Thermal oils as a heat transfer media is gaining acceptance replacing steam in many applications. This article is a brief on its advantages over steam , specifications and applications.
Bio-diesel is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to petroleum diesel. Bio-diesel from Jatropha is very viable alternative that use marginal land. Read to find out the facts on Jatropha?
Burning Lignite, the low rank coal require boilers that are different from conventional coal fired boilers. What are these differences? Read on..
Lignite is the lower rank of coal. Vast reserves are available in many parts of the world. The special characteristics of lignite make it different from other coals. Read about this in this article.
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?
What are the limitations imposed by materials on thermal power plants achieving the highest efficiency and output at the lowest cost? How to get over these limitations? Read on…
Coal burning releases heat energy that down the line produces electricity in a power plant. To learn about the mechanism of coal burning in a large thermal power plant, read this article.
For efficient combustion of the coal in a coal fired power plant, pulverizing to a fine powder for burning is an important requirement. Read on to know why coal pulverizing is important.
Pulverizing the coal to a fine powder is an important function in the operation of a power plant. This article explains the different methods of pulverizing.
Methane from underground coal seams is a potential energy sources. Tapping these gases also reduces their green house gas potency and help avoid coal mine explosions.
Moisture content in the coal affects the reported Heating Value of coal. Corrections have to be applied to get the real values. Read on to learn about these corrections.
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.
A part of the harmful emissions from coal fired power plants and other sources are minute particles called PM10 and PM2.5. Read on to know about their sources and effects.
A major portion of harmful emissions from thermal power plants are emitted in gaseous form. This article contains a brief explanation of the formation and statutory limits of these emissions.
Power plants produce a lot of emissions in the process of converting energy from fossil fuels to Electricity. Should this be a concern for us?
The alternative to large capacity electric motors drives is to use a gearless motor drive . This article gives a brief introduction on the functioning and advantages of such a drive.