Professionally Engineered Steam Blow Services
B&W Energy Service’s Steam Blow services are second to none in the industry. We offer our customers the latest equipment technology with a robust inventory readily available worldwide. We have pre-fabricated temporary vent piping systems built to ASME B31.3 code, steam silencers (both wet and dry), pneumatic target inserters and other specialized equipment for steam blow support. Our extensive inventory allows us to handle large-scale projects with ease.
The B&W founders and engineering team pioneered the development and advancement of professionally engineered and executed steam blow services. Today that tradition continues with our ongoing commitment to continually improving our processes and equipment by introducing our Dry Silencer technology. Dry Silencers allow B&W to safely and effectively vent exhausting steam during a steam blow without the need for attemperation (quench) water to achieve effective noise attenuation.
Dry Silencers are designed to vent up to 900,000 lb/hr of steam while maintaining a 85dB noise rating or less at 50 ft. from the discharging steam. Other benefits include eliminating or greatly reducing hot water discharge associated with traditional silencers, eliminating fall-out of moisture experience when quenching a traditional steam blow and reducing equipment requirements and associated construction costs.
At B&W Energy, our engineering team has a diverse background and experience working on complex steam blows in multiple energy sectors. Our experience is not limited to only the power industry—we’ve completed steam blow programs in refineries and gas-to-liquids plants containing the largest steam systems in the world.
B&W can engineer and perform several different types of steam blow methods depending on our clients’ needs. System piping is modeled and analyzed for proper velocities, pressures and disturbance factors. Modeling the system leads to verifiable results and compliance with all client and OEM specifications.
B&W Energy Services has invested a tremendous amount of time and capital in designing our steam blow equipment to ensure we offer the most effective and safest equipment available to our clients. A strong inventory of equipment is readily available worldwide to serve both small-scale and large-scale projects.