Steam Generators and Waste Heat Boilers: For Process and Plant Engineers

V. Ganapathy

October 10, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 539 Pages - 233 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482247121 - CAT# K23620
Series: Mechanical Engineering

USD$229.95

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Features

    • Includes tools that provide plant engineers with the wherewithal to evaluate boiler designs or see impact of boiler modifications on its thermal performance without help from boiler suppliers
    • Discusses recent developments in boiler technology, novel design ideas to improve boiler efficiency, and lowering operating costs
    • Uses SI units used throughout the book, and where appropriate, British units are shown in parentheses
    • Works out process calculations in a detailed fashion so that computer code may be easily developed, and thermal-performance-related boiler problems can be identified and solved by plant engineers

    Summary

    Incorporates Worked-Out Real-World Problems

    Steam Generators and Waste Heat Boilers: For Process and Plant Engineers focuses on the thermal design and performance aspects of steam generators, HRSGs and fire tube, water tube waste heat boilers including air heaters, and condensing economizers. Over 120 real-life problems are fully worked out which will help plant engineers in evaluating new boilers or making modifications to existing boiler components without assistance from boiler suppliers. The book examines recent trends and developments in boiler design and technology and presents novel ideas for improving boiler efficiency and lowering gas pressure drop. It helps plant engineers understand and evaluate the performance of steam generators and waste heat boilers at any load.

    Learn How to Independently Evaluate the Thermal Performance of Boilers and Their Components

    This book begins with basic combustion and boiler efficiency calculations. It then moves on to estimation of furnace exit gas temperature (FEGT), furnace duty, view factors, heat flux, and boiler circulation calculations. It also describes trends in large steam generator designs such as multiple-module; elevated drum design types of boilers such as D, O, and A; and forced circulation steam generators. It illustrates various options to improve boiler efficiency and lower operating costs. The author addresses the importance of flue gas analysis, fire tube versus water tube boilers used in chemical plants, and refineries. In addition, he describes cogeneration systems; heat recovery in sulfur plants, hydrogen plants, and cement plants; and the effect of fouling factor on performance. The book also explains HRSG simulation process and illustrates calculations for complete performance evaluation of boilers and their components.

    • Helps plant engineers make independent evaluations of thermal performance of boilers before purchasing them
    • Provides numerous examples on boiler thermal performance calculations that help plant engineers develop programming codes with ease
    • Follows the metric and SI system, and British units are shown in parentheses wherever possible
    • Includes calculation procedures for the basic sizing and performance evaluation of a complete steam generator or waste heat boiler system and their components with appendices outlining simplified procedures for estimation of heat transfer coefficients

    Steam Generators and Waste Heat Boilers: For Process and Plant Engineers serves as a source book for plant engineers, consultants, and boiler designers.

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