Tennessee Valley Authority’s Cumberland Fossil Plant, EPRI and Clyde Bergemann Inc. are collaborating on a test and demonstrate project a novel technology for measuring upper furnace slag deposition. The project team has installed a system of 18 strain gages on the superheater pendant section of the 1300 Mw unit 1 boiler to provide information on the slag and ash deposit accumulation on the pendants. The system is designed identify “clinkers” that form in the pendant section and further to enable further assessment for determining the ability of intelligent soot blowing to remove the slag. This paper will discuss the project objectives, system configuration, expected results and benefits and plans for further deployment of the technology.

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