Common Agitator Problems
Many power plants with wet FGD scrubbers have incorporated a limestone-forced-oxidation system in the absorber to ensure a fully oxidized gypsum product. Usually, several mixing agitators and air lances are located around the limestone sump area to maximize air diffusion. This has proven to be an excellent improvement in the overall FGD system effectiveness.
These plants are experiencing rapid erosion and corrosion on the tips and leading-edge surface of the agitator blades used on the mixers found in this service due to the constant use, chemicals makeup, and abrasiveness of the slurry.
Townley’s Agitator Solution
Townley’s agitator has a unique array of materials proven in FGD applications to address these corrosion problems and extend the life of these critical mixers.
All metallurgy is formulated with the strictest of parameters to ensure finished material compliance.
Poured as one piece in our foundry this three-blade casting is manufactured with Townley’s proprietary duplex stainless steel. This proven formulation gives the blade a long wear life, hardness, abrasion, and corrosion resistance needed in this challenging FGD slurry environment. Each cast part will have a unique serial number for traceability.
Our skilled craftsmen machine all finished dimensions using the latest state-of-the-art CNC machining equipment to ensure perfect fit and performance.
Each agitator is precision balanced to create a longer-lasting, perfectly balanced unit that will un smoothly reducing premature bearing and seal problems.