Siemens Energy and US-based Zolo Technologies have expanded their previous collaboration to a worldwide license agreement for fossil-fuelled steam-generation boiler applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Siemens and Zolo will integrate their combustion optimisation products more closely and actively extend their market activities beyond Europe into the USA, China and other fossil markets in Asia.
Zolo Technologies developed ZoloBOSS, a unique laser-based combustion monitoring system that Siemens has integrated into its SPPA-P3000 Process Optimization solution for fossil-fuelled steam generating power plants. ZoloBOSS uses sophisticated laser technology to simultaneously measure multiple combustion constituents directly in the combustion zone of a boiler. As a result, it can significantly improve combustion efficiency, reduce NOx and CO2 emissions and improve availability and thermal performance. The integration of the ZoloBOSS monitoring system and SPPA-P3000 provides fossil-fuelled power plants with previously unattainable information and furnace control. The combined Zolo and Siemens solution has proven its outstanding capabilities to improve the power generation process in various coal-fired power plants in Europe, USA and China.