Since 2000, HR-C has contracted for approximately 14,000 MW of fabric filters for the U.S. utility fleet. These projects have ranged in unit size from 100 to 800 MW and cover all of the fabric filter applications for utility boiler service including primary flyash collection, higher filter ratio polishing fabric filters, fabric filters downstream of SDA or CDS and/or upstream of WFGD, units for low and higher sulfur coals, fabric filters used with DSI and PAC systems, and conversions from ESP to FF.The HR-C Low Pressure High Volume Pulse Jet technology has several features which distinguish it from medium pressure pulse jet filters and offer advantages in terms of constructability, performance and ease of maintenance.
Once the compartment is isolated, purged and has cooled, the HR-C LPHV design provides simple, direct access to the bag filters. Since the rotating cleaning arm design does not obstruct the tubesheet, service activities are easily performed.
Rotating Cleaning System Assembly
HR-C’s low pressure high volume cleaning system, delivers cleaning pulses through a rotating cleaning assembly located on the roof of the compartment. This design allows as many as 1600 filter bags to be leaned from one mechanism (one pulse valve and air tank), which distributes pulses to all of the bags through the 1 rpm rotation of the cleaning arms. This arrangement greatly reduces the number of electromechanical devices in the system, eliminates stationary pulse pipes (above rows of bags in other designs) and simplifies both initial installation and long term maintenance.
In the HR-C LPHV design, bags are arranged in a layout of concentric rings, below the rotating cleaning arm pulse nozzles. The oblong bag/cage shape works with the cleaning system geometry. The oblong shape improves the ratio of internal volume to filter surface, and requires less pulse energy for effective cleaning. The oblong shape also yields an improved can velocity allowing for better dust fallout into the hoppers.
Cleaning Air Blowers
The HR-C LPHV cleaning air is supplied by positive displacement blowers at 8 to 12 psig. Blowers are generally lower maintenance devices compared to compressors and use less energy to produce the required cleaning air.