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The excellent properties of water as a moderator and coolant make the Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) a natural choice for power reactors. The most important limitation ..
The gas turbine power plant is also called a combustion turbine power plant. The gas turbine is a type of continuous combustion, an internal combustion engine. There ..
Losses in steam turbines can be mainly classified into two types. They are: Internal losses (which occur within the flow of Steam) and External losses (which occur ..
A nuclear power plant is a thermal power station that generates electricity using heat from nuclear reactions. Nuclear reactions take place within a nuclear ..
A schematic diagram of a steam power plant is shown in figure 1. In a simple steam power plant, at the top of the boiler high-pressure superheated steam leaves the steam ..
The sources of air in the condenser are due to the following: Leakage through packing glands and joints. Leakage through condenser accessories, such as atmospheric ..
In surface condensers there is no direct contact between the steam, cooling water and the condensate can be reused in the boiler: In such condenser even impure water ..
A boiler is called a high-pressure boiler when it operates with a steam pressure above 80 bars. The high-pressure boilers are widely used for power generation ..
Merits of Water Tube Boiler over Fire Tube Boiler: Generation of steam is much quicker due to the small ratio of water content to steam content. This also helps ..
Now, it is known fact that when the gas velocity exceeds the sound-velocity, the heat is transferred from the gas at a much higher rate than rates achieved with ..
Comparison between Fire Tube and Water Tube Boiler can be done in 14 aspects. Those aspects are operating pressure, passage of material type in tubes, rate of steam ..
Water contains a certain percentage of dissolved solids. The percentage of impurities found in boiler water depends on the untreated feed water quality, the treatment ..
Peat coal, lignite coal, Sub-Bituminous coal, Bituminous coal, Semi-Bituminous coal, Semi-Anthracite coal, Anthracite coal and Super Anthracite coal are the different ..
A good boiler should have the following characteristics: The boiler should have maximum steam generation rate with minimum fuel consumption. It can be started or stopped ..