První brněnská strojírna, a.s. completed a significant contract in the Polish market in December. They handed over a 25MW hot water boiler for use in a heating plant in Olsztyn, Poland. This boiler will replace one of the six coal boilers ensuring heating for Olsztyn. In addition to automatic unattended operation, the new boiler excels in high efficiency and meets strict emission limits.
A traditional boiler manufacturer, První brněnská strojírna, a.s. (PBS), implemented two important projects in the power engineering industry last year. In addition to the supply of two steam boilers for the combustion of coke-oven gas intended for the coke-oven plant in Czestochowa in southern Poland, PBS also completed the supply for the municipal heating plant in Olsztyn in northern Poland. Olsztyn is the capital city of the Warmia-Masuria Province, which is located in the surroundings of the Masurian lakes.
The project concerned the supply of a 25MW hot water boiler with a combustion grid for wood chip combustion and it was handed over for use in December 2019. “So far, city heating has been provided by six hot water boilers burning coal. To make the heating plant greener and to diversify the fuel, the owner decided to shut down one of the coal boilers and replace it with our wood chip boiler,” says Pavel Křemínský, deputy technical director for PBS boilers. “The boiler can operate automatically for up to 72 hours without operator supervision. This allows the provider to solve the issue of a lack of qualified staff and to reduce operating costs significantly. Additional benefits of the new boiler include meeting strict emission values and a high efficiency of 91.5 percent achieved by flue gas recovery,” says Pavel Křemínský, adding that with a condensing heat exchanger, the boiler achieves efficiency of up to 96.6 percent.
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