Quantitative predictions of fuel ash risks in combustion
Numerical simulations for process optimization and fuel quality monitoring.
✔ Predict ash behaviour for solid fuels including low quality coals, variable agro-fuels and wastes
✔ Assess challenging quality sources, in multi-fuel thermal plants
✔ Support the value chain: procurement, plant design, O&M, maximizing the fuel portfolio
✔ Improve fuel awareness and communication, visualizing fuel data for any user groups.
No fuel is ever the same: for biomass, ash depends on the species but also the part of the plant considered, the soil composition, the fertilization and harvesting practises; in case of a waste, the sorting process and trace elements. Therefore specific modeling is needed to evaluate each fuel batch.
Fuel screening and design
Ash chemistry optimization
Boiler and plant simulations
O&M challenge root cause
Prediction of the slag load, sticking properties and agglomeration in the furnace
Prediction of the volatilized sticky fly ash and hard deposits adhesion in convective passes
Fireside corrosion, erosion
Prediction of corrosive species occurrence in the high and low temperature boiler sections
Prediction of PM, SOx, HCl, HF, heavy metals emissions with ash and sorbents retention
Burning biomass, especially agro-biomass, offers a great potential, but it comes along with challenges such as slagging and corrosion. BIOFACT allows to anticipate the combustion behaviour of any biomass, giving precious information to any boilers operators and manufacturers!
Director, Bioenergy Europe (AEBIOM)
BIOFACT gives a double check on fuel properties for internal use, but graphical presentation also help to explain to customers in an easy and comprehensive way what are the risks of different fuels.
R&D manager, Vyncke
BIOFACT is helpful in evaluating a fuel change or investigating a particular fuel related problems e.g. corrosion, emissions, deposits, etc.
Technical manager, Jansen Boiler Tech.
BIOFACT is an engineering firm focusing on numerically predicting fuel ash behaviour in energy plants.
We support boiler manufacturers and operators to predict the extent of slagging, fouling and corrosion for the specific fuel, in each energy plant.
Simulations studies are 20%–40% less expensive than pilot experimental tests and are available with independent consulting mandates.
We work with our partners to anticipate and mitigate ash related risks, to take difficult fuels with success and unlock new opportunities with flexible plant operations.
The state-of-the-art fuel engineering at your service, forward to a carbon neutral future.