Coal fired boilers tend to form the most tenacious deposits in the super and re-heater area, which is the hottest part of the convection pass area. This deposits are difficult to remove if the cleaning action is delayed and are prone to develop into clinkers that threaten boiler integrity and reliability. Boiler operators, however, currently do not have a reliable tool to monitor and pinpoint the build-up to take timely corrective actions.
SMART Gauge™ is the right solution for that problem. A network of specialized strain gauges is mounted to the hanger rods supporting the pendants. Through the use of patented technology, Clyde Bergemann is able to determine the exact quantity and location of the deposits. This is achieved so accurately that individual sootblower operations can be selectively initiated and monitored as part of an intelligent sootblower system.