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.
Dipak Sarkar has over 40 years of experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering & Power Plant Operation with rich experience in Diesel Generator Plant, Combined Cycle Power Plant and Coal-fired Sub-critical and Supercritical Thermal Power Plants. During this time, he has shared his experience with professional engineers under various training schemes, like training programs for graduate engineers and operating personnel. He was recently the Executive Director of Administrative & Technology Control of Various Power Projects, and is now a Guest Faculty in the Department of Power Engineering at Jadavpur University.
1. General Description of Thermal Power Plant 2. Quality Assurance and Quality Control (Applicable to Pre-Operational Activities) Part I: Pre-Operational Cleaning Of Various Sub-Systems 3. Alkali Flushing of Pre-Boiler System 4. Flushing of Fuel Oil Piping System 5. Blowing of Fuel Gas Piping System 6. Chemical Cleaning of Steam Generator 7. Flushing of Lube Oil Piping System 8. Steam/Air Blowing of MS, CRH, HRH and Other Steam Pipe Lines Part II: Activities That Make Critical Equipment Ready To Put Them In Service 9. Hydraulic Test of Steam Generator 10. Air-tightness/Leakage Test of Furnace, Air and Flue Gas Ducts of 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 Pulverizers 14. Condenser Flood Test and Vacuum Tightness Test 15. Generator Drying Out and Air-Tightness Test 16. Filling of Generator With Hydrogen and Protection Stability Test of Generator 17. Completion Test of the Power Station Appendix A: Brief Description on Performance Guarantee/Acceptance Tests Appendix B: General Safety Guidelines Appendix C: Tagging Procedure Appendix D