Fluid Bed Combustors, or FBCs, are another unique application within the power generation industry. They have special operating requirements that take their material handling requirements one level further than just fuel and ash handling. FBCs require sorbent and sand to be delivered in a ‘top-up’ operation to maintain the fluidized bed in the proper condition to support combustion. This builds on the ability of Macawber to pneumatically convey unique materials surrounding many processes, and further integrate the highest efficiency dense phase conveying systems with the handling requirements of the FBC or PFBC – thus optimizing the power or steam generation efficiency.
We have had good experience from the beginning of commercial adoption of FBC technologies. And we continue today to build on that experience.