· Partnership with Mission Energy
· Compromise Climate Change Solution for India
Indian Gasification and Waste to
Energy Conferences only Three Weeks Away
Valves for Coal Gasification
Rare Earth Feedstocks from Coal Fired Boilers and Coal Gasifiers
· SOx-NOx India
Exhibitors and Speakers
· SOX -NOx Attendees
· Indian Power Producers have access to Free System to
determine True Cost
· FGD Market offers Billions of Dollars of Profits
Partnership with Mission Energy
McIlvaine Company values its partnership with Mission Energy. It started
with a joint webinar which included the Dry Scrubber Users Group
representatives just prior to the
SOx-NOx conference. This webinar can be viewed at
Climate Change Solution for India
Drax power plant in the UK is one of the largest in Europe and in the world
(4000 MW) it has switched from coal to biomass and has launched a pilot
sequestration program. This effort
is instrumental in opening up a compromise solution to deal with climate
change in India.
Out of the Air Means There is No Tipping Point
Ready Coal Fired Plants and Massive Tree Planting will be the Compromise
Climate Change Solution
solution proposal may be unique to the McIlvaine Company but it is simply
an extension of the logic of those groups advocating CO2 sequestration and
those groups focused on planting a trillion trees. Building coal fired
plants which can be fired by biomass after 30 years solves several problems
including how to prevent dying trees from emitting CO2 back into the
atmosphere. The big advantage for India is low cost power from coal or
other solid fuel sources while reducing CO2.
Indian Gasification and Waste to
Energy Conferences only Three Weeks Away
10th Gasification India & 5th Waste-To-Energy 2019; are scheduled
on the 28-29 November 2019 at Vivanta - Dwarka, New Delhi.
Live updates are available at http://gasification2019.missionenergy.org/SHARE
speakers and exhibitors are a mix of international and Indian based
companies. Here is data on a few of them
Fluor is a leader in gasification technology. It has executed more
than 20 gasification projects globally and performed more than 150
gasification feasibility studies. The presentation by Fluor at the
conference last year is shown at
The reasons cited in the presentation for interest in gasification in India
Growing national and global energy demands. Heavy
reliance upon petroleum and natural gas import. Use of domestic resources
will provide immunity to price fluctuations due to volatile prices and
geopolitical instability in global energy market. Abundant coal reserves in
India. Less costly vs Petroleum and NG derived feedstocks. Low feedstock
cost. High value added products. mitigates higher CAPEX. Higher value
added. Improved margin certainty. Tightening marine fuel sulphur
specifications will result in more cokers. Increased global and Indian
supply of petcoke.
Products has signed a long-term agreement
with an Indian petroleum company to build, own and operate a new syngas
production facility at a refinery in Kochi, India. This is the second
supply contract in Kochi between Air Products and Bharat Petroleum, a
state-controlled oil and gas company. Air Products already operates an
industrial gas complex at Bharat's Kochi refinery.
Air Products acquired the Coal Gasification Technology
licensing business from Shell Global Solutions International B.V., a
subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and formed a strategic alliance with
Shell for residue gasification technology to refinery complexes. The
acquisition includes Shell's associated patent portfolios for solids (coal
and biomass) gasification and sharing of patent rights for residue and
These moves extended Air Products' offerings
in syngas to provide turn-key sale-of-gas gasification facilities for
solids (coal and biomass) and liquids (refinery residues). In its
sale-of-gas business model, Air Products finances, builds, owns, operates
and maintains the gas production plant, enabling customers to focus
attention and capital on their primary business.
Last year Air
Products acquired General Electric Company's ("GE") gasification
business. This transaction allowed Air Products to expand
its synthesis gas (syngas) solutions product offerings and its
presence in build, own and operate gasification projects around the world.
Dogru, Director of gasification at Beltran will speak about
gasifying waste and use of wet precipitators.
Wuhan Engineering and Talcher Fertilizer
personnel are slated to speak at the conference. Talcher Fertilizers
Limited (TFL) has awarded a lump sum term key contract to Wuhuan
Engineering Company Limited, China. The deal is for implementing the coal
gasification and ammonia/urea packages of TFL. This contract has been
awarded to augment the domestic urea capacity and revive closed fertilizer
units of Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL).
TFL is a joint venture company of
nominated public sector undertakings namely Rashtriya Chemicals and
Fertilizer, Coal India, FCIL and GAIL. "With an estimated investment
of ? 13,277 crores, the project shall produce 1.27 million tonnes
per annum of Neem coated Urea through the gasification of a mixed feedstock
comprising of high ash Indian coal and pet coke.
TFL has been allotted a northern part
of North Arkhapal mine as captive for meeting its coal requirements.
The pet coke will be sourced from Paradip refinery of IOCL. The likely
commissioning of this project is around the third quarter of 2023.
for Coal Gasification
In our Alerts we have
reported on the Chinese initiative to rely less on LNG and more on a $30
billion pipeline being built by Sinopec to move gasified coal to cities around the
country as a fuel for turbines and furnaces. With the uncertain future in
the areas of the world currently
producing LNG this is a prudent decision. India is in a similar
situation with little local availability of natural gas but abundant coal.
One of the
challenges of successfully operating a gasification plant is to
purchase reliable valves to handle the severe conditions. One of the
gasification India sponsors is a valve manufacturer. Antiwear is a leading
valve manufacturer which can produce
ball valve, butterfly valve, double wedge gate valve, blow back valve,
sliding plate valve, check valve, regulating valve, rotating disc valve and
other special functional valves. Antiwear-supplied valves are widely used
in the coal chemical industry.
Antiwear has been qualified by Shell-SCGP, OMB, Pall and other gasifier
Moreover Antiwear has many experiences
supplying valves for GE-Texaco,
Shell-SCGP, E-GAS, U-GAS, HY-GAS, R-GAS, HT-L, Trigger, Siemens
GSP, CHOREN and
other gasifier technologies. Antiwear is appreciated by more and more
clients due to perfect performance of the valves including lock hopper unit
valve, oxygen service valve, BBV, metal and soft-seated ball valve,
triple-offset valve and other functional valve.
After more than a year of of
operation, Shenhua Ningxia coal
converts more than 4 million tons of coal-to-liquid products by indirect
liquefaction. Antiwear provided over 300 sets of valves including ball and
other types. The double disk valve has performed without jamming,
leaking or deterioration. The project successfully broke the foreign
monopoly on the coal chemical industry core technology due to performance
of the valves compared to those from international companies.
Members of the newly-formed Indian Valve and Actuator Manufacturers
Association. have experience with coal gasification and other coal
fired power applications.
Advance Valves: Noida Uttar Pradesh: Advance has a wide range of valves to
meet the requirements of the Power sector. It offers a double-eccentric design for butterfly valves for CW, FW & DM
Water applications, and the high-performance Triple eccentric Butterfly
valves for Steam-based and high-pressure applications. Dual plate check
valves are a superior NRV option as compared to the swing-check valve.
The Triple Eccentric valve has an intrinsic fire-safe
design which makes it suitable for numerous applications, including
steam-based applications where temperatures are in excess of 750 deg C. In
fact, this valve can replace the more bulky Gate Valve as well, in certain
applications. Advance have recently
supplied a 1800 mm Metal - Seated
Triple Eccentric Butterfly to Bhushan Power Plant in Orissa.Clients in this
sector include NTPC, BHEL, NPCIL, Bhushan Power, Alstom Power, Jindal
Power, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Power, MSEB, BSES and many others,
including those who have developed their own captive power plants.
Auma, Bangalore Karnataka AUMA recently supplied nearly 2300 actuators for six
power plants being built by NTPC, AUMA India provided 500
actuators for each of the three
plants at Lara, in Chhattisgarh; Barh in Bihar and
Gadarwara in Madhya Pradesh.Another 484 actuators were delivered to Malwa,
also in Madhya Pradesh, 306 to two smaller projects at Meja in Uttar
Pradesh and Solapur in Maharashtra.
six projects range in size from 2 x 660 MW to 5 x 800 MW and all
except the Lara plant are supercritical. The actuators are deployed for
intelligent valve control across all processes within the plants, including
feedwater treatment, steam generation, combustion air control, turbine
control, flue gas management, and cooling water supply.
GM Metoda Gujarat The company was founded in 1986 and is a
diversified valve manufacturer serving the nuclear power, oil, gas,
fertilizer and certain other industries. Clients include BHEL, Andra
Pradesh State Electricity, and
Gujarat State Electricity.
Kitz, Maharshata Trunnion mounted ball valves are supplied
to the power industry by distributors including Concorde Valves in Mumbai.
L&T Valves Chennai Tamal Nadu: L&T Power offers
turnkey solutions for both Coal and Gas-based power plants in addition to
valves. Earlier this month The Power
business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has successfully placed into
operation two thermal power units of 660 MW each at NTPC's Khargone Super
Thermal Power Project in Madhya Pradesh and Tanda Thermal Power Station in
Uttar Pradesh. This has enabled NTPC to add 1320 MW capacity to the
national grid and has also demonstrated L&T's capabilities in executing
complex power projects in the country. The 660 MW Khargone unit is the
country's first ultra-supercritical unit set up on complete engineering,
procurement and construction (EPC) basis. Ultra-supercritical units feature
steam parameters of 600 degree Celsius and 270 kg/cm2 pressure resulting in
higher efficiencies, enabling plants to consume less coal resulting in
lesser emissions in comparison to sub-critical and supercritical power
plants. The 660 MW Tanda unit is equipped with supercritical boiler
manufactured by L&T-MHPS Boilers Pvt Ltd, a joint venture company of
L&T and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), Japan. The Khargone
and Tanda projects are each of 2x660 MW capacity.
Microfinish Hubli Karnataka: Established
in 1971, Microfinish group is a
manufacturer of ball valves, bellows sealed globe valves, process
pumps, gate globe and check valves, pneumatic actuator and automated units.
Microfinish products can be found in many power plants installations.
Valves are used in fuel lines, HP and LP steam, condensate, hot gas, flue
gas, fly ash as well as utilities such as cooling water and compressed
air. The Microfinish knifegate valves are included in the following
Kalol, Gujarat: The company can produce 36,000 valves per year
at its 110,000 m2 facility. It has a steel foundry making alloy castings.
It specializes in globe, gate, and check valves.
Chennai Tamil Nadu: The extensive,
state-of-the-art Jigani plant, situated in Bangalore was built in
2010. The Rotork plant provided additional manufacturing capacity for
the burgeoning Indian valve actuation markets, complementing the existing
Rotork factory at Chennai, which
also received substantial investment for expansion.
The Jigani plant is designed
to manufacture product ranges from Rotork Controls, Rotork Fluid Systems
and Rotork Gears, including two assembly lines for the local manufacture of
the IQPro intelligent electric
The latest generation of Rotork Skilmatic SI3 electro-hydraulic
actuators have been supplied to one of India's leading state owned oil
companies to operate 42" and 48" triple offset butterfly valves
on vital safety-related tank farm duties.
SchuF, Coimbatore, Tamil
Nadu: The SchuF Group designs and manufactures industrial valves which
control, isolate, divert, or sample gases, liquids, slurries or powders.
The range of industrial valves are ideal for difficult or severe service
conditions found in the chemical, petrochemical, polymer, oil, gas,
refining and offshore industries.
SchuF has developed five leading valve designs for coal
gasification. From the very earliest coal gasification plants in South
Africa (Sasol) to the latest installations in the USA (GE, and Valero) to
Shell and Siemens in Europe, you will find SchuF valves.
Trillium, Hubli, Karnataka Trillium Flow Technologies
("Trillium") was formerly
Weir Flow Control ("WFC"), until earlier this year. It consists
of the same 15 established global pump and valve brands servicing the power
generation, oil and gas, water and wastewater, mining, and industrial
sectors. These include: Sarasin-RSBDT, Blakeborough®, Atwood
& Morrill®, Hopkinsons®, SEBIMT, BDKT, Batley Valve®, AutoTorkT, and
Tricentric® for valves, and GabbionetaT, WSPT, WEMCO®, Roto-Jet®, Floway®,
and Begemann® for pumps.
Some years ago Weir purchased BDK based in the southern state
of Karnataka. BDK specializes in
valve manufacturing for energy sectors. At the time the Weir Group already
owned two other Indian facilities in the mining and power station sectors
In 2017 BKK secured a £1.4m contract to
supply Indian EPC contractor M/S
Tata Projects Ltd with innovative butterfly valves. The valves are to be
installed in the Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah thermal power station, a coal-based
plant with 1600 MW capacity located near Andhra Pradesh. Weir BDKT is working closely with M/S Tata
Projects to ensure optimal service-life on their new valves and in turn,
improve efficiencies across their power station.
order comprises a range of specialized Butterfly valves with sizes up
to 2900mm, featuring hydraulic cylinders, which are custom designed to
deliver resilience in high temperature applications and dependable
Velan, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu: Velan operates a modern 100,000
ft2 valve manufacturing plant in India. It incorporates the latest technologies
such as robotic fusion welding. There is an integrated cleanroom where
final processing of valves required to be ultra clean are assembled.
Details are explained in a YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvyQQee6hKk
Velan Valves are used at Barth 1-3 Supercritical Units
of National Thermal Power Corp.
Technoprom Export purchased $20 million
worth of valves from Velan Inc. for the three 660-MW
units. The Velan German sales distribution subsidiary, Velan
GmbH, booked the order which included high-pressure gate, globe, and
check valves and steam traps manufactured by Velan, as well as safety
valves with silencers, control valves, butterfly valves, and actuators
manufactured by six other companies in Europe. Here are other details from
the McIlvaine World Power Generation Projects: Location: India, Bihar'
Startup Date: 2013,
Size: 1980 MW,Primary Fuel: Coal
Rare Earth Feedstocks from Coal Fired Boilers and Coal Gasifiers
The coal electricity generation and gasification flow
and treat potential extends to an important new opportunity to produce rare
earths. Typically, a venturi scrubber is used to capture particulate
prior to sulfur removal in a gasification system. If this were operated at
ph1 it would capture HCl as well as flyash and become the perfect rare
earths feed stock. For coal fired boilers there already is an
accidental example with multiple units operated for 30 years at
Philadelphia Electric. Join the Debate on Insitu Rare Earth Recovery
India Exhibitors and Speakers
Here is information on some of
the exhibitors at the conference
ECOMAK supplies Precipitator Upgrades and the Venturi Option
could be combined with FGD For the last two decades BU, has offered
solutions to air pollution to a number of industries and for a variety of
applications. The projects undertaken by ECOMAK are in Mines & Minerals, Metals and Power
In Power, the company supplies flue gas
cleaning systems for industrial boilers and also material handling systems.
A client in Karnataka had to retrofit their ESP, which was not performing
satisfactorily. The client after seeing ECOMAK's expertise in project
execution on Indian and overseas projects awarded the project to ECOMAK.
ECOMAK took up yet another challenge of retrofitting the ESP in 30 days
from receipt of purchase order to re-commissioning of retro-fitted ESP. The
client had demanded a guaranteed emission of 100 mg/Nm3 (max).
ECOMAK demonstrated an emission of less than 50 mg/Nm3 on
A customer in Assam was facing a problem of
air pollution at their plant. The company is one of the largest producers
of Petcoke in India. The plant is situated in a remote location near a
forest which was enriched with wildlife and natural resources on the banks
of the Brahmaputra River. The customer is very serious when it comes to
preservation of natural resources and asked ECOMAK to provide a viable
solution for their problem.
Conventionally, a baghouse system or an
electrostatic precipitator is provided at the kiln exhaust. The ECOMAK team
first surveyed the area and found out that there was an abundance of water
available. To take advantage of this situation, ECOMAK supplied a Venturi
Scrubber instead of any conventional system. This system on petcoke
calcination is a first of a kind system in India
This experience could be helpful in
evaluating the potential of rod decks (similar to venturis) to improve FGD
scrubber particulate efficiency. A number of utilities are hoping that the
scrubber installation will improve particulate
capture. McIlvaine has done extensive analysis of this option as
explained elsewhere in Coal-Fired
United Conveyor has
Dadri order for DSI United Conveyor Corp (UCC)
is installing the dry injection systems at the 4 x 250 MW Dadri plant of
NTPC. Here are some of the past FGD newsletter articles about
DSI Demonstrations Show O2, HCl,
Hg and SO3 Removal United Conveyor Corp. (UCC) has
completed over 25,000 hours of Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) demonstration
tests. Full-scale, on-site DSI demonstrations help UCC utility customers
address regulatory requirements for the reduction of SO2, SO3,
mercury and acid gases
UCC has the industry's largest number of
full-scale demonstration tests with 45 conducted to date; 12 tests have
been completed over the last year with five more tests scheduled. Recent
demonstration tests have been primarily focused on simultaneously removing
SO2, HCl and mercury to provide specific information to the
power plant for meeting the new Utility MACT and Cross State Air Pollutant
Rule (CSAPR) requirements. These tests have been conducted on a number of
large PRB-fired units, as well as smaller bituminous-fired units.
UCC modular demonstration systems provide
both flexibility and performance with minimal disruption to a power plant
during installation and testing. Prefabricated, mobile equipment enables
rapid installation. All equipment is scalable so demonstration equipment
can be rented longer term after the test or be upgraded to become the
permanent system. The result is lower total installed cost and shorter
UCC offers Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD)
modeling of plant duct flows to best predict and enhance performance of the
DSI system. CFD modeling ensures optimum sorbent distribution in the flue
gas to maximize performance and minimize sorbent usage.
The UCC VIPERT Mill design incorporates
proprietary technology that results in lower operating costs while
improving performance. The VIPER milling technology is also tested on-site
to show how the reduced sorbent particle size increases the reactive
surface area to improve the emission removal efficiency and sorbent
utilization. UCC DSI demonstration illustrates clear benefits:
Dry sorbent trona/sodium bicarbonate can
remove over 90 percent SO2.
Co-benefits include enhanced ESP performance
and removal of Hg, HCl and NOx.
In-line milling (to 12-15 micron) can
provide 30 to 50 percent better trona utilization.
SO2, acid gas (HCl, HF) and Hg
can be removed simultaneously.
Hydrated lime can remove SO3 and
DSI delivers effective emission control at a
fraction of the capital cost of a scrubber.
United Conveyor Corp. (UCC) was recently
awarded contracts for 11 Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) systems which include
a total of 41 VIPERT Mills. Dry sorbent injection is a leading technology
for the removal of SO2, HCl and SO3 acid gas
The patented VIPER Mill is the only mill
developed specifically for dry sorbent injection and delivers the smallest
particle size, highest throughput and greatest cost savings in the
industry. The VIPER Mill reduces sorbent usage by 30-50 percent compared
with as-delivered material. In an SO2 removal application,
that equates to a $3.0 million annual savings over un-milled trona for a
typical 500-MW PRB-fired unit at a 60 percent SO2 removal
rate. In SO3 removal applications, the high surface area
sorbent particle size helps to achieve aggressive SO3 ppm
targets, while reducing trona usage by more than 50 percent.
UCC also has the industry's largest number
of full-scale demonstration tests with over 65 conducted to date; 26 of
these tests used the VIPER Mill and successfully documented substantially
lower sorbent usage. This test data allows customer lifecycle cost analysis
to compare sorbent consumption and VIPER Mill usage with other milling
technologies or without using a mill.
Envea pursuing FGD CEMs Market in India Envea designs and produces a complete range of
state of the art CEMS gas and dust analyzers, sampling systems, data
acquisition systems and software for the continuous measurement &
reporting of stack pollutants. The company performs conceptual studies
to full engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of turnkey
systems for continuous emissions monitoring service.
Environnement SA India Pvt.
Ltd. (a 100% Subsidiary)
inaugurated on January 5, 2017 a larger facility necessary to meet
company growth and expanding capabilities. Group President Mr. Francois
Gourdon presided over the function of Inauguration. With nearly 200 employees today, Environnement SA India's
strength lies in the realization of complex projects, the optimization
of the economic resources, the ability to experience and adopt best
techniques in compliance with safety and environmental policies.
The expansion helps Environnement SA India Pvt. Ltd meet
existing customers requirements for increased production of turnkey air
quality and emissions monitoring systems as well and will also enable the
company to further support new customers.
a recent conference, Jerome Laplagne
presented an overview of the available
gas CEMS technologies applicable to FGD and DeNOx efficiency control. Both
extractive and in situ type gas CEM technologies were covered, including
dilution based and TDL. It included some case studies for various
abatement technologies, with some guidelines for proper gas CEMS selection.
Johnsen Chemicals AS was established in 2008 and has since been working on
the development of a catalyst for solid fuel. The product has been tested
on several markets with good results. The results show that the catalyst
contributes to a reduction of harmful emissions while also making the
combustion process more effective with a lower consumption of fuel.
Sootaway is a combustion catalyst for solid fuel. The
active ingredient is a manganese complex. The catalyst works on all types
of solid fuels.
· Increases rate of heat release
· Lower ignition temperature
· Reduces emission of CO, SO2 and NOx
· Reduces unburned particles like soot
· Ables total combustion at lower temperatures
· Reduces sediments
· Reduces consumption of fuel by 15-20% consequently reducing
emission of CO2
· Reduces costs of energy production and maintenance of
Steam Equipments is a leading manufacturer of Steam and Water Analysis
Systems, Gas Sampling Systems, Chillers, Sample Coolers, Pressure Reducers,
Shelters, Rectifier Cooling Systems, Turnkey Automation projects and
relevant accessories originally designed and selected throughout 20 years
of working experience in various instrumentation industries and latest
know-how in this field. The company is a Teledyne Instruments representative. CEMS were supplied
for an 800 MW coal -fired boiler at TATA Power Mundra.
EPP provides FRP Scrubber
Vessels. The extensive range of products manufactured by EPP includes
- GRP/GRE Pipes, Fittings & Liners, FRP Cooling
Towers/Scrubbers/Blowers/Hoods/Ducts & Chimneys, FRP Storage Tanks,
various FRP Pultruded Products.
Particulate and Gas CEMS including
- Highly sensitive & gas
specific Chemiluminescence/Fluorescence based NOx and
SO2 Gas Analyzers
Infrared (NDIR) based Analyzers
An Online Dust Analyzer
uses the innovative Dynamic Detection Principle (DDP), which measures
fluctuations in the intensity of a light beam, using a folded beam
Transceiver /Reflector arrangement. Increased particulate density in the
stack causes the scattered light intensity to increase. When calibrated
against reference standards, the intensity of this signal relates directly
to the particulate concentration in the stack, and this can be used to
display as a reading in mg/m³.
LeBracs Rubber Lining Private Ltd. commenced manufacturing activities in 1989
at Pondicherry, India. Over the years, the company has executed
projects with customers in the Fertilizer /Chlor-Alkali / Water Treatment
and Iron Ore benefaction industries in India and overseas. LeBracs Rubber
has, over the years, been certified under ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and
ISO 18001:2007. LeBracs Rubber has different formulas for various types of
rubber lining, for its various applications.
CSL - Chemtron Science Laboratories
provides Cannisters and Gas
Handling Equipment CSL is involved in gas
blending, handling and measuring solutions to a wide base of clients in Oil
& Gas, Refineries, Petrochemicals, Power, Cement & Steel, Chemicals
& Fertilizers, R&D Institutes & Fruit Processing Industries. It
supplies gas cannisters and gas handling equipment.
Attendees at SOx-NOx
Here is information on some of the SOx-NOx attendees
Adage Automation - we covered their stand display
of automaton and CEMs previously.
Ashland is an international supplier of resins for FGD and
covered in 66 articles in the Alert and many more in the FGD
Bharat Lime Association was formed solely to promote, particularly in India, the
advancement of the knowledge of limestone, dolomite stone, lime and
calcined dolomite-related products among its existing and prospective
members and also bring into contact those engaged in these pursuits, with a
view to developing a synergy among them particularly the industry, the
professionals, the academia and R & D Institutions.
To receive, edit, publish and distribute
papers, periodicals or journals, books and hold Conferences, Meetings,
Symposia, Colloquia, Workshops on relevant themes and subjects and to set
up Libraries as and where convenient and also to exchange journal and other
publications with similar materials published elsewhere and to establish
interrelationship in mutual interest with similar bodies in different parts
of the world. The association is linked to the National Lime Association in the U.S. and
to the international and British associations as well.
Bharati Cement is a division of Vicat in India. It functions in three
verticals - Cement, Aggregates and Polymers with a team of over 850
professionals and operations spread across seven states in India.
Bokaro Power Supply Company Pvt. Ltd. (BPSCL) established in 2001 is a Joint
Venture Company of Steel
Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and
is engaged in power and steam generation and supplies power and steam (at
various pressures) to SAIL's Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) located at
Bokaro for meeting the process requirement of BSL.
The BPSCL Power Plant is located on the
premises of the Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) and has an aggregate
installed capacity to generate 302 MW of power besides 660 Ton per Hour
(TPH) of steam.
The Plant has 9 boilers (5 boilers each of
220 TPH, 3 boilers each of 260 TPH capacity and 1 boiler of 300 TPH) and 7
turbine generators (one 12 MW back Pressure Turbine Generator (TG), 2 TGs
each of 55 MW capacity, 3 TGs each of 60 MW capacity and one 36 MW back
Pressure Turbine Generator).
Carmeuse lime and limestone activities have been covered in many
of the 2000 previous Utility E-Alert
issues. Also, their activities as Dravo Lime, including natural
oxidation and chemical fixing using high magnesium lime, have been
Chemical Process Equipment supplies FRP tanks, piping and other FRP
products used in power and FGD.
Chemtron Process Equipments provides wastewater and water treatment systems.
Chemtron Science Laboratories supplies calibration gases.
Chattisgarth State Power is a major operator of coal-fired power plants. There
are 133 articles about them in previous Utility
E-Alerts, including an order placed with BHEL for an FGD system appearing in the September 13,
Christian Pfeiffer makes FGD ball mills. They gave a presentation at
2018 SOx-NOx http://soxnox2018.missionenergy.org/presentations/Christian%20Pfeiffer.pdf
Coal Preparation Society of India's main objective is to promote washing of
domestic coal with high ash content to improve its heat value, improve its
combustion with reduced emissions and make it environmentally acceptable
and sustainable fuel for economic development and long-term energy
Council on Energy, Environment, and
Water is an India-based but globally
engaged research think-tank, which analyses and advises on critical
questions concerning energy, environment and water. It publishes analyses
such as https://www.ceew.in/publications/clean-energy-investment-trends-2019
CPCB has its head office in New Delhi,
with seven zonal offices and five laboratories. The board conducts
environmental assessments and research. It is responsible for maintaining
national standards under a variety of environmental laws, It has
responsibilities to conduct monitoring of water and air quality and
maintains monitoring data. The agency also works with industries and all levels
of government in a wide variety of voluntary pollution prevention programs
and energy conservation efforts. It advises the central government to
prevent and control water and air pollution.
Desein Indure with
its headquarters in New Delhi, India, is a leading engineering consultancy
organization with over 38,000 MW of experience in setting up
coal/lignite-fired power plants as well as gas based simple and combined
cycle power plants with unit sizes ranging up to 800 MW, which is the
largest size single unit of supercritical technology currently under
implementation in India. In 1987, DESEIN set up a separate division to
provide environmental engineering solutions to mitigate pollution arising
out of new projects. Since then, a group of specialists in this field has
undertaken field studies to determine the impact and suggest remedial
measures for setting up of more than 80 large power projects with a
cumulative capacity of around 62,000 MW of power in India.
Ecomak provides dry and semi dry FGD systems
plus venturi scrubbers and fabric filters.
Engineers India Limited (EIL) is an engineering consultancy, and
engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company in the power,
hydrocarbons and petrochemicals industry. The company's segments are
Consultancy & Engineering Projects, and Turnkey Projects. Its services
include technologies, pre-Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and FEED,
project management, procurement services, construction services and specialized
Environnement supplies CEMS and instrumentation with many articles
about them in the Alert and Monitoring newsletter (now IIoT and Remote
EPP Composites supplies FRP vessels and piping and has a new
partnership with Plasticon.
GE-BH supplies valves for coal-fired power plants.
Hindalco is the world's largest
aluminum rolling company and is also a leading producer of copper. Along
with its global subsidiary Novelis
Inc., Hindalco has a presence in 12 countries. The company operates
across the value chain from
bauxite mining to alumina refining, aluminum smelting and rolling and
extrusions. It operates coal-fired power plants including 6 x 150 MW at one
Hindustan Zinc has 474 MW of coal-fired boiler capacity.
Hitachi Zosen supplies air pollution control equipment,
including dry scrubbers and NOx control.
Horiba is an international supplier of CEMs and air
and water instrumentation. There are a number of articles about this
company in the Alert and Monitoring newsletters.
Imagico is a Mumbai-based company that manufactures
high quality colorants and pigment dispersions for paints, printing inks,
paper, textiles and various other products.
Fertilizers - Indian
Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) is one of India's biggest
cooperative societies which is wholly-owned by Indian Cooperatives. It operates coal-fired boilers.
Indus Energy Consultants was incorporated in December 2017, by a
team from the power and steel industry with over 20+
years of individual experience. It operates in the field of Electrical
Transmission & Distribution, Power Generation and Structural Steel
INEOS has just acquired Ashland Composites.
It is one of the world's largest chemical companies and the 50th largest
business in the world, employing around 20,000 people across 171 sites in
24 countries. It is a privately-owned company with sales in 2018 of $60
billion and EBITDA of $7 billion.
ISGEC is a multi-product, multi-location public
company, which has been providing engineering solutions to
customers across 91 countries for the past 85 years. There are multiple
partners for air pollution control equipment.
Envirotherm GMBH, Germany for Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP) up to 1000 MWe
(Tumbling Hammer Design) Indigenous Top Rapped Compact Design for Industrial Range
Boilers/ Other Applications Experience: More than 150+ ESP Installations, with biggest
unit of 180 MW.
Fuel Tech Inc., USA - For reduction of Particulate Matter emissions by use
of Electrostatic Precipitators performance improvement technologies
(especially Flue Gas Conditioning). For NOx reduction
processes by use of urea or ammonia (SCR and SNCR).
Babcock Power Environmental Inc., USA - For Wet Limestone-based Flue Gas Desulfurization
Systems of more than 100 MWe Unit Size.
ISGEC Redecam Enviro Solutions Pvt.
Ltd. - For Bag Filters and Hybrid Filters
for all industrial applications; for ESP's for Ferrous, Non-ferrous and
Cement Industry for Dry DeSOx solutions (Dry Sorbent Injection &
Circulating Dry Scrubber) for Industrial Applications.
Sumitomo SHI FW - ISGEC is the partner for CFB boilers and CFB dry
scrubbers. A joint ISGEC/ SHI FW webinar was held in India in June.
Presenters were Robert Giglio | Senior Vice President of
Strategic Planning and Business Development | Sumitomo SHI FW, Asif
Hussain | Senior VP of Strategic Business Development | Sumitomo SHI FW,
Greg Szulc | Commercial Manager | Sumitomo SHI FW and Niranjan Shastry |
Senior Vice President | ISGEC Heavy Engineering Limited.
JK Cement is the second largest manufacturer of white cement in
India, with an annual capacity of 600,000 tons. It is also the second
largest producer of wall putty in the country with an annual installed
capacity of 700,000 tons. JK Cement was the first company to install a
captive power plant in the year 1987 at Bamania, Rajasthan. J.K Cement is
also the first cement company to install a waste heat recovery power plant
to take care of the need of green power. Today at its different locations,
the company has captive power generation capacity of over 140.7 MWs which
include 23.2 MW of waste heat recovery power plants.
JGC is a designer
of power plant systems with a recent order in the Philippines. It also
offers a dry scrubber system which has been successfully employed in Japan.
Jiangan Environmental supplies SO2 scrubber systems using
ammonia to produce ammonium sulfate. It has many installations in China.
Johnsen Chemicals was established in 2008 and has since been working
on the development of a catalyst for solid fuel. The product has been
tested on several markets with good results. The results show that the
catalyst contributes to a reduction of harmful emissions while also making
the combustion process more effective with a lower consumption of
fuel. Sootaway is a combustion catalyst
for solid fuel. The active ingredient is a manganese complex. The catalyst
works on all types of solid fuels.
Koch-Glitch provides mist eliminators for FGD
systems. There are many articles about their experiences in the Utility E-Alert and discussions of
their separation ability vs. particle size in the FGD & DeNOx Newsletter.
Lebracs Rubber Linings is a rubber lining manufacturer supply
Logic Ladder provides
energy and environment intelligence technology including CEMS software that
makes data simple to acquire, understand and act upon.
Luehr Filter is teamed with Ecomak supplying APC
equipment and is widely covered in the Fabric Filter Newsletter.
Mago Thermal provides biomass capable boilers,
venturi scrubbers, sieve trays, dry scrubbers, and double alkali systems.
Maharashtra State Power
Generation (Mahagenco) has the highest overall generation capacity and the
highest thermal installed capacity among all the state power generation
utilities in India. In terms of installed capacity, it is the second
highest generation company after NTPC, having generation capacity of 13,602 MW comprising
10,170 MW thermal, 2,580 MW hydel, 672 MW gas turbine and 180 MWp solar. It
was established by the government of Maharashtra under the central
electricity act-2003 with the principal objective of engaging in the
business of generation of electricity,
Maxima FRP Product supplies FRP for scrubbers, blowers, tanks
MECS India is part of Dupont
Clean Technologies, which furnishes Dynawave scrubbers and also
complete systems to make sulfuric acid from SO2. It
also supplies ozone generation systems in combination with the Dynawave to
absorb NO2 resulting from the reaction of NOx and
ozone. McIlvaine recently analyzed this potential for one power
plant, which only needed modest NOx removal and found that
this was much more economical than adding SCR.
MELCO India supplies bottom ash and flyash
transportation systems as well as slurry pump repair parts.
Ministry Of Environment, Forest
And Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is the nodal agency in the administrative
structure of the Central Government for the
planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the
implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and
programs. The climate change program McIlvaine outlined to make future
coal plants biomass capable and to plant millions of trees, is a
combination which this agency already has within its scope.
NTPC is the largest power generator in India and one of the
largest in the world. There are hundreds of articles about its activities
in the Alert and various McIlvaine newsletters. There is detailed reporting
of each proposed FGD project and the status of those underway.
OPG Power Generation is a developer and operator
of power plants in India with 414 MW of thermal capacity.
Orient Cement began cement production in
the year 1982 at Devapur in Adilabad District, Telangana. In 1997, a
split-grinding unit was added at Nashirabad in Jalgaon, Maharashtra. In
2015, Orient Cement started commercial production at its integrated cement
plant located at Chittapur, Gulbarga, Karnataka. With a total capacity of 8
MTPA, they serve Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and
parts of Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. It
has a 50 MW coal-fired power plant with ESPs.
Plasticon is a major supplier of FRP tanks, lining, etc. and has a
joint venture with EPP in
India. There are many articles on Plasticon in the FGD & DeNOx
Reliance Industries - The company is the sole
distributor of electricity to consumers in the suburbs of Mumbai. But
in 2017 they sold the Mumbai operation to Adani Power. It also runs power generation, transmission and
distribution businesses in other parts of Maharashtra, Goa
and Andhra Pradesh. With its subsidiaries, it is developing 13 medium
and large-sized power projects with a combined planned installed capacity
of 33,480 MW.
RIECO Industries supplies wet
FGD systems, fabric filters and other APC equipment.
RSWM is a large textile manufacturer with coal-fired power
Smartluth provides power plant management
Steam Equipments provides air
and water analysis systems.
Swan Environmental is a major international supplier of air and water
instruments. There are many articles on their power plant
activities in Monitoring (now IIoT newsletter).
Talec Engineering solves APC problems. NTPC Ltd. was experiencing flow
issues on the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) reactor due to ash
buildup. In a pilot project overseen by YARA Environmental Technologies, the SCR was installed on a
trial basis with the intent to reduce NOx (nitrogen oxide)
emissions. Talec Engineering Pvt. Ltd. was brought in to consult and
install equipment which included a Martin air cannon.
Telanga State Power
Generation has increased its installed power
generation capacity to 16,506 MW from 7,778 MW in 2014 when the State was
formed making it into one of the fastest growing sectors in the country.
The Telangana government is now gearing up to increase the total capacity to
28,400 MW over the next 4-5 years.
Tethys Instruments is a manufacturer of gas and water on-line analyzers for
environmental and process applications.
The Ramco Cements Ltd, manufactures Portland Cement in eight
state-of-the art production facilities that includes Integrated Cement
plants and Grinding units with a current total production capacity
of 16.45 MTPA (out of which Satellite Grinding units capacity alone is
4 MTPA). The company is the fifth largest cement producer in the country.
Coal-fired generators have been supplied by Thermax. https://www.thermaxglobal.com/thermax-power-generation-solution/thermax-power-plants/power-plant-projects-and-solutions/
Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is a government coal mining company jointly owned by the
Government of Telangana and the Government of India on a 51:49 equity
basis. The Singareni coal reserves stretch across 350 km of the Pranahita -
Godavari Valley of Telangana with proven geological reserves aggregating to
whopping 8,791 million tons. SCCL is currently operating 18 opencast and 30
underground mines in 4 districts of Telangana with a manpower around
TATA Power Presently, thermal power accounts for around 70 percent of Tata
Power's portfolio. But the current energy mix is part of the company's
long-term legacy before 2013 when renewable energy was pricier compared
with competitive coal-fired power.
"The company's plan, 'Strategic Intent
2025' calls for up to 70 percent of new capacity additions to come from
solar, wind and hydro through to 2025. This represents a significant
departure from the accepted wisdom of just a few years ago that a major
expansion of coal-fired power would be required to serve India's growing
electricity demand", said Simon Nicholas, energy finance analyst
The majority of Tata
Power's thermal capacity is now centered on its 4,150 MW Mundra coal-fired
power plant - one of the biggest power plants in India - which experienced
losses reaching $191 million for the first three-quarters of FY 2019. See
detailed analysis in the July 19 Utility
Thermax Limited has concluded an order of INR 471 crore from an Indian
government power company to set up two flue gas desulfurization (FGD)
systems at their thermal power plant in the state of Jharkhand.
As a part of the customer's drive to meet
the mandates for regulating SOx emissions from coal fired power plants,
they plan to install two units of FGD systems of 500 MW capacity each at
"Since its inception, Thermax has been
one of the key contributors to the nation's pollution abatement journey by
providing sustainable solutions. This prestigious order reinforces our
capabilities in supporting power plants to meet the stringent emission laws
laid by the government in line with its commitment to the
environment," says M.S. Unnikrishnan, MD & CEO, Thermax
Limited. See details in July 19 Alert.
Torrent Power - Torrent has thermal power generation
capacity of 3,092 MW with a unique mix of coal and gas-based power plants
that use the latest power generation technologies to ensure high thermal
efficiency. It also operates in the renewable energy segment with 610.5 MW
operational plants and 851.3 MW plants under-construction, taking the total
renewable generation capacity to 1461.8 MW.
UltraTech Cement Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of grey
cement, Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) and white cement in India. It is also one
of the leading cement producers globally. The company has a consolidated
capacity of 102.75 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) of grey cement.
UltraTech Cement has 20 integrated plants, 1 clinkerization plant, 26
grinding units and 7 bulk terminals. Its operations span across India, UAE,
Bahrain, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. UltraTech Cement is also India's largest
exporter of cement reaching out to meet the demand in countries around the
Indian Ocean and the Middle East. 4 x 25 MW coal-fired plants
are described at http://www.holtecnet.com/holtecdocs/Brochures/cpp-whr-list.pdf
Uniphos Envirotronic Pvt.
Ltd is the only Indian
manufacturer of chemical detector tubes, electrochemical gas sensors and
pellistors for combustible gases. The company also supplies Continuous
Emission Monitoring System (CEMS), Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System
(AAQMS), Water Quality Analyzers, and Oil Quality Analyzers.
United Conveyor makes flyash handling equipment and
also direct sorbent injection systems which are being supplied
to the Dadri power plant and will be the first large scale power plant
application of DSI in India. Hundreds of articles on United
Conveyor appear in the Alert, FGD & DeNOx, Precipitator, Fabric Filter
and other McIlvaine newsletters.
Valmet can help convert older Indian
coal-fired boilers to a combination of biomass and coal. (see introduction)
In Finland, Valmet delivered a CFB boiler with
100-percent coal-firing capacity and a design fuel mixture that also
includes wood-based biomass (0-75 percent), agro-based biomass (0-15
percent), peat (0-95 percent) and solid recycled fuel (0-5 percent).
The target is to run the plant 70 percent on
biomass. In order to run purely on biomass, the plant would have to make an
additional investment. Valmet's delivery also included flue gas cleaning
systems and a wide range automation solutions, for example, for monitoring
emissions and managing energy consumption.
Vasthi Instruments manufactures the
following instruments: Gas Analyzer, Gas Detectors, Dew Point
Meter, Dew Point Analyzer, Online Dew Point Meter, Portable Dew Point
Meter, Particulate Monitors, Stack Gas Analyzers, and have been supplying
instruments to customers worldwide.
Virginia Mining Resources (VMR) is incorporated in the United States.
It provides mining services and expertise in coal mining in the
U.S. The company is currently actively pursuing expansion of its mining
footprint internationally with focus in India. VMR's India operations
are initially concentrating on coal and iron ore mining. This includes
management of mine operations through planning, design and development in
long-term contractual basis through the Mine Development Operation (MDO)
and Public Private Partnership (PPP) concepts in the public and private
W.L. Gore supplies mercury and SO2 capture
polymeric absorbers. It also supplies Gore-Tex media and bags
for particulate capture. There are hundreds of articles and
recorded webinars in the McIlvaine publications on Gore technology. Mark
DeGarboewski was a speaker at SOx-NOx and Jeff Kolde was an attendee.
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