CONTROLLING BLACK SMOKE EMISSION FROM
PALM WASTE FIRED BOILERS IN
PALM OIL MILL
It has been quite some years; this important topic was made as a compulsory project for all participants of the Diploma in Palm Oil Milling Technology and Management.
A remarkable effort has been made by most of them to MPOB where huge technical data, information and practices were made known and presented and will definitely benefit the industry and the nation in order to preserve and make this world a better place to live.
I take this opportunity to present my findings in one of the most modern and technological driven palm oil mill; POMTEC, in Labu, Negeri Sembilan, where new ...view middle of the document...
Having experienced in various types of boiler for the pasts 21 years in the industry, I have seen the worst and best of it.
Along this period of time, act, regulations and laws has been drafted, revised and enforced to cater the demand for better quality and preservation of Mother Nature and the environment; especially on clean air.
This paper will look into the outcomes of the study, understanding it and making recommendations. It will also look into the milling operations, steam demand, boiler operations, load characteristics, mill & system design and boiler & control design.
2. Scope of Study.
This paper will cover the following objectives:
â€¢ Understanding of the boiler design and operations.
â€¢ Understanding of the fuel composition/moisture content and fuel feeding system.
â€¢ Understanding of the power plant and load distribution.
â€¢ Understanding of the milling operations and load demand.
â€¢ Investigate the black smoke emission during the study and at random.
â€¢ Investigation of the results on Isokinetic test for the past 3 years.
â€¢ Findings of this study and the recommendations.
The study will also look at the condition when the boiler is operating without its automated fuel feeding system.
2.2 Mill History
The mill belongs to MPOB and managed by Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad, situated at Ladang Labu in...