Condition Monitoring in Large Thermal Power Plants

Condition Monitoring in Large Thermal Power Plants
Author: Shrikant Bhave
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN 10: 1947697803
ISBN 13: 9781947697805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Condition Monitoring in Large Thermal Power Plants Book Review:

The technological developments in electrical power generation over the last decade have enabled creation of large pulverized coal fired and combined cycle power plants. These are required to run continuously without faults to assure highest reliability and availability of electrical power around the clock. Condition Monitoring in Large Thermal Power Plants deals with monitoring the operational integrity of boiler and turbine generator plants that includes pumps, fans etc - A most important step in achieving highest reliability and availability.

Thermal Power Plants Volume III

Thermal Power Plants   Volume III
Author: Robin A. Chaplin
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2009-11-30
ISBN 10: 1905839286
ISBN 13: 9781905839285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Power Plants Volume III Book Review:

Thermal Power Pants (Volume III) has been derived from the work of several professors in the nuclear and power industry all of whom have been directly involved with the industry as managers or consultants. The text has been written as educational material and many of the individual chapters have been written as course material for advanced university courses. Also several chapters include material related to plant operation which is prescribed for operator training. Hence it bridges the gap between academic study and practical training. While it is not intended to be comprehensive in all respects it does provide an overview of the topic with sufficient technical depth for a general understanding of power plant technology and a basis for further study in a particular area. When used as a reference in this way each chapter can stand alone and be read independently of the others. Overall it meets the general philosophy of EOLSS in providing a source of knowledge for sustainable development and technological progress for educators and decision makers

Thermal Power Plant

Thermal Power Plant
Author: Dipak Sarkar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2015-08-20
ISBN 10: 0128017554
ISBN 13: 9780128017555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Power Plant Book Review:

Thermal Power Plant: Design and Operation deals with various aspects of a thermal power plant, providing a new dimension to the subject, with focus on operating practices and troubleshooting, as well as technology and design. Its author has a 40-long association with thermal power plants in design as well as field engineering, sharing his experience with professional engineers under various training capacities, such as training programs for graduate engineers and operating personnel. Thermal Power Plant presents practical content on coal-, gas-, oil-, peat- and biomass-fueled thermal power plants, with chapters in steam power plant systems, start up and shut down, and interlock and protection. Its practical approach is ideal for engineering professionals. Focuses exclusively on thermal power, addressing some new frontiers specific to thermal plants Presents both technology and design aspects of thermal power plants, with special treatment on plant operating practices and troubleshooting Features a practical approach ideal for professionals, but can also be used to complement undergraduate and graduate studies

Thermal Power Plant

Thermal Power Plant
Author: Dipak Sarkar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2016-08-24
ISBN 10: 0081012268
ISBN 13: 9780081012260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Power Plant Book Review:

Thermal Power Plants: Pre-Operational Activities covers practical information that can be used as a handy reference by utility operators and professionals working in new and existing plants, including those that are undergoing refurbishments and those that have been shut for long periods of time. It is fully comprehensive, including chapters on flushing boiler systems, various methods of testing steam generators, and the drying out of generators. This book will be invaluable for anyone working on the startup, commissioning, and operation of thermal power plants. It is also a great companion book to Sarkar’s Thermal Power Plant: Design and Operation. Sarkar has worked with thermal power plants for over 40 years, bringing his experience in design and operations to help new and experienced practicing engineers perform effective pre-operational activities. Consolidates all pre-operational aspects of thermal power plants Explains how to handle equipment safely and work efficiently Provides guidance for new and existing power plants to help reduce outage time and save on budgets

Thermal Power Plant Simulation and Control

Thermal Power Plant Simulation and Control
Author: Damian Flynn
Publsiher: IET
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0852964196
ISBN 13: 9780852964194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Power Plant Simulation and Control Book Review:

An exploration of how advances in computing technology and research can be combined to extend the capabilities and economics of modern power plants. The contributors, from academia as well as practising engineers, illustrate how the various methodologies can be applied to power plant operation.

Thermal Power Plants

Thermal Power Plants
Author: Xingrang Liu,Ramesh Bansal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-08-19
ISBN 10: 1498708234
ISBN 13: 9781498708234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Power Plants Book Review:

Thermal Power Plants: Modeling, Control, and Efficiency Improvement explains how to solve highly complex industry problems regarding identification, control, and optimization through integrating conventional technologies, such as modern control technology, computational intelligence-based multiobjective identification and optimization, distributed computing, and cloud computing with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology. Introducing innovative methods utilized in industrial applications, explored in scientific research, and taught at leading academic universities, this book: Discusses thermal power plant processes and process modeling, energy conservation, performance audits, efficiency improvement modeling, and efficiency optimization supported by high-performance computing integrated with cloud computing Shows how to simulate fossil fuel power plant real-time processes, including boiler, turbine, and generator systems Provides downloadable source codes for use in CORBA C++, MATLAB®, Simulink®, VisSim, Comsol, ANSYS, and ANSYS Fluent modeling software Although the projects in the text focus on industry automation in electrical power engineering, the methods can be applied in other industries, such as concrete and steel production for real-time process identification, control, and optimization.

Numerical Simulation for Next Generation Thermal Power Plants

Numerical Simulation for Next Generation Thermal Power Plants
Author: Falah Alobaid
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN 10: 3319762346
ISBN 13: 9783319762340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Numerical Simulation for Next Generation Thermal Power Plants Book Review:

The book provides highly specialized researchers and practitioners with a major contribution to mathematical models’ developments for energy systems. First, dynamic process simulation models based on mixture flow and two-fluid models are developed for combined-cycle power plants, pulverised coal-fired power plants, concentrated solar power plant and municipal waste incineration. Operation data, obtained from different power stations, are used to investigate the capability of dynamic models to predict the behaviour of real processes and to analyse the influence of modeling assumptions on simulation results. Then, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation programme, so-called DEMEST, is developed. Here, the fluid-solid, particle-particle and particle-wall interactions are modeled by tracking all individual particles. To this purpose, the deterministic Euler-Lagrange/Discrete Element Method (DEM) is applied and further improved. An emphasis is given to the determination of inter-phase values, such as volumetric void fraction, momentum and heat transfers, using a new procedure known as the offset-method and to the particle-grid method allowing the refinement of the grid resolution independently from particle size. Model validation is described in detail. Moreover, thermochemical reaction models for solid fuel combustion are developed based on quasi-single-phase, two-fluid and Euler-Lagrange/MP-PIC models. Measurements obtained from actual power plants are used for validation and comparison of the developed numerical models.

Thermal Power Plants Volume I

Thermal Power Plants   Volume I
Author: Robin A. Chaplin
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2009-11-30
ISBN 10: 190583926X
ISBN 13: 9781905839261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Power Plants Volume I Book Review:

This book has been derived from the work of several professors in the nuclear and power industry all of whom have been directly involved with the industry as managers or consultants. The text has been written as educational material and many of the individual chapters have been written as course material for advanced university courses. Also several chapters include material related to plant operation which is prescribed for operator training. Hence it bridges the gap between academic study and practical training. While it is not intended to be comprehensive in all respects it does provide an overview of the topic with sufficient technical depth for a general understanding of power plant technology and a basis for further study in a particular area. When used as a reference in this way each chapter can stand alone and be read independently of the others. Overall it meets the general philosophy of EOLSS in providing a source of knowledge for sustainable development and technological progress for educators and decision makers.

Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis

Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis
Author: Gilberto Francisco Martha de Souza
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN 10: 1447123093
ISBN 13: 9781447123095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis Book Review:

The analysis of the reliability and availability of power plants is frequently based on simple indexes that do not take into account the criticality of some failures used for availability analysis. This criticality should be evaluated based on concepts of reliability which consider the effect of a component failure on the performance of the entire plant. System reliability analysis tools provide a root-cause analysis leading to the improvement of the plant maintenance plan. Taking in view that the power plant performance can be evaluated not only based on thermodynamic related indexes, such as heat-rate, Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis focuses on the presentation of reliability-based tools used to define performance of complex systems and introduces the basic concepts of reliability, maintainability and risk analysis aiming at their application as tools for power plant performance improvement, including: · selection of critical equipment and components, · definition of maintenance plans, mainly for auxiliary systems, and · execution of decision analysis based on risk concepts. The comprehensive presentation of each analysis allows future application of the methodology making Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis a key resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Thermal Power Plant

Thermal Power Plant
Author: Dipak Sarkar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780081011126
ISBN 13: 0081011121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Power Plant Book Review:

"Thermal Power Plants: Pre-Operational Activities" covers practical information that can be used as a handy reference by utility operators and professionals working in new and existing plants, including those that are undergoing refurbishments and those that have been shut for long periods of time. It is fully comprehensive, including chapters on flushing boiler systems, various methods of testing steam generators, and the drying out of generators. This book will be invaluable for anyone working on the startup, commissioning, and operation of thermal power plants. It is also a great companion book to Sarkar s "Thermal Power Plant: Design and Operation." Sarkar has worked with thermal power plants for over 40 years, bringing his experience in design and operations to help new and experienced practicing engineers perform effective pre-operational activities. Consolidates all pre-operational aspects of thermal power plantsExplains how to handle equipment safely and work efficientlyProvides guidance for new and existing power plants to help reduce outage time and save on budgets"

Design of Solar Thermal Power Plants

Design of Solar Thermal Power Plants
Author: Zhifeng Wang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2019-02-22
ISBN 10: 0128162198
ISBN 13: 9780128162194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design of Solar Thermal Power Plants Book Review:

Design of Solar Thermal Power Plants introduces the basic design methods of solar thermal power plants for technicians engaged in solar thermal power generation engineering. This book includes the author’s theoretical investigation and study findings in solar heat concentrators, a performance evaluation of solar thermal collectors, a numerical simulation of the heat transfer process between complex geometrics, heat transfer through radiation, and more. Containing theoretical descriptions of solar concentrators and receivers, practical engineering examples, and detailed descriptions of site selections for solar thermal power plants, this book has a strong theoretical and practical value for readers. Contains practical guidance and applications, making it more useful and user-friendly for CSP engineers Includes theoretical investigation in solar heat concentrators, performance evaluation of solar thermal collectors, and the numerical simulation of heat transfer between complex geometrics with practical applications

Thermal Power Plant Cooling

Thermal Power Plant Cooling
Author: Carey Wayne King
Publsiher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780791860250
ISBN 13: 0791860256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Power Plant Cooling Book Review:

This book focuses on engineering fundamentals of water use for cooling needs of thermoelectric, or steam cycle, power plants, along with environmental and economic contexts. Water has historically been abundant and cheap; however, the ever-growing human demands for fresh surface water and groundwater are potentially putting ecosystems at risk. Water demands for energy production and electric generation power plants are part of total water demand. This book contributes important information to aid a broader discussion of integrated water and energy management by providing background, references, and context for water and energy stakeholders specifically on the topic of water for cooling thermal power plants. This book serves as a reference and source of information to power plant owner/operators, water resource managers, energy and environmental regulators, and non-governmental organizations. From power plant owners wanting to know the tradeoffs in environmental impact and economics of cooling towers to water utilities that might want to deliver waste water for reuse for power plant cooling, this book provides a wide array of regulatory and technical discussion to meet the needs of a broad audience.

Thermal Power Plants

Thermal Power Plants
Author: Paweł Madejski
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 1789230780
ISBN 13: 9781789230789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Power Plants Book Review:

The demand for electricity and heat production is still largely covered by conventional thermal power plants based on fossil fuel combustion. Thermal power stations face a big challenge to meet the environmental requirements constantly keeping high process efficiency and avoiding lifetime shortening of critical components. In recent years, many activities have been observed to reduce pollutant emissions and optimize performance in thermal power plants. Increased share of renewable sources of energy in domestic markets enforces flexible operation and fast adjustment to actual demand. Gas power plants start to play a very important role in this process, allowing for rapid change of load and emission reduction. Operation under changing load together with keeping emissions at the accurate level requires constantly introducing new solutions and technologies as well as carrying out many research and development activities for optimization of the electricity and heat production process. The edited book is aimed to present new technologies, innovative solutions, measurement techniques, tools and computational methods dedicated to thermal power plants in the light of new trends and challenges.

Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook

Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook
Author: Swapan Basu,Ajay Kumar Debnath
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2019-06-09
ISBN 10: 0081028059
ISBN 13: 9780081028056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook Book Review:

Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook, Second Edition, provides a contemporary resource on the practical monitoring of power plant operation, with a focus on efficiency, reliability, accuracy, cost and safety. It includes comprehensive listings of operating values and ranges of parameters for temperature, pressure, flow and levels of both conventional thermal power plant and combined/cogen plants, supercritical plants and once-through boilers. It is updated to include tables, charts and figures from advanced plants in operation or pilot stage. Practicing engineers, freshers, advanced students and researchers will benefit from discussions on advanced instrumentation with specific reference to thermal power generation and operations. New topics in this updated edition include plant safety lifecycles and safety integrity levels, advanced ultra-supercritical plants with advanced firing systems and associated auxiliaries, integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and integrated gasification fuel cells (IGFC), advanced control systems, and safety lifecycle and safety integrated systems. Covers systems in use in a wide range of power plants: conventional thermal power plants, combined/cogen plants, supercritical plants, and once through boilers Presents practical design aspects and current trends in instrumentation Discusses why and how to change control strategies when systems are updated/changed Provides instrumentation selection techniques based on operating parameters. Spec sheets are included for each type of instrument Consistent with current professional practice in North America, Europe, and India All-new coverage of Plant safety lifecycles and Safety Integrity Levels Discusses control and instrumentation systems deployed for the next generation of A-USC and IGCC plants

An Introduction to Thermal Power Plant Engineering and Operation

An Introduction to Thermal Power Plant Engineering and Operation
Author: P.K Das, A.K Das
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN 10: 1643248634
ISBN 13: 9781643248639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Thermal Power Plant Engineering and Operation Book Review:

This book is intended to meet the requirements of the fresh engineers on the field to endow them with indispensable information, technical know-how to work in the power plant industries and its associated plants. The book provides a thorough understanding and the operating principles to solve the elementary and the difficult problems faced by the modern young engineers while working in the industries. This book is written on the basis of ‘hands-on’ experience, sound and in-depth knowledge gained by the authors during their experiences faced while working in this field. The problem generally occurs in the power plants during operation and maintenance. It has been explained in a lucid language.

Thermal Power Plants

Thermal Power Plants
Author: Robin A. Chaplin
Publsiher: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2009-12-30
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Power Plants Book Review:

Thermal Power Plants theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. The Theme on Thermal Power Plants presents three main topics which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. The first topic covers the basic theory including fossil fuel combustion, nuclear fission, thermal fluids and thermodynamic cycles. It then deals with those aspects important to the maintenance of high efficiency and good reliability such as exergy analysis, material characteristics and life extension. The second topic deals with the production of steam. Although this is only the heat receiving part of the steam cycle it is consistent with the general layout of the power plant where the fossil fuel fired boiler or nuclear fission reactor is a separate and distinct part with its own ancilliary equipment. Fossil boilers and nuclear reactors both produce steam but are so different that each is covered separately in its respective series of chapters. The third topic deals with the generation of power utilizing the steam produced in the boiler or reactor. Several chapters cover steam turbine design and operation. Since power must be produced to exactly match the demand, consideration is given to operational constraints and protective devices. Heat rejection in cooling towers is important where no large body of water exists and is addressed in one chapter. Gas turbines are used for peak power generation and, with steam turbines, for combined cycle plants so are dealt with in two chapters. Conversion of mechanical power from the turbine to electrical power for distribution to the consumer is an important aspect and is covered by the last chapter. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook

Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook
Author: Swapan Basu,Ajay Debnath
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 942
Release: 2014-10-31
ISBN 10: 9780128009406
ISBN 13: 0128009403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook Book Review:

The book discusses instrumentation and control in modern fossil fuel power plants, with an emphasis on selecting the most appropriate systems subject to constraints engineers have for their projects. It provides all the plant process and design details, including specification sheets and standards currently followed in the plant. Among the unique features of the book are the inclusion of control loop strategies and BMS/FSSS step by step logic, coverage of analytical instruments and technologies for pollution and energy savings, and coverage of the trends toward filed bus systems and integration of subsystems into one network with the help of embedded controllers and OPC interfaces. The book includes comprehensive listings of operating values and ranges of parameters for temperature, pressure, flow, level, etc of a typical 250/500 MW thermal power plant. Appropriate for project engineers as well as instrumentation/control engineers, the book also includes tables, charts, and figures from real-life projects around the world. Covers systems in use in a wide range of power plants: conventional thermal power plants, combined/cogen plants, supercritical plants, and once through boilers Presents practical design aspects and current trends in instrumentation Discusses why and how to change control strategies when systems are updated/changed Provides instrumentation selection techniques based on operating parameters. Spec sheets are included for each type of instrument. Consistent with current professional practice in North America, Europe, and India

Operation and Maintenance of Thermal Power Stations

Operation and Maintenance of Thermal Power Stations
Author: Pradip Chanda,Suparna Mukhopaddhyay
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN 10: 8132227220
ISBN 13: 9788132227229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operation and Maintenance of Thermal Power Stations Book Review:

This book illustrates operation and maintenance practices/guidelines for economic generation and managing health of a thermal power generator beyond its regulatory life. The book provides knowledge for professionals managing power station operations, through its unique approach to chemical analysis of water, steam, oil etc. to identify malfunctioning/defects in equipment/systems much before the physical manifestation of the problem. The book also contains a detailed procedure for conducting performance evaluation tests on different equipment, and for analyzing test results for predicting maintenance requirements, which has lent a new dimension to power systems operation and maintenance practices. A number of real life case studies also enrich the book. This book will prove particularly useful to power systems operations professionals in the developing economies, and also to researchers and students involved in studying power systems operations and control.

Planning Fundamentals of Thermal Power Plants

Planning Fundamentals of Thermal Power Plants
Author: Fritz Aschner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 738
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822011483849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Modeling and Simulation of Thermal Power Plants with ThermoSysPro

Modeling and Simulation of Thermal Power Plants with ThermoSysPro
Author: Baligh El Hefni,Daniel Bouskela
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2019-01-24
ISBN 10: 3030051056
ISBN 13: 9783030051051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling and Simulation of Thermal Power Plants with ThermoSysPro Book Review:

This book explains the modelling and simulation of thermal power plants, and introduces readers to the equations needed to model a wide range of industrial energy processes. Also featuring a wealth of illustrative, real-world examples, it covers all types of power plants, including nuclear, fossil-fuel, solar and biomass. The book is based on the authors’ expertise and experience in the theory of power plant modelling and simulation, developed over many years of service with EDF. In more than forty examples, they demonstrate the component elements involved in a broad range of energy production systems, with detailed test cases for each chemical, thermodynamic and thermo-hydraulic model. Each of the test cases includes the following information: • component description and parameterization data; • modelling hypotheses and simulation results; • fundamental equations and correlations, with their validity domains; • model validation, and in some cases, experimental validation; and • single-phase flow and two-phase flow modelling equations, which cover all water and steam phases. A practical volume that is intended for a broad readership, from students and researchers, to professional engineers, this book offers the ideal handbook for the modelling and simulation of thermal power plants. It is also a valuable aid in understanding the physical and chemical phenomena that govern the operation of power plants and energy processes.