Thermal Power Plant - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128015759, 9780128017555

Thermal Power Plant

1st Edition

Design and Operation

Authors: Dipak Sarkar
eBook ISBN: 9780128017555
Paperback ISBN: 9780128015759
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 21st August 2015
Page Count: 612
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Description

Thermal Power Plant: Design and Operation deals with various aspects of a thermal power plant, providing a new dimension to the subject, with focus on operating practices and troubleshooting, as well as technology and design. Its author has a 40-long association with thermal power plants in design as well as field engineering, sharing his experience with professional engineers under various training capacities, such as training programs for graduate engineers and operating personnel.

Thermal Power Plant presents practical content on coal-, gas-, oil-, peat- and biomass-fueled thermal power plants, with chapters in steam power plant systems, start up and shut down, and interlock and protection. Its practical approach is ideal for engineering professionals.

Key Features

  • Focuses exclusively on thermal power, addressing some new frontiers specific to thermal plants
  • Presents both technology and design aspects of thermal power plants, with special treatment on plant operating practices and troubleshooting
  • Features a practical approach ideal for professionals, but can also be used to complement undergraduate and graduate studies

Readership

Power Engineering professionals, graduate and undergraduate students.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • List of Acronyms/Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. Steam Power Plant Cycles
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Laws of Thermodynamics
    • 1.3 Carnot Cycle
    • 1.4 Stirling Cycle
    • 1.5 Ericsson Cycle
    • 1.6 Rankine Cycle
    • 1.7 Kalina Cycle
    • 1.8 Binary Vapor Cycle
    • 1.9 Problems
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 2. Steam Generators
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Boiling and Circulation
    • 2.3 Design
    • 2.4 Classification and Utilization
    • 2.5 Boiler Mounting and Accessories
    • 2.6 Superheaters and Reheaters
    • 2.7 Economizers
    • 2.8 Air Heaters
    • 2.9 Insulation
    • 2.10 Supercritical Boilers
    • 2.11 Problems
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 3. Fuels and Combustion
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Sources of Chemical Energy
    • 3.3 Availability of Fuels
    • 3.4 Characteristics of Coal
    • 3.5 Other Solid Fuels
    • 3.6 Petroleum and Natural Gas
    • 3.7 Principles of Combustion
    • 3.8 Combustion Calculations
    • 3.9 Design Aspect of Burner
    • 3.10 Flame Stability
    • 3.11 Design Aspects of Furnace
    • 3.12 Problems
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 4. Pulverized Coal-Fired Boilers
    • 4.1 Brief History
    • 4.2 Combustion of Pulverized Coal
    • 4.3 Pulverizer Performance
    • 4.4 Coal Burners (Figure 4.8)
    • 4.5 Pulverizer System Design
    • 4.6 Classification of Pulverizers
    • 4.7 Coal Preparation Systems
    • 4.8 Coal Feeders
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 5. Fluidized-Bed Combustion Boilers
    • 5.1 Brief History
    • 5.2 The Technology
    • 5.3 Categories of FBC
    • 5.4 Design Variables
    • 5.5 Bubbling Fluidized-bed Combustion (BFBC) Boilers
    • 5.6 Circulating Fluidized-bed Combustion (CFBC) Boilers
    • 5.7 Pressurized Fluidized-bed Combustion (PFBC) Boilers
    • 5.8 Start-Up and Loading of PFBC Boilers
    • 5.9 Problems
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 6. Steam Turbines
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Type of Steam Turbine
    • 6.3 Classification of Steam Turbines
    • 6.4 Components of Steam Turbines
    • 6.5 Methods of Turbine Governing
    • 6.6 Turbine Governing System
    • 6.7 Turbine Lubrication System
    • 6.8 Speed Control System
    • 6.9 Turbine Losses
    • 6.10 Operating Regime
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 7. Gas Turbine and Heat Recovery Steam Generator
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Ideal Brayton Cycle
    • 7.3 Real Brayton Cycle
    • 7.4 Improvement of Performance
    • 7.5 Gas Turbine Systems and Equipment
    • 7.6 Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG)
    • 7.7 Problems
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 8. Diesel Power Plant
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 Thermodynamic Cycle
    • 8.3 Design
    • 8.4 Equipment and Accessories
    • 8.5 Diesel Engine Systems
    • 8.6 Problems
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 9. Steam Power Plant Systems
    • 9.1 Introduction
    • 9.2 Mechanical Systems
    • 9.3 Electrical Systems
  • Chapter 10. Automatic Control
    • 10.1 Introduction
    • 10.2 Automatic Boiler Control
    • 10.3 Automatic Control of Turbine
    • 10.4 Coordinated Control System
    • 10.5 Automatic Control of Regenerative System
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 11. Interlock and Protection
    • 11.1 Introduction
    • 11.2 Steam Generator
    • 11.3 Fuel-Firing Equipment
    • 11.4 Steam Turbine
    • 11.5 Gas Turbine
    • 11.6 Diesel Engine
    • 11.7 Generator (Alternator)
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 12. Start-Up and Shut-Down
    • 12.1 Introduction
    • 12.2 Start-Up of Steam Generator
    • 12.3 Normal Shut-Down of Steam Generator
    • 12.4 Emergency Shut-Down of Steam Generator
    • 12.5 Start-Up of Steam Turbine
    • 12.6 Normal Shut-Down of Steam Turbine
    • 12.7 Emergency Shut-Down of Steam Turbine
    • 12.8 APS
    • 12.9 Start-Up of Gas Turbine
    • 12.10 Normal Shut-Down of Gas Turbine
    • 12.11 Emergency Shut-Down of Gas Turbine
    • 12.12 Start-Up of Diesel Engine
    • 12.13 Normal Shut-Down of Diesel Engine
    • 12.14 Emergency Shut-Down of Diesel Engine
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 13. Abnormal Operating Conditions
    • 13.1 Introduction
    • 13.2 Abnormal Operating Conditions of Steam Generators
    • 13.3 Abnormal Operating Conditions of Steam Turbines
    • 13.4 Abnormal Operating Conditions of Gas Turbines
    • 13.5 Abnormal Operating Conditions of Diesel Engines
    • 13.6 General Electrical Faults
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 14. Air Pollution Control
    • 14.1 Introduction
    • 14.2 Control of Suspended Particulate Emission
    • 14.3 Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emission
    • 14.4 Methods of SOX Emission Control
    • 14.5 Methods of NOx Emission Control
    • 14.6 Reduction of Mercury Emission
    • 14.7 Problems
    • Bibliography
  • Chapter 15. Codes and Standards for Power Plant Design and Operation
    • 15.1 Introduction
    • 15.2 Benefits
    • 15.3 Issuing Organizations
    • 15.4 Commonly Used Codes and Standards
    • Bibliography
  • Appendix A. Power from Renewable Energy
    • A.1 Introduction
    • A.2 Solar Energy
    • A.3 Wind Energy
    • A.4 Geothermal Energy
    • A.5 Ocean Thermal Energy
    • A.6 Tidal Energy
    • A.7 Wave Energy
    • A.8 Hydraulic Turbine
    • A.9 Energy From Biomass
    • Bibliography
  • Appendix B. Power from Nuclear Energy
    • B.1 Introduction
    • B.2 Pressurized-Water Reactor (PWR)
    • B.3 Boiling-Water Reactor (BWR)
    • B.4 Gas-Cooled Reactor (GCR)
    • B.5 Heavy-Water Reactor (HWR)
    • B.6 Fast-Breeder Reactor (FBR)
    • Bibliography
  • Appendix C
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
612
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780128017555
Paperback ISBN:
9780128015759

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