Efficient Boiler Operations Sourcebook / Edition 3

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Now you can use the answerbook that has helped thousands of companies slash their operating costs by eliminating wasteful inefficiencies in their boiler plants. The fully illustrated text brings you testing and flame evaluation techniques, steps for improving control of excess air flow, easy-to-follow boiler efficiency calculation methods, guidelines for optimizing boiler maintenance procedures, and a wealth of other useful details for improving combustion efficiency. The expanded and updated fourth edition includes chapters covering tuning of industrial boilers, as well as current approaches for NO[subscript x] control. Also covered are techniques for improving steam distribution system efficiencies, strategies for reducing waste heat energy losses in stack gasses and expelled waste water, and an examination of specific boiler characteristics and components, including fuel types, firing methods and steam demands. Loaded with time-saving checklists, illustrations and case histories, this book will provide an invaluable resource for anyone involved in efforts to cut fuel consumption and improve steam generation system productivity.
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An application-oriented reference to help operators and supervisors improve boiler efficiencies in their plants. Among the topics are establishing realistic efficiency goals, locating and eliminating the sources of inefficiency, quantitative measuring and testing, maintenance and tune-up, and the applications and costs of auxiliary equipment to boost efficiency. No bibliography. The dates of earlier editions are not mentioned. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132451840
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 6/1/1991
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 276

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Boiler Combustion Fundamentals 1
Ch. 2 Boiler Efficiency Goals 20
Ch. 3 Major Factors Controlling Boiler Efficiency 29
Ch. 4 Boiler Efficiency Calculations 45
Ch. 5 Heat Loss Graphical Solutions 55
Ch. 6 Preparation for Boiler Testing 67
Ch. 7 An Update and Overview of Flue Gas Measurement 73
Ch. 8 Boiler Test Procedures 87
Ch. 9 Efficiency-Related Boiler Maintenance Procedures 93
Ch. 10 Boiler Tune-Up 105
Ch. 11 Boiler Operational Modifications 113
Ch. 12 Effect of Water Side and Gas Side Scale Deposits 117
Ch. 13 Load Management 121
Ch. 14 Auxiliary Equipment to Increase Boiler Efficiency - Air Preheaters and Economizers 125
Ch. 15 Other Types of Auxiliary Equipment 143
Ch. 16 Combustion Control Systems and Instrumentation 165
Ch. 17 Boiler O[subscript 2] Trim Controls 175
Ch. 18 Stem Distribution System Efficiencies 187
Ch. 19 Should You Purchase a New Boiler? 195
Ch. 20 Financial Evaluation Procedures 199
Ch. 21 A Comprehensive "Boiler Tune-Up" (BTU) Program 207
Ch. 22 Case Studies 229
Ch. 23 Tuning Large Industrial Boilers 251
Ch. 24 Large Industrial Boiler NO[subscript x] Control 275
Appendix A Combustion-Generated Air Pollutants 293
Appendix B Conversion Factors 301
Index 305
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