Advanced Combustion

Oxy-Combustion Boiler Material Development
Foster Wheeler NA Corporation
Project Number: DE-NT0005262




Foster Wheeler Oxy-combustion CFD Graphic


The objectives of this Foster Wheeler Corporation-managed program are to assess the corrosion characteristics of oxy-combustion relative to air-fired combustion; identify the corrosion mechanisms involved; and determine the effects of oxy-combustion on conventional boiler tube materials, conventional protective coatings, and alternative materials and coatings when operating with high to low sulfur coals. The program involves the prediction of oxy-combustion gas compositions by computational fluid dynamic calculations, exposure of coupons of boiler materials and coverings coated with coal ash deposit to simulated oxy-combustion gases in electric furnaces, and evaluation of the coupons to assess the effects of oxy-combustion.


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  • For further information on this project, contact the NETL Project Manager, Tim Fout.

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