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450,000 pounds of Steam

JakeCK
JakeCK Member Posts: 1,130
Something for all you steamheads to read. Personally I think it would look good in my basement, if I had steam. :p

More steam!
https://www.cleveland.com/akron/2019/09/akron-receives-first-high-efficiency-natural-gas-boiler-for-new-energy-production-plant.html

Comments

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,762
    Babcock & Wilcox, eh? I'm surprised they're still around after building Three Mile Island Unit 2.......................
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  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 1,130
    > @Steamhead said:
    > Babcock & Wilcox, eh? I'm surprised they're still around after building Three Mile Island Unit 2.......................

    While their reactor wasn't exactly a model design it was ultimately the operators that f'ed up that one.
    ethicalpaul
  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,187
    I think they still do a lot of work for hte US Navy and still make nuclear reactors according ot wiki. They also just moved their headquarters last you to Akron. Wonder if they traded that boiler for a sweet tax abatement. Haha.

    I remember the boilers on the Iowa Class battleships being B&W. 8 oil fired boilers producing 158MW for the propulsion system. That’s about 16,000 boiler HP, or 3000 more than this boiler heating the downtown of Akron.
  • valdelocc
    valdelocc Member Posts: 4
    edited October 2019
    Seems awfully small for a 450K lb/hr boiler , maybe the picture shows just a boiler section.
    Like to know how the improved the boiler efficiency, if there was any new technology other than parallel positioning with economizers.