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Customer case:

Kuopion Energia Oy uses FuelDiet solution to produce bioenergy with low corrosion risk

Kuopio Energia produces district heat for the residents of the city of Kuopio in Finland and in winter times the production reliability is in high priority. Haapaniemi 3 power plant with Valmet boiler started up at 2011 and in the summer of 2013 they took Valmet’s FuelDiet corrosion control solution in to use.

Now we can use 100% of Biomass. The FuelDiet corrosion control system is very useful for us. With the possibility to use cheaper fuels the payback time of the system is around 1 year.”
Production Director Peter Seppälä
Location Kuopio, Finland
Customer challenge Risk of alkali chloride induced superheater corrosion
Solution FuelDiet KCl Corrosion to control the risk of alkali chloride induced superheater corrosion. Real time estimate of the remaining lifetime of the superheaters.
Results 100% use of biomass and real time measurement of sulfur/chlorine ratio. Saves fuel costs without risking the superheater condition.
Keywords Energy, Europe, Performance services

Fuel Diet gives the possibility to use more bio based fuels

With the lower price of the wood compared to peat, they wanted to produce summer production with only bio based fuels and also to increase biofuel ratio in the yearly production. Kuopion Energia Oy therefore chose Valmet’s new solution to enable usage of more bio based fuel without increasing the possibility of superheater corrosion in its biomass fuel firing boiler at Haapaniemi 3 power plant.

Fuel Diet KCI Corrosion –solution for fuel costs savings and superheater lifetime extension

Valmet’s FuelDiet solution provided tools to control the risk of alkali chloride induced superheater corrosion. It was also a way to save in fuel costs by allowing the use of cheaper fuels without risking the superheaters condition or compromising its availability. The FuelDiet also gave them real time estimate of the remaining lifetime of their superheaters.