Boilers for Steam Power Generation

Our boiler technology has existed for more than 100 years, and our boilers make up about 30% of all boilers installed or under construction in power plants worldwide.

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Enhanced Availability

GE’s Boilers portfolio addresses all fuels with pulverized coal (PC) boilers that can burn a wide range of hard coals, lignite, and oil/gas, and Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) for both conventional and difficult to burn fuels. GE’s technologies ensure optimal fuel preparation, clean and efficient combustion with high reliability and flexibility. Our experienced -based design enables to burn a wide range of fuels, while avoiding or mitigating the impact of slagging, fouling, corrosion and erosion in the furnace. This results in enhanced availability for our customers with boiler reliability as high as 94%.

 

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Fuel Expertise

Our knowledge of fuel and combustion, a core GE competence, is derived from 100+ years in the industry. We have extensive field experience gathered through over 270 GW of installed boiler capacity - more than 30% of the installed base. This field experience, combined with our extensive laboratory expertise, is built into our design standards to ensure we offer high performing, reliable boilers based on an outstanding coal data base covering the features of almost all global coals. We also use state of the art modelling and analytics capabilities to define optimal furnace arrangements. We are ensuring our boilers are right-sized optimizing performance, flexibility and cost effectiveness.

 

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Industry Leader in Supercritical and High Efficiency

GE led the industry in developing supercritical steam generation technology, and is an industry leader in today’s high efficiency ultra-supercritical PC and CFB technology

High Efficiency

GE’s ultra-supercritical boilers contribute to cycle efficiencies of 44 to 48% LHV basis, significantly reduces both fuel and emission control costs for our customers.

Extensive Experience and Reference 

To date, GE has directly supplied more than 116,000 MW of supercritical/ultra-supercritical boilers worldwide, and has licensed and trained other companies to install an additional 140,000 MW. 

Ongoing Development

We continue to invest significantly in research and development dedicated to improving our high efficiency power generation equipment.

 

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Operational flexibility

As businesses seek ways to decrease costs while maintaining or growing revenue, boilers must remain flexible and be able to react quickly to changing conditions with increased penetration of renewable energies sources. Traditional fossil plants must be ready to operate safely through transient mode and be able to provide additional reserve margin for enhanced grid stability. GE boilers achieve this thanks to specific flexible operations features such as enhanced temperature control, sliding pressure capability and our dynamic classifiers. Our pulverized coal boilers currently allow for ramp rate as fast as 6% per minute and down to 20% for hard coal and 35% for lignite based on BMCR.

 

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With GE’s boilers, our customers can burn a wide spectrum of fuels, from high-rank coals to low-rank coal wastes, and from oil and natural gas to opportunity fuels such as petroleum coke, biomass and oil shale.

TWO PASS BOILERS

Meet the workhorse of the power industry, generating steam for today’s large-scale global power projects.

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TOWER BOILERS

Simple and reliable design, with an expertise for high moisture lignite firing.

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CFB BOILERS

Provide a combination of fuel flexibility and low emissions.

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