Industrial Boilers built by John Cockerill
Calling on more than 200 years of expertise, John Cockerill Energy designs, manufactures and maintains steam producing industrial boilers under the brand names of Denapak and Denarad. We provide technological solutions to our clients in various sectors: chemicals, petrochemicals, the foodstuffs industry, biomass etc.
Responding to the needs of industry
To assist our clients with their industrial projects, our teams create and manufacture boilers suited to their needs. Calling on know-how built up over the years, they perfect creative and constantly optimized solutions:
- John Cockerill Energy steam producing industrial boilers are designed to function at high pressure.
- Their membrane-wall construction guarantees pressurized combustion, avoiding gas leakages and reducing problems of corrosion and maintenance costs.
- The use of in-line tubes for the principal beam of the boiler leads to optimal use of the exchanger surface and enables effective cleaning using soot blowers.
- Super-heating is protected against direct radiation from the flame, thanks to an entry beam which maintains the low temperature of the super-heating tubes and reduces high temperature corrosion.
- The condensate pre-heater avoids dew point corrosion.
- Large dimension vats and reduced speed steam guarantee the production of high purity steam.
- The rigid chassis and the handling lugs simplify the foundations and enable rapid installation.
Steam generation, our shared expertise
Along with the manufacture and maintenance of industrial boilers, John Cockerill Energy has extensive expertise in the domain of steam production. This allows us to design, manufacture and maintain recuperation boilers and thermo-solar receivers, and also to assist our clients in the modernization of their existing installations and provide them with maintenance on site or in the workshop.
Boilers for thermo-solar power plants
Steam generation is the keystone of the history of John Cockerill Energy. Today, thanks to producing energy 24 hours a day using molten salts technology, our boilers for thermo-solar power plants (Solar CPS energy) provide an alternative to the use of fossil energies. They illustrate our desire to always go the extra step in offering innovative solutions which facilitate access to energy. And respond to the needs of our times.
An alternative to fossil energies
The boilers for thermo-solar power plants (Solar CPS energy) designed by our teams capture the energy of the sun’s rays reflected by thousands of mirrors located on the ground. Located at the top of a tower at the heart of an electricity plant, the receiver absorbs this solar energy and converts it into thermal energy. This innovative technology enables all types of coolant fluids to be re-heated along with the direct generation of steam. Capable of storing large quantities of energy and of producing electricity even at night, it is currently the best performing alternative to the use of fossil fuels.
Salt, the energy of the future
To store solar energy in large quantities and ensure it is available 24 hours a day, our boilers for thermo-solar power plants use the new molten salts technology. Molten salts constitute an inexpensive coolant fluid resistant to fire and non-polluting. They provide a first rate solution for producing electricity day and night. In collaboration with its clients, John Cockerill Energy designs thermo-solar boilers for the most exposed areas on the planet. Our teams have developed and supplied a thermo-solar receiver for the Khi Solar One electric power plant(50 mWe), in service in South Africa. They have also created a molten salts thermo-solar receiver destined to be installed in the Atacama 1 power plant (110 mWe), in the course of construction in Chile. This enables a power of 760 mWth to be absorbed and energy to be stored for seventeen and a half hours.