Bottom ash handling systems from American Energy Products are cost-effective solutions for cooling high-temperature boiler ash. The benefits of bottom ash handling systems can help streamline energy production, cut costs, and make production facilities nationwide more environmentally friendly in the process.
Power plants throughout the United States are seeing a shift from the standard sluice bottom ash handling systems to the newer dry bottom ash handling systems. Traditionally, power plants use the sluice system to remove bottom ash from the boiler and convey it in the pipe to the ash-disposal pond or impoundment. But in order to comply with the new, more rigorous Coal-Combustion Residuals (CCR) regulations, the bottom ash typically can no longer be conveyed to the impoundment. AEP’s systems comply with both CCR and Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELG) regulations.
Due to higher costs in energy production and disposal of waste and other by-products, many utility companies nationwide are adjusting their production process by finding ways to minimize waste, improve efficiency and cut costs. This can all be achieved by utilizing the more environmentally friendly bottom ash handling systems provided by AEP.
AEP offers two bottom ash components, BASS™ Bottom Ash Seal Skirt, which has an exclusive patent-pending corrugated design and requires no field fabrication; and BOILER ARMOR™ Flexible Mesh Drip Screen, which is a durable, easy-to-use and install replacement for traditional wire cloth and plate.
Dry bottom ash handling systems use ambient air instead of water during the extraction and cooling phases. There are lower emissions and heat energy involved, and it is more cost-effective. In fact, some studies have shown that the total operational costs of bottom ash handling systems versus wet systems reduced costs by more than 50 percent.
American Energy Products is here to help you select the right components to fit your needs. Our decades of experience as an inclusive product supplier and problem solver enables us to be a single-source solutions provider of specialized systems and infrastructure solutions for the power market throughout the United States.
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