Jan. 12, 2012

Energy-from-Waste Facility Tour

Please join us on Thursday, January 12th, for a tour of the Covanta Plymouth Renewable Energy LP.

It began commercial operation in February 1992 for the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, which controls the waste flow for 22 municipalities. The facility processes municipal solid waste and uses it to generate renewable energy which is sold to Exelon. The facility is a fine example of how to use renewable energy to solve the energy issues facing us today.

Some technical details:

  • It is fired with Two 608 ton-per-day Steinmuller Gmbh reciprocating grate and water wall furnaces which burn trash.

  • Steam is generated at 650 pounds per square inch gauge/750°F at the  superheater outlet

  • Electricity is generated by steam turbine generators with water cooling.

  • Cooling water is reused through cooling towers.

  • The unit has Flue gas scrubbers injecting lime, fabric filter baghouses, nitrogen oxide control, mercury control and continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) system for environmental protection.

  • Its capacity is 1,216 tons per day of Trash and generates 32 megawatts of electricity

Date: Thursday January 12, 2012
Time: The tour begins at 5:30 followed by a Buffet dinner and an after dinner speaker.
Place: Covanta Plymouth Renewable Energy LP.
1155 Conshohocken Road
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
(610) 940-6000

Important: Hard hats and glasses provided (you may bring your own).  You will also need to wear long sleeves (shirt or jacket), long pants,  and a hard, relatively flat soled shoe (no high heels).  Each attendee will be required to sign a Visitor’s Agreement prior to taking the tour. 
Cost: $35.00 per non-member
$30.00 per AIChE-DVS member
$15.00 per student or those between employment
Reservation Deadline:
Sign up early since attendance is limited to 35…..last day to sign up (or cancel) will be January 9.
Registration Details:

Registration for this event is closed.

Contact Doug Kriebel, PE at 215-364-3400 for information regarding last minute openings.