Generation Sector Update   
Second Quarter 2008

Combustion Performance and NOx Control (Program 71)

Intelligent Sootblowing Workshop Draws Big Crowd.
Tour looks at new technology in Luminant's Martin Lake Plant.

Nearly 50 participants representing 13 utilities were on hand for EPRI's Seventh Intelligent Sootblowing Workshop, held May 20-21 in Shreveport, Louisiana. All of the major ISB technologies were discussed, including traditional sootblowers, water cannons, impulse cleaning, acoustic cleaning, and even coatings which inhibit ash accumulation. Presentations described ISB demonstrations in all of these areas. The highlight of the workshop was the tour of Luminant's Martin Lake Plant to see the installation of the most recent Clyde-Bergemann ISB technology. A CD will be published containing all of the presentations. For more information, contact Jeff Stallings (, 650-855-2427).