Coal Fired Thermal Power plants are recognized by the presence of very tall chimneys or flue stacks. How are they constructed ? This article takes a look into the Slip Form method of constructing tall stacks.
For the last two decades the power industry standard material for high temperature applications is the P91 or T91 grade material. What is this material? What are its benefits? What are the precautions to be taken during construction?
Open cooling water systems in thermal power plants draw very large quantities of water from large water bodies like lakes or a sea. This is discharged back into these water bodies at a higher temperature. This can result in environmental issues and destruction of delicate ecosystems.
Circulating Water is one of the important systems that affects the availability and operational efficiency of a thermal power plant. It also decides the siting of a power plant. The different CW systems used in thermal power plants and their pros and cons are discussed here.
Thermal power plants use cooling towers to cool the circulating water used for condenser cooling. Since water resources are limited, power plants have no other option but to adopt the closed cooling system with cooling towers. Read about the different types of cooling towers and their performance.
A Thermal Power Plant requires enormous quantity of water for cooling the steam in the condenser. Availability of this large amount of condenser cooling water known as Circulating Water is a key factor in deciding the investment and location of a Thermal Power Plant.