Performance Enhancement Techniques for Boilers

Authors(2) :-K. Kishore Kumar, V. Prasanna Ragav

The major part of power generation in the country is from coal based power plants. The most important factor in deciding the overall performance of energy conversion in a coal fired power plant is the boiler efficiency. Analysis on performance of operating boilers in a certain 210 MW plants was made to check their performance levels. Boilers at these power plants have been found to be operating on the lower performance levels than desired. This is primarily due to improper maintenance of certain important operating parameters at the specified values. Boiler performance could be enhanced resulting in considerable savings in fuel and power, and reduction in emissions by monitoring, controlling and maintaining the operating parameters properly which is discussed in this paper.

Authors and Affiliations

K. Kishore Kumar
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vel Tech High Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
V. Prasanna Ragav
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vel Tech High Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Efficiency, Power Plant, Boilers, Cost savings

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  2. D. Gandy, K. Coleman; performance review of p/ T91 steels; final report, November 2002, p.1-3
  3. “Power plant Engineering” by G.K. Vijaya Raghavan

Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | July-August 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-08-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 401-404
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET151482
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

K. Kishore Kumar, V. Prasanna Ragav, " Performance Enhancement Techniques for Boilers, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.401-404, July-August-2015.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET151482

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