Improving boiler performance with modified boiler control systems

Mann, Anthony (2014) Improving boiler performance with modified boiler control systems. In Bruce, Robin C. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Gold Coast, QLD, pp. 475-484.


For timely processing of the crop, sugar factories need boiler stations that can reliably produce steam when fired with fuel of variable quality. The control systems installed on most sugar factory boilers have changed little in the last thirty years and in some cases the default control system response to changes in fuel and/or fuel quality is not correct and operator intervention is required to prevent factory stoppages or reductions in crushing rate caused by poor combustion.

Some factories have recently modified their boiler control systems for improved combustion performance and reduced maintenance costs. This paper describes testing carried out to evaluate some of these control system modifications and identifies boiler control system changes that can be applied more widely in the sugar industry.

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ID Code: 74737
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: bagasse, boiler, control, efficiency, combustion
ISSN: 0726–0822
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (090400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2014 23:26
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2014 11:45

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