Thermax's Boiler and Heater(B&H) group organised a two-day conference in June 2010 at Jaipur, which included a site visit to Grasim Industries' cement plant at Kotputli which has an installation of internal recirculation – circulating fluidized bed boilers (IR-CFBs).
The conference highlighted the advantages of IR-CFBC boiler technology to project developers setting up Power Plants-Captive and Independent- on conventional solid fuels like domestic and imported coal, and opportunity fuels like lignite, petcoke, and washery rejects. Some of these benefits include higher separation efficiency, higher furnace density, uniform temperature throughout the furnace, and lower operating and maintenance cost.
Senior personnel from design, engineering and field engineering explained IR-CFBC technology to the delegates. The highlight of the event was the site visit to the petcoke fired IR-CFBC installation (2 x 23 MW CPP) at Kotputli.
Seventy five delegates from domestic and international corporates and consultants like Reliance Infrastructure, Dalmia Cement, ACC, Ambuja Cement, Grasim, Ultratech, Indian Rayon, Ruchi Soya Group, Welspun, Bechtel, Fluor Daniel, ICB Technimont and JK Paper participated.