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NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    JANUARY 2014

Big FGD Retrofit Market in the U.S.

The market for upgrades and replacement in U.S. FGD systems will be more than $800 million per year. This is the forecast appearing in the McIlvaine report, FGD Market and Strategies.  There are more than 75,000 MW which are older than 20 years. Many of these units will require very substantial upgrades and replacement.

FGD MW Chronology – by Installation Date in the U.S.

FGD
  Startup

Total
  Units

Accum
  Units

Units
  without FGD

Total
  MW

Accum
  MW

?

1

1

1056

556.2

556.2

1972

2

3

1054

516.3

1072.5

1973

8

11

1046

1672.9

2745.4

1974

2

13

1044

228.0

2973.4

1975

5

18

1039

868.7

3842.1

1976

5

23

1034

2300.2

6142.3

1977

9

32

1025

4716.3

10858.6

1978

10

42

1015

4043.5

14902.1

1979

17

59

998

5934.3

20836.4

1980

14

73

984

7097.5

27933.9

1981

13

86

971

5585.8

33519.7

1982

12

98

959

4628.5

38148.2

1983

16

114

943

7034.4

45182.6

1984

11

125

932

6476.7

51659.3

1985

7

132

925

2579.8

54239.1

1986

10

142

915

5832.5

60071.6

1987

5

147

910

2673.9

62745.5

1988

6

153

904

3433.2

66178.7

1990

2

155

902

985.4

67164.1

1991

2

157

900

1991.1

69155.2

1992

4

161

896

1261.0

70416.2

1994

11

172

885

4750.4

75166.6

There are another 25,000 MW which are more than 10 years old but less than 20 years old out of a total of 165,000 MW which are more than 5 years old.

FGD System Age

Age

MW x 1,000

Pre 1994

75

1994-2003

25

2004-2009

65

Finally, there are 65,000 MW of plants which are 5-10 years old. These units will require replacement of nozzles, damper parts, instrumentation and possibly even mist eliminators. Ninety units were installed with 2205 stainless steel shells in the 2000-2008 timeframe. Crevice corrosion had occurred in most of these units. New linings or even wall papering with super-austenitic steel is required.

Agitators, pumps, fans, compressors, mist eliminators, ball mills, belt filters and other components also need to be periodically replaced.

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