Boiler in a power plant has two functions. The Combustion system converts energy in coal to Heat. Water and steam system converts the heat to steam at high pressures and temperatures. This series explains the working of the boiler in modern power plant.
A pulverized coal-fired boiler is an industrial or utility boiler that generates thermal energy by burning pulverized coal (also known as powdered coal or coal dust since it is as fine as face powder in cosmetic makeup) that is blown into the firebox.
A boiler or Steam Generator (prime mover) is an integral device in a fossil fuel power plant used to produce steam by applying heat energy to water. A boiler incorporates a furnace in order to burn the fossil fuel (coal, gas, waste etc.) and generate heat which is transferred to water to make steam.
A Thermal Power Plant converts the heat energy of coal into electrical energy. Coal is burnt in a boiler which converts water into steam. The expansion of steam in turbine produces mechanical power which drives the alternator coupled to the turbine. Thermal Power Plants contribute maximum to the generation of Power for any country .
Boilers burn coal to produce steam. Burning coal involves fuel preparation, providing the necessary combustion air and removal of the flue gases and ash. What are the main elements of the Combustion system in a large power plant boiler?
A boiler or steam generator is a device used to create steam by applying heat energy to water.Although the definitions are somewhat flexible, it can be said that older steam generators were commonly termed boilers and worked at low to medium pressure (7-2,000 kPa or 1-290 psi) but, at pressures above this, it is more usual to speak of a steam generator.
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Power Plant EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) is the "design, procurement and construction" mode. Design includes not only the specific design work, but also the overall planning of the entire construction project and the implementation of management planning.
Coal-fired plants produce electricity by burning coal in a boiler to produce steam. The steam produced, under tremendous pressure, flows into a turbine, which spins a generator to create electricity. The steam is then cooled, condensed back into water and returned to the boiler to start the process over.