Diamond Power® Soot Blowers

Diamond Power® Soot Blower are used as a system for removing the soot that is deposited on the furnace tubes of a boiler during combustion. Our models are used on other auxiliary equipment such as air preheaters or wherever excessive fly ash needs removal. The different types of soot blowers are as follows: Wall Blower, Long Retractable Soot Blower (LRSB), Air Heater Blower, Rotary Soot Blowers (Manual and Automatic).

The cleaning medium is steam and air. Steam is normally used as a medium for blowing away the soot since a capital cost of steam pressure reducing equipment and drain is less than the cost of compressors, motors and control of air systems. Soot deposited on the heating surfaces of a boiler acts as a heat insulator. The result is that less heat is transferred to the water to raise steam and more heat is wasted up the chimney. This leads to higher fuel consumption and/or poor steaming. A soot fire can be damaging to a boiler because it can cause localized hotspots to occur in the tubes. These hotspots may reach temperatures that weaken the materials of the tubes.

Diamond Power Soot Blowers

Diamond Power® Soot Blowers reduce the risk of soot fires and their resulting damage. A sootblower may be operated manually or by a remotely controlled motor. The soot, which is removed from the heating surfaces, will be blown out with the flue gases. If the boiler is equipped with a dust collector, it will trap the soot. Otherwise, the soot will be ejected into the outside air through the chimney stack. Ultimately soot blowers are used to increase efficiency and reduce the cost of thermal heat loss and maintenance or repairs because of heat weakened material that could cause leaks in boiler and air preheater tubes.

The G9B® sootblower is designed to remove ash deposits from tube surfaces in stationary boilers, marine boilers, waste heat boilers and direct-fired oil-heaters, where gas temperature zones inside the boiler permit a fixed cleaning element. The G9B ® may also be used for cleaning low-temperature gas zones in large boilers, including reheaters, economizers, and gas recirculation and precipitator ducts.

A multi-nozzled element is used in a lane blowing or mass blowing configuration for complete cleaning of the boiler tube surface area. Four element materials are available for different temperature requirements. The G9B ® blower requires only one operation to rotate the blowing element and simultaneously open and close the supply valve

The G9B® sootblower is designed to remove ash deposits from tube surfaces in stationary, marine boilers, waste heat boilers, and direct-fired oil-heaters, where gas temperature zones inside the boiler permit a fixed cleaning element. The G9B may also be used for cleaning low-temperature gas zones in large boilers, including reheaters, economizers, and gas recirculation and precipitator ducts. A multi-nozzled element is used in a lane blowing or mass blowing configuration for complete cleaning of the boiler tube surface area (see adjacent figure). Four element materials are available for different temperature requirements. The G9B ® blower requires only one operation to rotate the blowing element and simultaneously open and close the supply valve. The G9B can be configured to operate with an electric motor, air motor, chain (manual), or crank. Where differential expansion between the tube bank and boiler wall exceeds 5/8″, a self-adjusting flexible element connection prevents the element from being stressed, thus decreasing element breakage and warpage. The head is rigidly bolted to the wallbox, with the element moving freely. A floater mounted head is used when less than 5/8″ differential expansion takes place between the boiler wall and boiler. The floater provides for piping expansion and eliminates element binding from piping strain. Either arrangement provides for longitudinal adjustment of the blowing element. When manually operated heads are located within reach of the floor or gallery, the sheave wheel and operating chain can be replaced by a forged steel crank.

The rugged IR-3Z ® Furnace Wall Sootblower is a short travel, retracting sootblower, rotating 360 degrees and blowing through a predetermined arc controlled by the valve trigger and cam. This sootblower is primarily used for cleaning furnace wall tubes. It features four gears, a single limit switch and a separately mounted control box, all of which contribute to a reliable and rugged design. The IR-3Z ® is light and small enough to fit into tight areas, and is ideally suited for high temperature locations.

IBA now proudly offers the IK-700 ® Retractable Sootblower replacements, which incorporates world-leading boiler cleaning technology in a fully engineered system with travel lengths up to 45’6″. For more information on the IK-700 ® Retractable Sootblower call today.

IBA’s IK-700 ® retractable sootblower replacement is designed specifically for low maintenance, reliability, versatility and maximum cleaning performance. Incredibly rugged, this sootblower stands up to the most severe environment and can be used in the pendant superheater of the boiler, in the convection section platens and economizer.

Standard features of the IK-700 ® retractable sootblower are engineered with an emphasis on ROI, long-wearing durability and minimum maintenance. Designed with safety in mind – the IK-700 ®  sootblower is the first and only to meet NFPA standards for arc-flash protection. Backed by IBA service, the IK-700 ® sootblower is the ideal solution for today’s boiler cleaning demands.

The IK-700 ® sootblower is available with the following options to reduce maintenance and provide enhanced performance:

Top Access Panel for Maintenance and Top Carriage Removal

EAPC ® Poppet Valve

Live-Loaded Gland

Progressive Helix Mechanism

Gemini ® Nozzle

One Way ® Cleaning

Precision Clean ® Technology

Current IK-525 ® and IK-545 ® Sootblowers will continue to be supported with IBA service, engineering and aftermarket parts. With hundreds of installations worldwide, our customers can count on IBA for exceptional performance and support – before, during and after you buy our equipment. 

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Industrial Boilers America soot blowers are used as a system for removing the soot that is deposited on the furnace tubes of a boiler during combustion. Our models are used on other auxiliary equipment such as air preheaters or wherever excessive fly ash needs removal. The different types of soot blowers are as follows:Wall Blower, Long Retractable Soot Blower (LRSB), Air Heater Blower, Rotary Soot Blowers (Manual and Automatic). The cleaning medium is steam and air. Steam is normally used as a medium for blowing away the soot since a capital cost of steam pressure reducing equipment and drain is less than the cost of compressors, motors and control of air systems. Soot deposited on the heating surfaces of a boiler acts as a heat insulator. The result is that less heat is transferred to the water to raise steam and more heat is wasted up the chimney. This leads to higher fuel consumption and/or poor steaming. A soot fire can be damaging to a boiler because it can cause localized hotspots to occur in the tubes. These hotspots may reach temperatures that weaken the materials of the tubes. Sootblowers reduce the risk of soot fires and their resulting damage. A sootblower may be operated manually or by a remotely controlled motor. The soot, which is removed from the heating surfaces, will be blown out with the flue gases. If the boiler is equipped with a dust collector, it will trap the soot. Otherwise, the soot will be ejected into the outside air through the chimney stack. Ultimately soot blowers are used to increase efficiency and reduce the cost of thermal heat loss and maintenance or repairs because of heat weakened material that could cause leaks in boiler and air preheater tubes.

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