Thermal Analysis of Steam Power Plant of High Capacity
Ravinuthala Ajay Kumar1, Donepudi Jagadish2, Venkaiah Mandula3
1Ravinuthala Ajay Kumar*, PG Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Narasaraopeta Engineering College, Narasaraopet, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2Donepudi Jagadish, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Narasaraopeta Engineering College, Narasaraopet, Andhra Pradesh, India.
3Venkaiah Mandula, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Narasaraopeta Engineering College, Narasaraopet, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 22, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 10, 2020. | PP: 1313-1318 | Volume-9 Issue-5, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: E2850039520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.E2850.039520
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Abstract: Steam power plants are widely utilized throughout the world for electricity generation, and coal is often used to fuel these plants. To utilize coal more effectively and competently in electricity generation processes the energy optimization is required. Thus the thermal analyses of different components are performed to improve efficiency and performance. Present work deals with the thermal analysis of 600 MW steam power plant. The energy efficiency of boiler, turbine and condenser are found to be 63.05, 48.25 and 92.67 respectively. Similarly the respective exergy efficiencies are 52.69, 88.25 and 18.5 for boiler, turbine and condenser. The results indicate the exergy reduction of steam is high in condenser showing low efficiency. The energy loss of steam in the condenser can be compensated by adopting binary power generation cycles.
Keywords: Energy Efficiency, Exergy Efficiency, Exergy Destruction, Energy Loss.
Scope of the Article: Energy Efficient Building Technology