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Recovery Boiler – Operation Optimization

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Author: Mouloud Amazouz, Natural Resources Canada

CETC number: 2014-111

Publication date: 2015-02-06


Multivariate data analysis-based optimization tools help improve the performance of recovery boiler operation in kraft mills. The tools monitor the recovery boiler and key performance indicators and suggest control-setting changes to the operator for optimizing performance and detecting abnormal situations, such as excess fouling, water leaks and combustion inefficiencies.

CanmetENERGY’s EXPLORE software was used to analyze recovery boiler historical data to develop accurate operation and prediction models that notably allow for online identification of optimal operating conditions as well as monitoring and understanding of global recovery boiler behaviour.

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