Detonation-Wave Technique for On-Load Deposit Removal From Surfaces Exposed to Fouling: Part II—Full-Scale Application

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K. Hanjalić

Lehrstuhl für Strömungsmechanik, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany

I. Smajević

University of Sarajevo, Bosnia Hercegovina

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 116(1), 231-236 (Jan 01, 1994) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906798 History: Received January 12, 1992; Online April 24, 2008


The paper reports on the full-scale application and testing of the detonation-wave technique in two boilers, fired with pulverized coal, of total thermal power of 600 MW. Continuous monitoring over a period of several years confirmed earlier laboratory findings, reported in the companion Part I of the paper. The testing proved that the technique is efficient and reliable, with a number of advantages in comparison with various conventional cleaning methods. In spite of the fact that the lining of one of the boilers is made of classic refractory material, careful records and inspection over several years of daily application of the detonation wave technique showed no signs of any undesirable effects. The method was officially adopted as a routine deposit removal technique in the Power Plant “Kakanj” in Bosnia.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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