TXU's Oak Grove Generating Station protects its steel chimney flues with PennguardTM linings

CICIND Niagara-on-the- Lake / October 2010 – Michael McCarthy, VP Commonwealth Dynamics, Inc., Ben Beck, Business Development Manager Hadek Protective Systems Inc.


Commonwealth Dynamics, Inc. was contracted by Fluor Constructors to build two 137 m tall reinforced concrete chimneys each with a steel flue at TXU’s 1,600 MW Oak Grove Generating Station in Robertson County, Texas. This as part of the new Flue Gas Desulfurization System that Fluor Constructors was installing. The steel chimney flues are protected with a lightweight PennguardTM lining.

A PennguardTM Block Lining System installation can be divided in four distinct phases. An Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) is specifically made for a project and addresses the phases in protocols 1,2,3, and 4. As each phase of the lining application was completed, the installation contractor and Hadek’s QA/QC representative signed off.

Download complete paper to learn more about the QA Inspection and Test Plan protocols used for a successful PennguardTM lining installation at Oak Grove Generating Station.