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BFC GAS & ELECTRIC

“Built largely around refurbished and upgraded equipment, the unit it currently building upon its long-term history of economic success & reliability”

Project Description

The BFC Gas & Electric project is a 6.0-megawatt gasification/combustion operation utilizing a diverse variety of mixed industrial biomass feedstock materials processed and stored on-site for use.  An atmospheric bubbling fluidized-bed gasifier produces low-Btu fuel gas fired in an integrated 60,000pph, 450psig/825°F ‘A-style’ boiler; in turn serving a reconditioned 7.5-megawatt turbine generator.  Generated electric energy is sold to local utility companies under long-term purchase contracts.  Delivered both by truck and rail, fuel is accepted and made ready for use in all-new 30,000 square foot fuel receiving and pre-processing building.

PES contributed an array of services key to the project’s success, including:

  • Direct-support of regulatory permitting efforts.
  • Specified plant equipment requirements; identified, inspected, and evaluated prospects; and purchased used equipment on behalf of project owners. On-site removal and shipping supervision.
  • Ensured proper integration of project equipment facility-wide; developed and applied stringent and successful performance and interoperability criteria.
  • Engineered final gasifier, generating, and fuel receiving/process equipment performance, arrangements, and foundations/footings. Equipment included fuel screening, magnet for tramp metals removal from fuel, precipitator ducting, fuel bins, accumulation conveyors, shredders, pneumatic and hydraulic service systems, gasifier metering bin conveyor, and numerous support and access structures and foundations
  • Developed and provided complete project equipment and operating documentation including detailed process flow descriptions and PI&Ds
  • On-site supervision of equipment installation, start up, and facility commissioning.

 

Project Details

Client BFC Gas & Electric
Date 2002
Services Design, engineering, and procurement.
Location Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Project Features

Generated electric energy is sold to local utility companies under long-term power purchase agreements.

Project Features

This facility utilizes a diverse variety of mixed industrial biomass feedstock materials processed and stored on-site for use.

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