Power Generation

Boreal possess an array of products for the power generation industry from emissions stack monitoring, boiler room monitoring, chloride leak detection, and ammonia slip in deNOX. Boreal’s products are tailor made for coal fired power plants, natural gas fired, and waste-to-energy. Whether gas detection is used for safety, process, or environmental reasons, Boreal has you covered.

Boreal’s TDL technology has several benefits for Power Generation gas detection:

  • Provides continuous and instantaneous response times and data collection.
  • Very reliably delivers accurate readings.
  • No interference with other gases and No False Alarms: “It finds exactly what you’re looking for.”
  • Ease of data collection and interpretation.
  • Minimal Maintenance: checks internal reference cell every minute, robust design, and requires no consumables to operate.
  • Low (overall or amortized) cost of ownership (because they can last +20 years) and low operation and maintenance costs.
  • Our technology is as close to set, collect, and forget as possible.

Emissions Monitoring in Power Generation:

  • Coal Power Generation

    The rate of emitted CO from combustion sources depends on the fuel oxidation efficiency of the source. By controlling the combustion process carefully, CO emissions can be minimized. If a unit is operated improperly or is not well-maintained, the resulting concentrations of CO may increase by several orders of magnitude. Boreal has CO monitoring technology that can aid and assist in offering a tool to increase the efficiency  of the combustion process.

  • Coal Gasification/ Syngas

    The elevation of CH4 and CO2 produced by the creation of syngas through coal gasification requires accurate and reliable gas detection for safety and emissions reasons. Boreal has developed open-path gas detection technology that is tailor made for coal gasification.

  • Nuclear Fuel Generation

    Fugitive emissions of Hydrogen Fluoride is common in nuclear fuel generation and requires a unique monitoring solution to detect and/or quantify the concentration of HF.  Boreal has developed HF monitoring solutions for perimeter and stack monitoring applications that are tailor made for nuclear fuel generation.

  • Waste to Energy Generation

    The incineration of municipal waste in create harmful HCL and NH3 emissions if sufficient quantities of chlorinated materials such as plastics and PVC’s are present.  Boreal has developed a feedback process control solution to notify operators of large slugs of plastics so they can appropriately optimize their SCR process. Our open-path stack technology is a vital component to keep waste incineration facilities in compliance with local emissions based legislation.

  • Natural Gas Power Generators

    The monitoring of CO2 and CH4 in natural gas power generation facilities is an important function for safety and process control applications. Boreal’s open-path perimeter and stack monitoring configurations are a good fit for fugitive and emissions based CO2 and CH4.

  • Cogeneration

    The monitoring of CO2 and CH4 in cogeneration power facilities is an important function for safety and process control applications. Boreal’s open-path perimeter and stack monitoring configurations are a good fit for fugitive and emissions based CO2 and CH4.

  • Biomass

    The ability to monitor the amount of CH4 and CO2 being produced by the large area of decomposing organic material provides biomass producers with accurate real-time measurements of the relevant gas concentrations. Our open-path CH4 and CO2 gas detectors are perfect for monitoring the off-gases that other technologies have a difficultly doing.