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Main Title Evaluation of Fabric Filter on Boiler 108 at the Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia.
Author Foster, J. M. ; Mycock, J. C. ; Richardson, J. W. ; McKenna, J. D. ;
CORP Author ETS, Inc., Roanoke, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-02-3939; EPA/600/7-87/009;
Stock Number PB87-171286
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Boilers ; Fabric filters ; Filters ; Flue gases ; Combustion ; Performance ; Operating costs ; Stationary sources ; Particulates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-171286 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 59p
The report gives results of an evaluation of fabric filtration on Boiler 108. The operating characteristics of the reverse-air baghouse controlling emissions from Boiler 108 were determined via data (collected by Navy personnel) on boiler and baghouse operation (hours of operation, coal feed rate, steam load, air load, baghouse inlet temperature, and baghouse module pressure drop), and periodic inspection and testing of selected bags. Tests of physical characteristics of the fiberglass bags revealed normal deterioration of fabric strength with increasing time of exposure to flue gas. Fill fibers were more affected than warp fibers. A long plateau in bag life was observed; fabric characteristics after 1500 hours of actual operation and after 7600 hours did not differ greatly. Statistical analyses of fabric test data indicated effects on fabric due both to length of exposure time and position in the baghouse, and interaction of those effects. Other analyses indicated that exposure time was the dominant effect. Operating costs for reverse-air and induced-draft fans were calculated for 1983, 1984, and 1985.