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SMART Retractable Sootblower

SMART Retractable Sootblower

Depending on the severity of the slag, different locations in the boiler have different cleaning needs, therefore Clyde Bergemann built SMART sootblowers to specifically address these highly variable conditions with on-demand, targeted cleaning. The result is increased boiler runtime and a higher heat transfer rate. Additionally, customized cleaning modes reduce blowing media consumption and minimize tube erosion, extending boiler lifespan.  A key feature of the targeted sootblowing system is its zone-based cleaning. By defining zones along the path of a single sootblower lance, different cleaning methods can be used to specify where and how intensely the SMART sootblower cleans, with the ability to change multiple times during the same cleaning event. This is accomplished using our patented dual VFD motor design. This is the only sootblower which allows for independent and variable traveling and rotational speeds, providing the dynamic ability to clean based on the severity of fouling in a given area.


SMART retractable sootblowers are paired with a stand-alone module- the SMART Controls™ suite; the industry’s only open architecture system that uses industry standard PLC and HMI. The module integrates into the main control system for basic functionality, with a user friendly operator interface. For optimum performance, SMART sootblowers can run in closed-loop control mode. Cleaning occurs when and where needed, using real-time data from Clyde Bergemann’s market leading SMART Gauge™ and SMART Convection™ System.
 

Models
  • SMART RS for Utility Boilers
  • SMART RS for Recovery Boilers- The design is the same as our Utility sootblower, with the addition of an internal purge line to remove salt cake from the lance, and a stainless steel lance tip for extended lance life.
  • SMART RX- Designed for utility boilers that require longer travel blowers (35’-55’).  The design is similar to the SMART RS, but has a heavy-duty canopy due to the higher loads, a center support to ensure long feed and lance tube life and a lance droop correction front plate.
Benefits
  • Targeted sootblowing
  • Increased boiler efficiency
  • Cleaning media savings
  • Eliminate slag/tube erosion related shutdowns or derates