Efficiency of a Coal Fired Boiler in a Typical Thermal Power Plant
American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 32-36
Received: Oct. 14, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 21, 2016; Published: Jan. 3, 2017
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Gudimella Tirumala Srinivas, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah University, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, India
Doddapineni Rajeev Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah University, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, India
Peruri Venkata Vithal Murali Mohan, Boiler Maintenance Department Kothagudem Thermal Power Station, Paloncha, India
Boggarapu Nageswara Rao, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah University, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, India
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Abstract
This paper presents briefly on the boiler efficiency evaluation procedures by direct and indirect methods useful in thermal power plants. In the direct method consideration is given to the amount of heat utilized while evaluating the efficiency of the boiler, whereas, indirect method accounts for various heat losses. The boiler efficiency evaluated by direct method is found to be lower than that evaluated by indirect method as per the ASME PTC-4.1 standards. However, the direct method helps the plant personnel to evaluate quickly the boiler efficiency with few parameters and less instrumentation.
Keywords
Coal Fired Boiler, Direct Method, Efficiency, Indirect Method
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Gudimella Tirumala Srinivas, Doddapineni Rajeev Kumar, Peruri Venkata Vithal Murali Mohan, Boggarapu Nageswara Rao, Efficiency of a Coal Fired Boiler in a Typical Thermal Power Plant, American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, pp. 32-36. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmie.20170201.15
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