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Headers • Harps • Bundles • In-House Finning Replacement Pressure Parts from the Source
Who knows more about your pressure parts than
the folks who made them?
As a contractor to the major HRSG OEMs, Chanute
Manufacturing has the most experience fabricating
HRSG pressure parts of any company in the U.S.
There is a very good chance some of your HRSG
parts originated at Chanute.
We’re familiar with all OEM designs. And if we
didn’t originally fabricate your HRSG, or if drawings
are not available, we can reverse-engineer your
pressure parts when needed.
Contact us to discuss our recent HRSG
So, bring your replacement pressure part fabrication
back home to the company with over 35 years of
pressure part experience...Chanute.
Chanute Manufacturing Company
a unit of Optimus Industries, LLC.
“Bring It Back Home”
or an inside-the-fence industrial cogeneration site. To illustrate this approach, let’s
look at the key challenges facing utility generators today.
A key challenge for companies oper-
ating in mature power markets worldwide
is the retirement of experienced opera-
tions personnel; in the United States, 40
percent of the workforce at electric and
gas utilities will be eligible for retirement
in the next five years, according to the
American Public Power Association. As
people retire, how does the industry retain
operator and process engineering exper-
tise? Digital can be a significant enabler
when staring down the barrel of the “great
generational shift.” Secure remote con-
nectivity, like ABB’s Collaborative Oper-
ations Centers, provides increasingly
scarce internal resources with expert sup-
port for operations and maintenance.
Simulation and benchmarking can also
help ensure that best practices are applied
at every site.
As an example, ABB worked with a
supercritical power plant in a remote part
of Africa that was struggling with a lack
of local expertise, operator variation and
performance degradation of the boiler.
Together with the plant owners we focused on soot blowing practices. We
worked with local teams to create simulators that showed not only key performance indicators, focused on recoverable
degradation, but also found ways to create
operator tools to make consistently optimized decisions on when to perform
soot blowing. Ultimately, we applied
model predictive control (MPC) to close
the loop and consistently execute soot
blowing sequences. The solution
achieved $175,000 per year in fuel savings
and more consistent operation, enabling
better execution in dispatch, supply chain
and maintenance functions. Digital allows customers to scale these same solutions across a fleet of similar plants,
thereby accelerating time to value.
For conventional base load plants built
more than 10 years ago, ABB has looked at
parts of the generation process that can im-
pact both cost and revenue. For example, at
a large coal-fired plant in Europe, ABB ana-
lyzed the combustion process, use of abate-
ment materials and at opportunities to in-
crease top line revenues through focused
activity in ancillary services markets. Through
optimization and closed loop control chang-
es, we were able to reduce variable costs by
$500,000 annually by reducing fuel con-
sumption at start-up, improving combustion
efficiency and reducing abatement costs. By
helping the customer understand costs as-
sociated with engaging in primary frequency
markets, we were able to grow top line rev-
enue opportunities for the plant.
DEVELOPING A STRONG
Any successful transformation requires
strong alignment of people, process and