Implementation of Anti-Abrasion Grid in Sumsel-5 580 t/h CFB Boiler (Reliability and Performance Evaluation)

  • Ridho Qodri Operation Department PT DSSP Power Sumsel
  • Shafly Fuadi Mechanical Department PT DSSP Power Sumsel
  • Dwi Luthfi Ainun Ilmi Operation Department PT DSSP Power Sumsel


CFB Boiler operated with turbulence model and fast fluidization. This model regime gives CFB boiler great heat distribution and increase boiler efficiency. Disadvantage of regime is due boiler furnace feed with coal, sand and limestone as bed material. Bed material with the high velocity and turbulence regime can be harmful for water and steam tube inside of furnace. Operational challenges such as abrasion and abrasion of boiler components will significantly affect their efficiency and increase possible force shutdown because of boiler tube leakage. This research investigated the implementation of anti-abrasion grids perpendicular to water wall tubes of Sumsel-5 CFB Boiler, installed horizontally and vertically to mitigate abrasion and enhance overall performance. The result showed that anti-abrasion grid installation could increase the lifespan of the CFB boiler, reduce the abrasion rate by more than 50%, and lead to enhanced boiler performance by 0,4%. Anti-abrasion grid installation could also reduce the maintenance cost due to water wall tube repair.


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