New published article about Film Forming Amine
Due to the changing conditions of the energy market, many power plants have various periods of non-operation, ranging from a few days to months. Unprotected unit shutdown represents a serious corrosion hazard and thus a risk for the integrity of key plant parts, such as the boiler or steam turbine. However, the established conservation methods of the water-steam cycle are not always applicable under the constraints of the modern power market, with unpredictable shutdown periods, while at the same time the plants have to remain available and may be required to run at short notice. Film forming amines (FFAs) offer excellent potential for the required flexible conservation process. The Uniper combined cycle gas turbine power plant located at Connah's Quay, UK, has assessed the applicability of FFAs for boiler and steam turbine protection.
Kurita in cooperation with Uniper published an article about the “Experience with the Application of a Film Forming Amine in the Connah´s Quay Triple Stage Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant Operating in Cycling Mode”. This article was presented in the international journal PPCHEM – Power Plant Chemistry. Please download the full paper here.