Aberthaw power station prepares existing brick chimney flues for FGD operation by installing PennguardTM linings

CICIND Moscow / April 2005 – Gary Eastman, Bierrum International Ltd / Albert de Kreij, Hadek Protective Systems


RWE npower, the owner of Aberthaw power station, had to investigate the feasibility and economics of fitting Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) at Aberthaw power station. Fitting FGD to the power station would also have consequences for the existing, 40 year old chimney. After investigation of the risks of FGD operation for the existing chimney and its flues, the owner decided to modify the chimney by sealing all three brick flues with the PennguardTM Block Lining System.

The first of three flues (Unit 8) was lined with a PennguardTM lining in the summer of 2004. The second and third flues were lined in 2005 and 2007.