How Artificially Intelligent Boiler Combustion Tuning Systems Save Power Plants Millions

Recent testing and verification of an upgraded boiler combustion tuning system revealed the potential to save millions of dollars per year in fuel costs. Taiwan-based Linkou Thermal Power Plant’s Duel 800MW rated combustion units were both fitted with an AI combustion tuning system to improve fuel economy.

Power plants can save on costs to the tune of millions over the operational lifetime of a boiler by implementing a self-learning boiler burner management system. This article discusses how artificial intelligence based systems reduce fuel consumption and cost while driving combustion efficiency upwards.

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Our Best Stories for 2017 and 2018 Industry Predictions

Here at Goodway we want to wish all of our customers a Happy New Year! 2017 was a great year and we predict that 2018 will be even better as we continue to bring you more quality products and content relevant to HVAC maintenance, power generation, and food and beverage processing to improve the efficiency and productivity of your business. For over 50 years we’ve been providing innovative maintenance solutions for our customers, leveraging direct access to customers and an onsite engineering department-giving us the ability to listen to customer feedback and make those requests a reality.

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How Deficient Preventative Maintenance Impacts Power Plants

In April, an electrical component on an emergency generator at a major nuclear power plant failed during a scheduled test. This was due in part, to inadequate preventive maintenance measures. As a result, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission increased oversight of the facility pending resolution of the issue.

A nuclear meltdown is perhaps the most terrifying consequence of neglected maintenance. Electrical failures, like the one at Duke Energy, can result in fires if they’re not caught during inspection. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission estimates the risk of meltdown due to fire is 50% compared to all other risk factors. That’s a scary statistic to consider.

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How a Plant Manager’s HVAC Problems Can Spark Product Innovation

If you’re a plant operations or maintenance manager, then you’re inherently a problem solver too. So when a big problem comes along, it’s tempting to feel as if you have to figure it out on your own.

This type of problem solving can be a relatively slow and stressful process when the equipment at risk is worth millions of dollars, and a trial and error approach is unacceptable. That’s where expanding your knowledge base and knowing who to trust becomes invaluable.

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Real-World Customer Success Powers Revamped Goodway.com

The right mix of tools and processes delivers crucial maintenance ROI for commercial and industrial HVAC companies — we’ve known that for years. But any other maintenance-intensive industry can also benefit by deploying top gear as well as using a little bit of savvy and the most effective methods.

For instance, take Rexnord Corp.’s seal factory’s maintenance success. Eight Goodway VAC-2 industrial vacuums have boosted the factory’s operational efficiency — and these vacuums haven’t had to be service or replaced in three years.

Want some details? Rexnord Corp. is one of the many organizations featured on our new customer case studies and testimonials pages hosted on the revamped Goodway.com website.

Keep reading to see if your company’s use case is included:

CASE STUDIES

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