A plume abatement system that uses recycling of condensed steam will be installed at a coal liquefaction process facility to be built by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group. Shenhua awarded the $50 million contract to Charlotte-based SPX Corp. for its Marley ClearSky plume abatement cooling systems. It will be installed on Shenhua's indirect coal liquefaction process facility to be built in the Lingwu Ning Dong coal chemical industry. This facility is expected to process approximately four million tons of indirect coal liquefaction per year.
"Our ClearSky plume abatement technology is a leading-edge solution that substantially eliminates the steam plume that is highly visible on traditional evaporative cooling systems. It also offers our customers lower installation and operating costs, significantly reduced water consumption, improved permitting and increased
safety over alternative cooling solutions," says Gene Lowe, president of SPX Thermal Equipment and Services segment.