Energy Efficiency

Indeck Keystone Energy Delivers 1-Million-Pound Boiler

By Chemical Processing Staff

Mar 15, 2012

Indeck Keystone Energy’s technology center has completed the custom engineering and manufacture of one of the largest shop-assembled boilers in the United States. Indeck Keystone Energy delivered this massive Keystone watertube “D” type package boiler for a major steel manufacturer in the Midwest. The boiler weighed nearly 1 million pounds and required tremendous efforts to move it by land and sea to the client.

Design of the custom-designed Indeck watertube boiler included 100% tube and membrane furnace and sidewalls to increase boiler life while reducing overall maintenance. Combustion, emissions and optimization of the heating surface and tube spacing for enhanced thermal performance were also taken into consideration, as well as provisions for lifting via a heavy-haul, multi-axle truck equipped to travel on road and onto a barge for water transport. 

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