• Transfer of combustion test facility – RWE npower

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Further to the announcement in MNM 26 that IFRF Member RWE npower would dispose of its 500kW combustion and low carbon technologies test facility (CTF) to interested parties, the company has made available a Request for Proposals document.

The document details the programme for tendering, bill of sale and proposed terms & conditions of contract.  Anyone wishing to have a copy should contact RWE npower Steam Raising Manager Dorian Matts.  Dorian will also make the necessary arrangements for visiting the facility  during this week.

As reported previously in MNM 26, the RWE npower CTF facility comprises:

  • a residence time scaled 500kW PF combustion chamber
  • ability to burn liquid and solid fuels in suspension and assess flame stability and combustion performance
  • ability to assess slagging and fouling propensity
  • ability to run in oxy-fuel mode (using syngas from N2, O2 and CO2 tanks)
  • full control system including SCADA
  • flue gas cleaning equipment
  • fans, heaters, ducting incl. ageing coil, stack, etc
  • Amine Capture Facility
    • a 150-250kW amine absorber and desorber facility complete with auxiliaries able to run on syngas or real flue gas (from CTF)
    • full control system including SCADA