Thermal Power Generation Plant or Thermal Power Station

Thermal power generation plant or thermal power station is the most conventional source of electric power. Thermal power plant is also referred as coal thermal power plant and steam turbine power plant. Before going into detail of this topic, we will try to understand the line diagram of electric power generation plant. Theory of Thermal … Read more

Deaerating Heater | Deaerator

Deaerator is one of the open type contact feed water heater used in boiler water treatment. It is the device that is widely used for the removal of oxygen and other dissolved gases from feed water supply to boiler. The presence of dissolved gases like oxygen and carbon-dioxide in water makes the feed water corrosive, … Read more

Duplex Feed Water Pump

We use water to generate steam in the thermal power plant. We supply water to the boiler and the boiler converts this water into hot water then to steam. This input water to the boiler is known as feed water. When feed water gets supplied to the steam drum of the boiler, feed water pump … Read more

Flow Diagram of a Steam Thermal Power Plant

A thermal power generating plant works based on Rankine Cycle. There are mainly three primary inputs given to a thermal power generating plants for producing electricity. These three most essential elements are coal, air, and water. Coal is fuel here because we are going to draw the flow diagram of a coal thermal power generating … Read more

Economiser in Thermal Power Plant | Economiser

The considerable increase of the demand of electricity throughout the world has resulted in increased size of power plant. The process of electrical power generation, in a coal fired thermal power plant is one of the most widespread and conventional methods, of bulk power generation all over, as it vastly feeds the power requirement of … Read more

What is Water Hammer?

Water hammer or hydraulic shock phenomenon and can be understood as abrupt collision of fast moving solid slug with in the piping system with any obstruction that may be bend, valve etc. Thus Water hammer is defined as a sudden increase in pressure on account of hindrance to fluid motion or direction-change. Example It happens … Read more

Steam Turbine

The steam turbine is a favourite prime mover in a steam power generating plants. The steam turbine may be of capacity from 5 megawatts 2000 megawatt. The advantages of a steam turbine over a diesel engine are as follows. The size of a steam turbine is much smaller than that of an equivalent diesel engine. … Read more