Siemens Energy (NYSE: SI) and Colorado-based Zolo Technologies have entered a worldwide license agreement for fossil-fueled steam generation boiler applications. The two companies, which have been collaborating in Europe, will more closely integrate their combustion optimization products and actively extend their market activities into the U.S., China and other fossil markets in Asia.
Zolo Technologies has developed ZoloBOSS, a combustion monitoring system Siemens has integrated into its SPPA-P3000 Process Optimization solution for fossil-fueled steam generating power plants. The technology uses laser technology to simultaneously measure multiple combustion constituents directly in the combustion zone of a boiler. SPPA-P3000 is a software-oriented approach and can be implemented during minor outages.
According to Siemens, the integration of the ZoloBOSS system and SPPA-P3000 utilizes real-time, in-furnace combustion information to automatically balance and optimize combustion and can significantly improve combustion efficiency, reduce NOx and CO2 emissions and improve availability and thermal performance.