Conference Dates

May 1-5, 2011


Field tests in one unit of 135MWe and two units of 300MWe commercial Circulating Fluidized bed (CFB) boilers (A&B) with different structures were carried out. The influence of operating conditions on the thermal boundary layer, local heat transfer coefficient and peripheral distribution of heat transfer coefficient were studied. It was found that, in the 135MWe and 300MWe-A CFB furnace, the thickness of the thermal boundary layer was almost constant, about 100mm, and independent of the height above the distributor and the boiler load. The local heat transfer coefficient increased with increasing load as well as the coal feeding rate and air volume in both the 135MWe and 300MWe-A CFB boilers. The boiler structure and heating surface layout had a great influence on the distribution of the heat transfer coefficient in the large-scale CFB boilers. In both the 135MWe furnace and the 300MWe-B CFB boilers, the heat transfer coefficient was lower in the center than near the corner due to higher suspension density in the corner. In the 300MWe-B CFB with heating surfaces in the furnace, because of the uneven layout of the heating surface and the mal-distribution of gas-solid flow caused by the asymmetric arrangement of cyclones, heat transfer coefficients tended to be higher in the middle part than at the walls.