Boiler Burner Energy System Technology ("BBEST") for Firetube Boilers


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Boiler Burner Energy System Technology ("BBEST") for Firetube Boilers
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This proposal will address these challenges, using a proven simple cycle microturbine, (SCMTG) integrated with an innovative ultralow NOx boiler burner that will be joined by an eductor assembly. Current CHP approaches for firetube boilers typically use recuperated MTGs with or without supplemental firing. Without supplemental firing, excess air is very high and efficiencies are only 60%, which is far below boiler capabilities or 80%. With supplemental firing, efficiencies can reach 80% at full load. However, as load is reduced, efficiencies quickly fall to 60%.

Contact Information
Jean Baronas
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

916 654-4512


Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15329 - Class 29
Reasons for Exemption
Installation of certain cogeneration equipment of less than 50 megawatts capacity at existing facilities.
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