Circulating Fluidized Bed combustion has given boiler and power plant operators a greater flexibility in burning a wide range of coal and other fuels. All this without compromising efficiency and with reduced pollution. How does the boiler work with this technology?
The boiler in a modern Thermal Power Plant produces steam at very high pressures and temperatures. One of the most important yet simple test that ensures the integrity of the boiler is the ‘Hydrostatic Test’. What is it? How is it done?
The way projects are constructed in China is different from the rest of the world. An understanding of how projects are implemented is a must for the successful negotiation and completion of the project in third world countries. What are the technical issues?
The way people work in China is different from the rest of the world. An understanding of how they work is very important for the successful negotiation and implementation of projects in third world countries. What are the communication issues?
Gas Turbines are in service all over the globe. Performance varies with locations ans ambient conditions. Why does it perform differently ? ISO has developed ratings that specify input conditions while specifying Gas Turbines. Read this article to know more about it.
Burning Coal in a power plant produces a number of pollutants. Some of these pollutants are specific to the type of fuel or is part of the combustion process or related to the design and configuration of the plant. This article highlights the major pollutants discharged from the power plant.
Boiler is the key equipment in the power plant that converts the energy in the Fuel to heat and then to energy in steam at high pressures and temperatures. In this article we discuss the safety issues of Combustion and the high pressure / temperature water and steam.
Coal is the primary fuel for producing Electricity. Some of the characteristics of coal have profound influence on the day to day working and economics of the power plant. This article discus two of the important characteristics – Calorific Value and Moisture.
The most important requirement to burn coal is the correct quantity of air. This article explains how to calculate the correct quantity of air.
The most important requirement to burn coal is the correct quantity of air. More Air or less Air is an energy loss. How incorrect air quantities affect the working of the plant is explained in this article.
Electricity is a convenient form of energy. Thermal power plants convert the energy in coal to Electricity. Have you ever wondered how much is lost in the process of generating electricity? This article explains how efficiently (or inefficiently) the natural energy sources are converted.