The innovative aspect of CERUBIS project is to combine existing, develop new and adopt sensors from application in other industries, to form an integrated on-line corrosion monitoring system for hard-coal and lignite-fired boilers, under very low NOx emissions operation. The scope of CERUBIS project is to obtain one combined online corrosion/slagging monitoring system - Common Intelligent Boiler Operation Platform (CIBOP). Also a conceptual integration of the CIBOP with the boiler’s switching system, allowing for a more automated operation, while keeping the corrosion and slagging risk down to a minimum and at the same safeguarding proper NOx emission will be attempted. Next aiding environmental standard compliance and lowering the overhaul cost, a better control of corrosion and slagging processes has also direct impact on the overall boiler efficiency and hence economy of the power generation process. This in turn results in a better competitive position of the coal-(co-)fired boilers. Therefore the CERUBIS-project aims at enhancing the flexibility, operability and environmental performance of coal-fired power stations, simultaneously avoiding great expenditures connected with an unexpected boiler breakdown.