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1. WO2010091342 - SOOTBLOWER HAVING A NOZZLE WITH DEEP REACHING JETS AND EDGE CLEANING JETS

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CLAIMS

The invention claimed is:

1. An industrial boiler comprising a plurality of sootblowers, each sootblower having a major axis along a line of insertion and retraction defining an outward direction toward insertion and an inward direction toward retraction, each sootblower located adjacent to a leading edge of a respective platen bank in the boiler having a major axis, the sootblower comprising: a nozzle; a lance tube for supplying a flow of pressurized fluid to the nozzle; the nozzle comprising one or more deep reaching jets for emitting fluid aligned with the major axis of the platen bank for removing slag deposits inset from the leading edge of the platen bank; the nozzle further comprising one or more edge cleaning jets for emitting fluid angled with respect to the major axis of the platen bank for removing slag deposits on the leading edge of the platen bank.

2. The industrial boiler of claim 1 , wherein for each sootblower the jets are sized to balance forces lateral to the major axis of the sootblower resulting from emission of the fluid to substantially eliminate the imposition of torque on the lance tube from the simultaneous emission of the fluid through the jets.

3. The industrial boiler of claim 1 , wherein for each sootblower: the number of angled jets is one and the number of perpendicular jets is one; the number of angled jets is one and the number of perpendicular jets is two; or the number of angled jets is two and the number of perpendicular jets is two;

4. The industrial boiler of claim 1 , wherein for each sootblower the number of angled jets is one and the number of perpendicular jets is one, and wherein: the angled jet is located outward of the perpendicular jet and directed outward; the angled jet is located outward of the perpendicular jet and directed inward; the angled jet is located inward of the perpendicular jet and directed outward; or the angled jet is located inward of the perpendicular jet and directed inward.

5. The industrial boiler of claim 1 , wherein for each sootblower: the number of angled jets is one; the number of perpendicular jets is two; the angled jet and a first perpendicular jet are located on a side of the nozzle; and the second perpendicular jet is located on an opposing side of the nozzle.

6. The industrial boiler of claim 1 , wherein for each sootblower: the number of angled jets is two; the number of perpendicular jets is two; the angled jets are located outward of the outward most perpendicular jet; and the angled jets are directed outward; the perpendicular jets are located on an opposing side of the angled jets.

7. The industrial boiler of claim 1 , wherein for each sootblower at least one edge cleaning jets is directed approximately 50 degrees with respect to the major axis of the platen bank.

8. The industrial boiler of claim 1 , wherein for each sootblower at least one edge cleaning jet is directed within the range of approximately 30 degrees to approximately 80 degrees with respect to the major axis of the platen bank.

9. The industrial boiler of claim 1 , wherein for each sootblower the pressurized fluid comprises steam, air, or water.

10. A sootblower in or for an industrial boiler, the sootblower having a major axis along a line of insertion and retraction defining an outward direction toward insertion and an inward direction toward retraction, comprising: a nozzle; a lance tube for supplying a flow of pressurized fluid to the nozzle; the nozzle comprising one or more perpendicular jet for emitting fluid perpendicular to the major axis; and the nozzle comprising one or more angled jets for emitting fluid angled with respect to perpendicular to the major axis of the sootblower.

1 1. The sootblower of claim 10, wherein the jets are sized to balance forces lateral to the major axis of the sootblower resulting from emission of the fluid to substantially eliminate the imposition of torque on the lance tube from the simultaneous emission of the fluid through the jets.

12. The sootblower of claim 10, wherein: the number of angled jets is one and the number of perpendicular jets is one; the number of angled jets is one and the number of perpendicular jets is two; or the number of angled jets is two and the number of perpendicular jets is two;

13. The sootblower of claim 10, wherein the number of angled jets is one and the number of perpendicular jets is one, and wherein: the angled jet is located outward of the perpendicular jet and directed outward; the angled jet is located outward of the perpendicular jet and directed inward; the angled jet is located inward of the perpendicular jet and directed outward; or the angled jet is located inward of the perpendicular jet and directed inward.

14. The sootblower of claim 10, wherein: the number of angled jets is one; the number of perpendicular jets is two; the angled jet and a first perpendicular jet are located on a side of the nozzle; and the second perpendicular jet is located on an opposing side of the nozzle.

15. The sootblower of claim 10, wherein: the number of angled jets is two; the number of perpendicular jets is two; the angled jets are located outward of the outward most perpendicular jet; and the angled jets are directed outward; the perpendicular jets are located on an opposing side of the angled jets.

16. The sootblower of claim 10, wherein at least one angled jets is directed approximately 50 degrees with respect to perpendicular to the major axis of the sootblower.

17. The sootblower of claim 10, wherein at least one angled jet is directed within the range of approximately 30 degrees to approximately 80 degrees with respect to perpendicular to the major axis of the sootblower.

18. The sootblower of claim 10, wherein the pressurized fluid comprises steam, air, or water.

19. A method for cleaning an industrial boiler comprising a plurality of platen banks, each platen bank having a major axis, comprising the steps of:

Installing a plurality of sootblowers in the boiler, each sootblower having a major axis along a line of insertion and retraction, each sootblower located adjacent to a leading edge of a respective platen bank; configuring each sootblower with a nozzle and a lance tube for supplying a flow of pressurized fluid to the nozzle; configuring each nozzle with one or more deep reaching jets for emitting fluid aligned with the major axis of its respective platen bank for removing slag deposits inset from the leading edge of the platen bank;

further configuring each nozzle with one or more edge cleaning jets for emitting fluid angled with respect to the major axis of its respective platen bank for removing slag deposits on the leading edge of the platen bank; and for each sootblower, supplying pressurized fluid while inserting, rotating, and retracting the sootblower to remove slag deposits from its respective platen bank.

20. The method of claim 19, further comprising the step of, for each sootblower, sixing the jets to balance forces lateral to the major axis of the sootblower resulting from emission of the fluid to substantially eliminate the imposition of torque on the lance tube from the simultaneous emission of the fluid through the jets.