At Indian Cane Power Limited (ICPL), Mudhol, Karnataka, the Boiler and Heater division of Thermax has commissioned its biggest co-generation boiler for the sugar industry. The high efficiency traveling grate boiler (195 TPH, 125 KG/CM2 and 550 0C) is installed for ICPL’s upgraded cogeneration plant of 83 MW capacity. After captive use, IPCL exports extra power to the grid.
ICPL began operations in 2008 with a modern 5000 TCD sugar plant and a 28 MW co-generation plant, for which a Thermax boiler had been supplied. Recently, the sugar plant expanded its capacity to 12000 TCD and for the related expansion of the co-generation plant, Thermax commissioned the new cogen boiler. Along with the boiler, Thermax also supplied an electrostatic precipitator and auxiliaries for emission control.
For industrial units operating on solid fuel, Thermax’s high efficiency travelling grate boilers offer benefits that include fuel flexibility, low maintenance and better operation. There are over 240 such boilers – both single-drum and bi-drum variants – supplied to countries such as the Dominican Republic, Zambia, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand and Cambodia, besides numerous installations in the domestic market.