High-temperature gas stream cleanup test facility Page: 3 of 8
This article is part of the collection entitled: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports and was provided to Digital Library by the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
High-Temperature Gas Stream
Cleanup Test Facility
John S. Ontko
Morgantown Energy Technology Center
The High-Temperature Gas Stream Cleanup
Test Facility (HTGSCTF) at the Morgantown
Energy Technology Center (METC) will, when
completed, provide a versatile platform for test-
ing novel hot gas filtration concepts. Its flexible
modular design can provide filter developers
with data to characterize filter behavior under
statistically controlled conditions. With one
module currently in shakedown and components
of a second on site, ready for construction, the
facility will soon be available for joint ventures
with Cooperative Research and Development
Agreement (CRADA) partners.
Effective and economical hot gas particulate
cleanup systems are essential to commerciali-
zation of advanced coal-fueled technologies.
Pressurized Fluidized-Bed Combustion (PFBC)
and the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
(IGCC) require reliable particulate filtration both
to ensure regulatory compliance and to protect
expensive downstream components. To fully
realize their inherent high thermal efficiencies,
PFBC and IGCC filtration must be accomplished
at elevated temperatures and pressures in an
aggressive chemical environment. In addition,
the pressure drop expended for filtration must
not be excessive and the filters must have an
acceptable life span. Thus aerodynamic, mate-
rials, and economic issues are all important to a
To aid in this effort, METC has undertaken
the design and construction of a HTGSCTF.
The facility's hardware and its capabilities are
briefly described, followed by a discussion of
the experimental methodology to be used.
The HTGSCTF consists of two modules
capable of independent or parallel operation.
They may also be cross-connected, if desired, if
both are operating under combustion conditions.
Consideration is also being given to operating
one module under reducing conditions with syn-
thesized gasifier product gas (Syngas). Modules
may be operated at any pressure from atmo-
spheric to the 550 kPa (80 psia) design pressure.
Both modules are controlled by two com-
puter systems: one handles process monitoring
and control, and the other is dedicated to high-
speed data acquisition and control of the back
pulse filter cleaning system. Process control
may also be effected manually from the control
room. Figure 1 is a schematic diagram showing
Figure 1. HTGSCTF Module Schematic
Here’s what’s next.
This article can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Article.
Ontko, J. & Chiang, T. High-temperature gas stream cleanup test facility, article, December 1, 1995; Morgantown, West Virginia. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc627802/m1/3/: accessed May 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.