Thermal Power Plant - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081011126, 9780081012260

Thermal Power Plant

1st Edition

Pre-Operational Activities

Authors: Dipak Sarkar
eBook ISBN: 9780081012260
Paperback ISBN: 9780081011126
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 22nd August 2016
Page Count: 474
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Thermal Power Plants: Pre-Operational Activities covers practical information that can be used as a handy reference by utility operators and professionals working in new and existing plants, including those that are undergoing refurbishments and those that have been shut for long periods of time. It is fully comprehensive, including chapters on flushing boiler systems, various methods of testing steam generators, and the drying out of generators.

This book will be invaluable for anyone working on the startup, commissioning, and operation of thermal power plants. It is also a great companion book to Sarkar’s Thermal Power Plant: Design and Operation. Sarkar has worked with thermal power plants for over 40 years, bringing his experience in design and operations to help new and experienced practicing engineers perform effective pre-operational activities.

Key Features

  • Consolidates all pre-operational aspects of thermal power plants
  • Explains how to handle equipment safely and work efficiently
  • Provides guidance for new and existing power plants to help reduce outage time and save on budgets


Utility operators, professional engineers, power plant engineers

Table of Contents

1. General Description of Thermal Power Plant

2. Quality Assurance and Quality Control (Applicable to Pre-Operational Activities)

Part I: Pre-Operational Cleaning Of Various Sub-Systems

3. Alkali Flushing of Pre-Boiler System

4. Flushing of Fuel Oil Piping System

5. Blowing of Fuel Gas Piping System

6. Chemical Cleaning of Steam Generator

7. Flushing of Lube Oil Piping System

8. Steam/Air Blowing of MS, CRH, HRH and Other Steam Pipe Lines

Part II: Activities That Make Critical Equipment Ready To Put Them In Service

9. Hydraulic Test of Steam Generator

10. Air-tightness/Leakage Test of Furnace, Air and Flue Gas Ducts of Steam Generator

11. Steam Generator Initial Firing and Drying-out of Insulation

12. Floating of Steam Generator Safety Valves

13. Clean Air Flow Test of Pulverizers

14. Condenser Flood Test and Vacuum Tightness Test

15. Generator Drying Out and Air-Tightness Test

16. Filling of Generator With Hydrogen and Protection Stability Test of Generator

17. Completion Test of the Power Station

Appendix A: Brief Description on Performance Guarantee/Acceptance Tests

Appendix B: General Safety Guidelines

Appendix C: Tagging Procedure

Appendix D


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About the Author

Dipak Sarkar

Dipak Sarkar has over 40 years of experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering & Power Plant Operation with rich experience in Diesel Generator Plant, Combined Cycle Power Plant and Coal-fired Sub-critical and Supercritical Thermal Power Plants. During this time, he has shared his experience with professional engineers under various training schemes, like training programs for graduate engineers and operating personnel. He was recently the Executive Director of Administrative & Technology Control of Various Power Projects, and is now a Guest Faculty in the Department of Power Engineering at Jadavpur University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Guest Faculty, Department of Power Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata India

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