively on existing chain-grate stoker coal-fired boilers

Carbon injection systems to reduce emissions

     3rd June 2016 Environmental and emissions compliance service and technology provider ADA-ES (ADA) chief product officer Sharon Sjostrom, announced early last month that two companies have selected ADA’s Activated Carbon Injection (ACI) systems to reduce mercury emissions from their coal-fired boilers.  

Company receives award for reduction systems on boilers

     3rd June 2016 Advanced engineering solutions provider Fuel Tech received an award for the company’s NOxOUT selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) systems for multiple coal-fired utility boilers with equipment deliveries expected to occur during the second and fourth quarters of this year, as well as the... 

Company receives award for reduction systems  on boilers
NEED FOR COMPLIANCE SNCR systems technology is proving to be a viable solution as combustion unit owners look to comply with more stringent nitrogen oxide control requirements

Steam-producing boiler room reduces electricity consumption

     22nd January 2016 Owing to the ability of its boiler room that produces steam for the printing process, printing company Paarl Media’s specialised printing division Paarl Media Cape is achieving about 85% to 90% energy efficiency as a result of its new biomass steam plant.  

Steam-producing  boiler room reduces electricity consumption
COST SAVING The biomass boiler reduces electricity production costs and creates a buffer against electricity price inflation

Gas boilers reduce hospital carbon emissions

     22nd January 2016 Public sector hospitals are leading government’s environment-friendly drive by replacing their coal-fired boilers with equipment that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).  

Gas boilers  reduce hospital  carbon emissions
GAS SUPPLY Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital makes use of CNG Holdings’ pressure regulating plant to supply gas to its boilers

Waste heat from boilers provides fossil fuel-free electricity

     22nd January 2016 Through the process of feeding off heat from burners and boilers at tempretures as low as between 77 ºC and 116 ºC, the ElectraTherm Power+Generator distributed in South Africa by energy projects and professional services company Alt.EnerPro can generate up to 110 kWe of fossil fuel-free... 

SMEs benefiting from cost-saving steam boilers

     22nd January 2016 Small and medium steam applications are benefiting from Cape Town-based boiler manufacturing company Cape Boiler & Heater’s flash-type steam boilers, Steamatic. 

Need for manufacturing of biofuel-fired boilers steadily increasing

By: Bruce Montiea     22nd January 2016 Owing to the price of biofuels becoming more competitive than that of traditional fuels, such as coal, oil and gas, the need for biofuel-fired boilers is steadily increasing, says Cape Town-based industrial boilers manufacturer John Thompson divisional technical manager Etienne de Villiers.  

Need for manufacturing of biofuel-fired  boilers steadily increasing
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL John Thompson carries out tests on a variety of biofuels, including torrefied biomass owing to growing demand for a cleaner and sustainable environment

Recycled oil refined for use as fuel in furnace burners

By: Bruce Montiea     22nd January 2016 Recycling and refining recycled oil into fuel for furnace burners is a cost- effective solution and encourages recycling, says energy and fuel burning company Technoburn sales and marketing manager David Louch.  

Recycled oil refined for use as fuel in furnace burners
BURNING REUSED OIL Technoburn encourages the use of recycled furnace oil for use in industrial burners and boilers

Company recommends boiler servicing to prevent scaling

     22nd January 2016 Servicing boilers and cooling towers can ensure minimal scaling and protect the plant against premature failure, especially considering that 1 mm of scale can increase a company’s fuel bill by 10%, says boiler manufacturer Allmech GM Lionel Maasdorp.  

Company recommends boiler servicing to  prevent scaling
MANUFACTURE Allmech assembles and tests its boilers at its workshops before they are dispatched

SA company leverages international partnerships to consolidate presence in Africa

     22nd January 2016 Heat generation technology company Steam Generation Africa has been able to consolidate its presence in providing boilers on the African continent following its concluded agreement with Scotland-based industrial boiler specialist Cochran in 2014 and a partnership entered into last year with... 

SA company leverages  international partnerships to consolidate presence in Africa
INCREASING PRESENCE The Cochran boiler range is available in countries such as Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Botswana and Namibia

Medupi, Kusile boilers a large-scale milestone

By: Dylan Slater     5th June 2015 The sheer size of the boilers being installed at State-owned power utility Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile power stations might not be repeated in Africa again, owing to future build prospects indicating a requirement for smaller boilers, says power systems company Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems... 

Medupi, Kusile boilers a large-scale milestone
MILESTONE POWER STATION Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa predicts future power station build prospects being smaller in comparison to Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile power stations

New boiler house produces stable process steam

By: Dylan Slater     5th June 2015 As part of its continuous drive to reduce energy costs amid increasing electricity costs, tyre manufacturer Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has installed a new coal-fired boiler house at its Port Elizabeth plant. 

New boiler house produces stable process steam
NEW BOILER HOUSE The Port Elizabeth-based Continental Tyre South Africa plant has had four new John Thompson package boilers installed to generate process steam

Energy solutions company to launch Web-based boiler monitoring system

By: Dylan Slater     5th June 2015 Energy solutions company Energy Partners is in the final stages of developing a real-time Web-based boiler monitoring system, which will monitor and report on various operational parameters of a boiler or a set of boilers. 

Energy solutions company  to launch Web-based  boiler monitoring system
BOILER MAINTENANCE Energy Partners operates an outsourcing boiler operation business focusing on servicing coal-fired boilers in the process-steam industry

Boiler company creates new department to outsource expertise

     5th June 2015 Boiler company John Thompson, the power division of electromechanical equipment company Actom, recently established its Energy Management department in 2014 to embrace the current worldwide trend of customers outsourcing their noncore business. This demonstrates John Thompson’s commitment to... 

Boiler company creates new department to  outsource expertise
INDUSTRIAL BOILER John Thompson considers the supply, operation and maintenance of an energy plant and associated equipment as its core business

US boiler company supplies federal facility

     5th June 2015 US-based boiler company Nationwide Boiler announced in March the sale of five 650 hp mobile boiler rooms to a US federal government facility. 

US boiler company  supplies federal facility
MOBILE BOILER The ability to transport a large boiler by truck instead of by rail is a time-saving advantage

Singapore company appoints ASME inspector

     5th June 2015 Singapore-based fully integrated water solutions supplier Hyflux Membrane Manufacturing (Hyflux) has chosen engineering advisory firm and assurance services company Lloyd’s Register Energy as its American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) inspection services provider for boilers and pressure... 

New regulations impact on boilers

     6th June 2014 Since the change by South Africa’s Department of Labour (DoL) from the Vessel Under Pressure Regulations to the Pressure Equipment Regulations in 2009, local boiler users, among other pressure vessel users, are now required to have a risk-based inspection (RBI) scheme in place if they exceed the... 

New regulations  impact on boilers
Photo by Duane Daws
UNDER PRESSURE Risk-based inspection is a method using risk as a basis for prioritising and managing inspection programmes

Emergency boiler keeps cold out

     6th June 2014 US-based emergency rental boiler and auxiliary equipment company Nationwide Boiler Incorporated assisted in keeping more than 125 buildings warm during the past winter season, in Midwest US. 

Emergency boiler  keeps cold out
MOBILE BOILER Nationwide Boiler has provided temporary and permanent boiler systems to district heating companies since 1967

Biomass boiler cuts costs

     6th June 2014 A project to retrofit a biomass-fired boiler at the University of Iowa’s (UI’s) Oakdale Research Park campus in Coralville, Iowa received the 2013 Grand Place Award in the Energy Production category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). 

Biomass boiler  cuts costs
AWARD WINNING INNOVATION The University of Iowa Oakdale Research Park campus aims to have 40% of its energy needs met with renewable resources by the end of 2020

Wireless control for boiler maintenance

By: Dylan Slater     6th June 2014 Maintenance and testing procedures on power plant boilers can be monitored with engineering consulting company Carab Tekniva’s U-Fi wireless communication solution that was released in South Africa last year. 

Wireless control for boiler maintenance
WIRELESS PORTABLE CONTROL The portable unit is powered by a rechargeable battery and is encased in an anodised dye-cast extruded aluminium case

Controls improve efficiency

     6th June 2014 Combustion controls, used in boilers, can boost thermal efficiency and reduce excess air curves, resulting in improved combustion reactions within the boiler. 

Controls improve  efficiency
ENVIROPAC BOILER With the addition of a carbon monoxide sensor, the combustion controller can self-learn the ideal shape of the burner excess air curve
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