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Protective coatings with combined monitoring system to control process conditions in boilers

Objetivo

The incineration of waste and combustion of biomass is growing rapidly both due to the environmental aspects (minimisation of landfills, utilisation of waste, reduction of greenhouse gases), and ambition to self-sufficiency of energy sources in European countries (vs. imported oil, coal and gas). However, co-combustion, burning different fuels together (including fuels such as waste, biomass, oil, coal), produces more complex and hard to control combustion process than traditional fuel combustion. The new, harsh condition affects detrimentally onthe boiler construction, i.e. boiler tubing, shortening the lifetime by erosion and corrosion. Hence the control of the burning process, control of emissions, and the safe and long-life use of boilers is becoming more important. To gain efficient control and reliability of boilers, new methods and protections have to be applied. In the proposed work a novel approach to both monitor the temperature of boiler and protect the susceptible boiler construction is introduced. The main innovation is to combine a protective coating and temperature monitoringoptical fibre by developing a novel temperature monitoring protective coating. Hence less polluting and long-lasting boilers, which are able to burn reliably fuels like waste and biomass, are achieved. A novel combination of a protective coating and temperature monitoring will be achieved with co-operation of different European SME's. The project gives an opportunity to combine two different technologies. Both the best know-how concerning novel monitoring technology and latest knowledge of the protective coatings is in SME's and located in different countries. The technological and economical chain is formed by coating manufacturer PikoBlade (FI); ART Photonics (G), industrial manufacturer of optical fibres; coating manufacturer Flame Spray (IT); Hitele Systems (UK), DTS (distribute temperature sensing) company (UK); and coating raw material distributor DURUM (G).

Ámbito científico

  • /ingeniería y tecnología/ingeniería de materiales/recubrimiento y películas
  • /ciencias agrícolas/biotecnología agrícola/biomasa
  • /ciencias naturales/informática y ciencias de la información/software/desarrollo de software
  • /ciencias naturales/ciencias físicas/óptica/fibra óptica

Régimen de financiación

COOPERATIVE

Coordinador

VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Dirección
Vuorimiehentie 3, Espoo, Finland
1000 Espoo
Finlandia

Participantes (7)

A.R.T. PHOTONICS GMBH
Alemania
Dirección
Schwartzschildstrasse A 6
Berlin
FLAME SPRAY SPA
Italia
Dirección
Pola, 2
Milano
HITELE SYSTEMS LTD.
United Kingdom
Dirección
32 Portland Tce.
Newcastle-upon-tyne
DURUM VERSCHLEISS-SCHUTZ GMBH
Alemania
Dirección
Linsellesstr. 125
Willich
PIKOBLADE OY
Finlandia
Dirección
Ollinmäentie 33
Parhalahti
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Países Bajos
Dirección
Shoemakerstraat 97
6060 Delft
NOVITER OY
Finlandia
Dirección
Ratapihankatu 53 A
Turku