STEEL BELT CONVEYORS FOR SEVERE CONDITIONS since 1929

COMISION FEDERAL DE ELECTRICIDAD

THE CHALLENGE

The long years of trouble-free operations of the MAC® (Magaldi Ash Cooler) systems installed under units #1 &2 of the Petacalco power plant- installed in 1999- convinced CFE to specify Magaldi for the supply of a complete solution for the dry removal of bottom ash, economizer ash, pre-heater ash and milling rejects of their first 700MW supercritical Unit to be installed on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
To date one of the largest installations ever supplied by Magaldi.

 

THE CUSTOMER

The Comisión Federal de Electricidad (widely known as CFE or “la Comisión”) is the biggest electricity supplier of Latin America and the second most powerful state-owned company of Mexico, second only to Pemex, supplying electricity to the Country since 1937.
CFE generates, distributes and markets electric power for almost 33,8 million Clients -a figure representing almost 100 million people - and incorporates more than a million new Clients every year.

 

THE SOLUTION

In March 2007, the contract for one of the biggest Magaldi installations ever was signed between Magaldi Power and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI). It included the supply of equipment for the handling of bottom ash, economizer ash, air heater ash and milling rejects (MRS® - Magaldi Mill Rejects Systems) together with the rubber conveyor belts for delivering the ashes to a final storage silo. The Magaldi fully automated integrated supervision system was also part of the scope of supply.
The installation of the entire Unit #7 by MHI was trouble free and smoothly completed and the Unit was handed over to CFE in March 2010. In July 2011 CFE performed an accurate analysis on the performances of the entire MHI supply over the previous12 months.
The results of this investigation where astounding as the plant offered an overall availability of 99.8%, the best result ever achieved by a MHI installation, even beating the 99% of the Kobe installation in Japan.
Magaldi was proud to be part of this result: all its conveyors and equipment were capable of running perfectly in line with the performances of MHI’s supplies, providing their contribution to the achievement of that remarkable result and helping the Unit #7 to set a new benchmark in the performance of coal-fired units.

 

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