Performance of Coal Based Thermal Power Plant at Full Load and Part LoadsUmrao OP1*, Arvind Kumar2 and Saini VK1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Umrao OP
Department of Mechanical Engineering, IMS Engineering College
Ghaziabad, U.P. India
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Received date: December 31, 2016; Accepted date: February 02, 2017; Published date: February 13, 2017
Citation: Umrao OP, Kumar A, Saini VK (2017) Performance of Coal Based Thermal Power Plant at Full Load and Part Loads. Global J Technol Optim 8:205. doi: 10.4172/2229-8711.1000205
Copyright: © 2017 Umrao OP. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Power is the critical for the economy development of a country. As the economy grows, the need for more and more power is self-justified. New power installations are capital intensive, and hence, there is urgent need for optimal utilization of existing capacities by efficiently running of thermal power stations and saving energy used as fuel or auxiliary power for running the installations.
The present study aims at determining the actual performance of a coal based 210 MW power plant at full and part loads (210 MW and 195.86 MW). Design and actual performance values of boiler efficiency, specific fuel consumption, heat rate and overall efficiency are compared. During actual performance, although small deviations are observed from design values, they may result in substantial loss of revenue and excess operating expenditure. The possible reasons for deterioration are analysed and some possible remedies are suggested.