Operation and Maintenance of Thermal Power Stations: Best Practices and Health Monitoring

Operation and Maintenance of Thermal Power Stations: Best Practices and Health Monitoring

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788132238249
Publisher: Springer India
Publication date: 06/08/2018
Series: Energy Systems in Electrical Engineering
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 233
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pradip Chanda
, has more than 34 years of experience as a power plant professional in various capacities at the National Thermal Power Corporation
(NTPC), India. Starting his career as a commissioning engineer of 200 MW and
500 MW thermal sets, has given him exposure to the intricacies of behaviour of equipment and subsystems of thermal power plants. Working as a shift-charge engineer in a
1600 MW super thermal power station and heading the efficiency department of a thermal power station for more than nine years has enriched him with knowledge on operation and maintenance practices, different standards of efficiency and testing procedures. The journey carried him through corporate planning of NTPC
for 5 years along with a rich 7 years’ experience in the training and development wing of NTPC as a senior faculty member. Currently he is serving as
General Manager (HR) at an NTPC power station. Dr Chanda graduated as an Electrical
Engineer from the erstwhile Bengal Engineering College. He received his M.Tech and PhD degrees from IIT Delhi. He has published a number of research papers in various journals and conferences. His areas of research interest include mathematical modelling of physical systems, heat transfer and control system.

, M.Tech, Ph.D, is a mechanical Engineer from NIT Agartala with her graduate degrees from Jadavpur University. She has a unique combination of industrial and research/teaching experience of more than 20 years. Presently,
she is serving at the National Thermal Power Corporation as a senior manager.
Prior to that she was a visiting scientist in the Engineering Mechanics Unit,
JN Centre for Advanced Scientific research, Bangalore and Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering in Kalyani Government Engineering College, Kalyani,
West Bengal for a combined period of more than 15 years. Dr. Mukhopadhyay has already published a textbook on fluid mechanics and a large number of research publications.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter
2. Performance Parameters of Power Stations of Global/Indian Scenario.- Chapter
3. Residual Life Assessment.- Chapter 4. Coal Fired Unit- Operation Guidelines.-
Chapter 5. Managing Thermal Stress.- Chapter 6. Chemical Health of Thermal Power
Unit.- Chapter 7. Maintenance Practice.- Chapter 8. Outage Minimization.-
Chapter 9. Managing Efficiency.- Chapter 10. Best Practices.- Annexures: Important
Operation Guidelines/Operation Directives.

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