Korea East-West Power will localize parts for desulfurization facilities. The company aims to commercialize them in 2022.
The company announced on March 10 that it has started to develop a smart hydrocyclone monitoring system in collaboration with industrial machine manufacturer Fluen.
Desulfurization facilities remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from boilers using limestone and discharge them as stacks. Most domestic power plants constantly operate a hydrocyclone, which is included in a desulfurization facility. The device is difficult to monitor during real time operation and many of hydrocyclones used in Korea are imported from foreign countries.
Accordingly, Korea East-West Power and Fluen will develop limestone slurry overflow and blockage detection sensors, sensor pollution prevention and dedicated attachment devices, an operation monitoring system and a program that automatically starts a reserve system in case a problem occurs.
Korea East-West Power aims to commercialize these devices in 2022 after applying them to Dangjin Thermal Power Plant 1. Later, they will be applied to 50 domestic power plants and related companies.