eBook Thermal Power Plant: Pre-Operational Activities, 1st Edition

  • Anne Dattilo
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  • ISBN-10: 0081012268
  • ISBN-13: 9780081012260
  • DDC: 621.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 474 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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This book 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. The book is invaluable for anyone working on the startup, commissioning, and operation of thermal power plants.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Acronyms/Abbreviations.
1: General Description of Thermal Power Plants.
2: Quality Assurance and Quality Control (Applicable to Preoperational Activities).
Preoperational Cleaning of Various Sub-Systems.
3: Alkali Flushing of Preboiler System.
4: Flushing of Fuel Oil Piping System.
5: Blowing of Fuel Gas Piping System.
6: Chemical Cleaning of a Steam Generator.
7: Flushing of Lube Oil Piping System.
8: Steam/Air Blowing of Main Steam, Cold Reheat, Hot Reheat and Other Steam Pipe Lines.
Activities That Make Critical Equipment Ready to Put Them in Service.
9: Hydraulic Test of Steam Generator.
10: Air-Tightness/Leakage Test of the Furnace, Air, and Flue Gas Ducts of a Steam Generator.
11: Steam Generator Initial Firing and Drying Out of Insulation.
12: Floating of Steam Generator Safety Valves.
13: Clean Air Flow Test of a Pulverizer.
14: Condenser Flood and Vacuum Tightness Tests.
15: Generator Drying Out and Air-Tightness Tests.
16: Filling of Generator with Hydrogen and Protection Stability Test of Generator.
17: Completion Test of a Thermal Power Plant.
Appendix A: Brief Description on Performance Guarantee/Performance Acceptance Tests.
Appendix B: General Safety Guidelines.
Appendix C: Tagging Procedure.
Appendix D: Conversion Factors.