Fossil News for 2004
January 13, 2004 -
Babcock & Wilcox, International Division, has signed a contract
with Fossil for equipment
supply to Tanjung Jati Power Plant on the Java Sea in Indonesia.
There are 2 X 660MW Babcock & Wilcox pulverized coal, wall-fired
boilers for which Fossil will supply Ignitors, VIR VI Flame Scanners,
Valves, Valves Trains with Junction Boxes, and a clean-air supply
July 6, 2004 -
Commissioning is complete on the Spectrum VIR VI flame scanners
supplied by Fossil for a 98 burner coal fired boiler in American
Electric Power’s system in Indiana. Besides standard flame
monitoring duty, these FPS scanners are interfacing with B&W’s
Flame Doctor software.
July 16, 2004 -
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approval services has
witnessed extensive additional testing of our automatic valves.
As a result the approved operating temperature and pressure
been increased. As well, additional solenoid options were
approved to allow Fossil to offer more choices in CSA approved
automatic gas safety shutoff valves.
August 21, 2004 -
Fossil has successfully completed
revision of the control strategy configuration and boiler tuning
at TransAlta Energy Corporation's
Poplar Creek plant located at Suncor in Fort McMurray Alberta.
The boiler controls were supplied a few years ago by another
company. Now for the first time
operators are able to run the boiler in automatic mode. Earlier this
year Fossil supplied gas ignitors for another boiler at the same
plant. Plant operators have expressed great satisfaction with
the improvement to overall boiler reliability following
installation of the FPS ignitors. FPS ignitors
will be installed on a second boiler at this plant early in
September 19, 2004 -
Fossil shipped Spectrum VIR VI main
flame scanners, along with valve racks and central PLC control
for retractable oil ignitors to AEP’s Kammer plant. All local
switches, indicators, valves and solenoids related to fourteen
ignitors are located on the two valve racks with rack-mounted
control cabinets to produce compact, easily installed units,
custom designed for the existing space.
November 8, 2004 -
Fossil line of Aquarian Electronic Level Gauges has received
certification by Lloyd’s Register for meeting the requirements
of the European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC.
Compliance with this directive is mandatory for pressure
equipment that will be put into service in the European Union.
This certification authorizes Fossil to apply the PED
certification to the Aquarian products and ensures that the
requirements for design, materials and manufacturing will be
consistently achieved. These products are authorized for use in
all countries belonging to the EU, without additional
November 14, 2004 -
Fossil has been awarded the Harbour
Solutions SCADA System contract for the project to clean up
Halifax Harbour. The SCADA system will include more than twenty
remote sites, including several pumping stations, with radio
communication to central sites. We are proud to be involved in
this project which is so important to our local community.
November 24, 2004 -
Eighty dual fuel horn ignitors were shipped to Ontario Power’s
Lennox plant. The four 500 Mw tangentially fired boilers
at Lennox are now completely outfitted with Spectrum VIR VI
flexible fibre optic scanners for the oil and gas main flames
and FPS horn ignitors with integral SunSpot flame detectors.
Each boiler is equipped with 40 ignitors – one unit has oil
ignitors and the other three units have dual fuel ignitors – and
32 flame scanners for a total of 160 ignitors and 128 scanners
in the plant.