Sootblowing too early leads to a loss of steam and energy. Sootblowing too late leads to losses due to bad heat exchangers’ conditions. Optimising the timing of sootblowing solves the dilemma.
Optimisation of total costs means optimising the energy balance, while taking into account fuel costs and electricity or heat revenues. Our algorithms are based on a multi-dimensional real time optimisation. In addition, we developed a calculation method for real-time monitoring of heat exchanger efficiency.
The algorithms were developed with funding from the Flemisch agency of innovation and entrepreneurship (VLAIO). Patent granted.
Sootblo is fully cloud based, secured and works with any technology. It runs as an independent service or as a plugin into your existing energy monitoring system.
Sootblo optimises your installation based on internal and external parameters like accurate and localised weather predictions and real time market information, with customer specific load and process parameters.
Our Sootblo software is designed for small to medium scale biomass combustion plants (1 to 50 MW), which produce either electricity, heat or both.
Our service integrates easily into existing PLC, DCS or SCADA systems already installed, which keeps full control over the local installation.
Open communication protocols are used to make the optimised settings available.
Optimisation always yields benefits. Sootblo harvests the opportunities in a highly flexible energy market, while delivering a continuous evaluation of heat exchanger fouling.
By optimising the the sootblow sequence and monitoring fouling processes, the effciency of the power plant is kept high. Sootblo helps you to optimise fuel use and CO2 emissions.
Sootblo helps your organisation to achieve your carbon
and sustainibility goals and accelerates your energy transition.