Purdue University's Power Plant Boiler Conversion

Presentation Title: Wade Power Plant Stoker Boiler #2 Conversion to Natural Gas

Where: Big 10 and Friends Utility Conference, May 8, 2017, Stewart Room 202, 1 p.m.

Learning Objectives: Understanding of complexities to successfully convert a stoker-fed coal-fired boiler to a natural gas-fired boiler.

Content: Overview of engineering study that determined changes required to maintain original boiler performance. Review the project progress as the changes occurred. Identify the areas to pay attention to. Discuss redundancy and back up requirements. Sizing and replacing the ID Fan plus adding VFD control to both fans.

Speakers: Ed Rafacz, Utilities Engineer, Purdue University and Chad Culver, Project Manager, Stanley Consultants

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