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Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement
  • Author : John E Oakey
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 September 2011
  • ISBN : 0857093800
  • Pages : 704 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
GET THIS BOOKPower Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

Summary:
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


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


Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Optimum Nuclear Power Plant Life Management (PLiM)

Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Optimum Nuclear Power Plant Life Management (PLiM)
  • Author : Gennadij V Arkadov,Alexander F Getman,Andrei N Rodionov
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 27 September 2012
GET THIS BOOKProbabilistic Safety Assessment for Optimum Nuclear Power Plant Life Management (PLiM)

Probabilistic safety assessment methods are used to calculate nuclear power plant durability and resource lifetime. Successful calculation of the reliability and ageing of components is critical for forecasting safety and directing preventative maintenance, and Probabilistic safety assessment for optimum nuclear power plant life management provides a comprehensive review of the theory and application of these methods. Part one reviews probabilistic methods for predicting the reliability of equipment. Following an introduction to key terminology, concepts and definitions, formal-statistical and various physico–


Structural Alloys for Power Plants

Structural Alloys for Power Plants
  • Author : A. Shirzadi,S. Jackson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 July 2014
GET THIS BOOKStructural Alloys for Power Plants

Current fleets of conventional and nuclear power plants face increasing hostile environmental conditions due to increasingly high temperature operation for improved capacity and efficiency, and the need for long term service. Additional challenges are presented by the requirement to cycle plants to meet peak-load operation. This book presents a comprehensive review of structural materials in conventional and nuclear energy applications. Opening chapters address operational challenges and structural alloy requirements in different types of power plants. The following sections review power


Coal Power Plant Materials and Life Assessment

Coal Power Plant Materials and Life Assessment
  • Author : A. Shibli
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 24 July 2014
GET THIS BOOKCoal Power Plant Materials and Life Assessment

Due to their continuing role in electricity generation, it is important that coal power plants operate as efficiently and cleanly as possible. Coal Power Plant Materials and Life Assessment reviews the materials used in coal plants, and how they can be assessed and managed to optimize plant operation. Part I considers the structural alloys used in coal plants. Part II then reviews performance modelling and life assessment techniques, explains the inspection and life-management approaches that can be adopted to optimize


Guidance for Optimizing Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance Programmes

Guidance for Optimizing Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance Programmes
  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 01 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKGuidance for Optimizing Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance Programmes

The objective of the project on Optimization of Nuclear Power Plant Overall Performance within the IAEA's subprogramme of Nuclear Power Planning, Implementation and Performance is to systematically improve the overall performance and compeititiveness of nuclear power plants (NPPs) with due regard to safety through the application of technological and engineering best practices, including quality assurance/quality management, and the utilization of relevant databases. As an integrated part of this project, the Technical Working Group on Life Management of NPPs deals





Plant Life Management for Long Term Operation of Light Water Reactors

Plant Life Management for Long Term Operation of Light Water Reactors
  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : IAEA
  • Release : 01 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKPlant Life Management for Long Term Operation of Light Water Reactors

This report explains the general approach to plant life management (PLiM), shows and defines the relationship between nuclear power plant maintenance and PLiM, assembles a list of good practices and formulates guidelines for ageing management of critical structures, systems and components. Additionally, the issues of PLiM for long term operation are discussed in terms of human, technological, economic and regulatory aspects, as well as the importance of the exchange of information regarding lessons learned. PLiM is not only a technical


Nuclear Power Plant Life Management Processes

Nuclear Power Plant Life Management Processes
  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : IAEA
  • Release : 01 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKNuclear Power Plant Life Management Processes

This publication provides an overview of the various plant life management (PLiM) methodologies, technologies and processes to ensure long term operation of heavy water reactors (HWRs). Implementation of a systematic and comprehensive PLiM programme, such as that outlined in the publication, goes a long way towards meeting the overall goal of HWR owners and operators to successfully achieve design life and continued operation. Included in this publication are technical aspects of HWR PLiM, component specific technology considerations for condition assessment,