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Case Study on Efficiency of Boiler and Factors Affecting It


Mr. Amitkumar. G. Tiwari , priyadarshini college of engineering; Mr. Shubham S. Jane, priyadarshini college of engineering; Mr. Pravin C. Katoke, priyadarshini college of engineering; Mr. Kunal Talmale, priyadarshini college of engineering; Mr. Kritesh U. Dongre, priyadarshini college of engineering


Boiler, Efficiency heat losses, efficiency improvement opportunity Boiler, Performance, Steam


This paper is concerned with Study on Efficiency of Boiler and Factors affecting it. Boiler efficency is one of the most important types of performance of boiler steam power plant. Thermal power plant converts the chemical energy of the coal into heat and Heat energy is converted into electric energy. Coal fired Boiler is one of the most important components for any Thermal Power Plant. The prominent Performance parameter of a boiler is “Boiler Efficiency”. Boiler Efficiency affects the overall performance of the electricity generation process and as well as plant economy. Boiler efficiency is affected by many factors. It reduces with time, due to various heat losses such as loss due to unburnt carbon in waste, loss dueto dry flue gas, loss due to moisture in fuel, loss due to radiation, loss due to blowdown, and loss due to burning hydrogen, etc.. Boiler efficiency tests help us to calculate deviations of boiler efficiency from the design value and identify areas for improvement. The current paper puts forward an effective methodology for the efficiency estimation of a coal fired boiler, comparison with its design value and enlists some of the factors that affect the performance of a boiler. This study will helpto increase overall boiler efficiency and as a result, annual monetary savings of the thermal power plant. The aim of monitoring boiler performance is to control the heat rate of plant and suggest our solution on the remidies found in power plant. This paper deals with determination of study of Boiler and find out the remidies 210 MW unit in Khaperkheda, Nagpur India.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I10814
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2017
Page(s): 1790-1793

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