Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

Coal- and gas-based power plants currently supply the largest proportion of the world’s power generation capacity, and are required to operate to increasingly stringent environmental standards. Higher temperature combustion is therefore being adopted to improve plant efficiency and to maintain net power output given the energy penalty that integration of advanced emissions control systems cause. However, such operating regimes also serve to intensify degradation mechanisms within power plant systems, potentially affecting their reliability and lifespan. Power plant life management and performance improvement critically reviews the fundamental degradation mechanisms that affect conventional power plant systems and components, as well as examining the operation and maintenance approaches and advanced plant rejuvenation and retrofit options that the industry are applying to ensure overall plant performance improvement and life management. Part one initially reviews plant operation issues, including fuel flexibility, condition monitoring and performance assessment. Parts two, three and four focus on coal boiler plant, gas turbine plant, and steam boiler and turbine plant respectively, reviewing environmental degradation mechanisms affecting plant components and their mitigation via advances in materials selection and life management approaches, such as repair, refurbishment and upgrade. Finally, part five reviews issues relevant to the performance management and improvement of advanced heat exchangers and power plant welds. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Power plant life management and performance improvement is an essential reference for power plant operators, industrial engineers and metallurgists, and researchers interested in this important field. Provides an overview of the improvements to plant efficiency in coal- and gas-based power plants Critically reviews the fundamental degradation mechanisms that affect conventional power plant systems and components, noting mitigation routes alongside monitoring and assessment methods Addresses plant operation issues including fuel flexibility, condition monitoring and performance assessment

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  • Author : John E Oakey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 704 pages
  • ISBN : 0857093800
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Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement
  • Author : John E Oakey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 September 2011
GET THIS BOOKPower Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

Coal- and gas-based power plants currently supply the largest proportion of the world’s power generation capacity, and are required to operate to increasingly stringent environmental standards. Higher temperature combustion is therefore being adopted to improve plant efficiency and to maintain net power output given the energy penalty that integration of advanced emissions control systems cause. However, such operating regimes also serve to intensify degradation mechanisms within power plant systems, potentially affecting their reliability and lifespan. Power plant life management

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 27 September 2012
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 July 2014
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 24 July 2014
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 26 October 2010
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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 01 September 2016
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 19 March 2014
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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 28 November 2014
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 12 April 2012
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 31 August 2013
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 31 October 2013
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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 15 October 2016
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 31 August 2013
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 01 September 2014
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