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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 blower system.

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 ranges have 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 2005.

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 - The 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 certification.

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.










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