EBOOK - Boilers for power and process (Kumar Rayaprolu)

This is a practical desk bookon water tube boilers for practicing engineersand a reference book for students of heat and power. It has been written by an experienced boiler professional with an all-round technocommercial background of nearly four decades. Let me hasten to dispel a possible interpretation of a “practical book” as a book dealing with only nuts and bolts. On the contrary, this book delves into the theoretical aspects required for a practicing boiler engineer. It tries to recapitulate and build on the forgotten fundamentals of a busy power engineer, providing a higher level of understanding and a wider exposure to various modern boiler and firing technologies.
This book, after providing a brief (but deep) theoretical background of scientific topics involved in boiler technology (namely, heat transfer, fluid flow, combustion, fuels, water, and materials) goes on to describe the different contemporary construction details and thereafter elaborates on the various industrial and utility boilers based on the different combustion systems. Profusely illustrated with design and practical data, it is positioned as a desk book for any boiler engineer, and is meant to be consulted every now and then. Reader friendliness is most essential for a technical book that covers a lot of ground.

There is a lot of design data provided in this book through charts, graphs, guidelines, and comparisons, which are needed by a reader. To make referencing easy, such data are collated and presented as lists of references and useful data in the front matter and appendices that definitely add to the utility of this book for beginners as well as the experienced.

1.1  Boiler Inputs and Outputs
1.2  Heat Recovery Steam Generator Inputs and Outputs
1.3  Heat Inputs, Outputs, and Loss
1.4  Unburnt Losses from Various Fuels in Different Firing Devices
1.5  Normally Accepted Figures for Unaccountable Losses, Manufacturers’ Margins, and Tolerances
1.6  Measurements and Tolerances for Heat Loss Method
1.7  Salient Points of Difference between PTC 4.1—1964 (1991) and PTC 4—1998 .....25
1.8  Differences in Measurements of Losses and Credits between PTC 4.1
and PTC 4
1.9  Tolerances for Direct Measurement of Parameters (PTC 4.4)
1.10  Sections of American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee 2007
1.11  National Fire Prevention Association Codes Relevant to Boilers
1.12  List of Performance Test Codes Relevant to Boilers
1.13  Allowable High-Temperature Stresses (ksig) for Select Pressure Part Materials
2.1  Distribution of Heat in Various Parts of a Boiler at Different Pressure Levels
2.2  k Values of Common Materials at Room Temperature
2.3  Range of k Values for Materials
2.5 Bend Factors
2.4  Equivalent Lengths for Restriction
2.6 Expansion
2.7  Percentage of Steam by Volume (SBV) at Various Pressures
2.8  Typical Circulation Ratios for Various Drum Pressures
2.9  Typical Minimum Water Velocities in Circulation
2.10  Typical Minimum Percent SWH versus Drum Pressure
2.11  Approximate Limits of Natural and Forced Circulation Boilers in Fixed Pressure Subcritical Operation
2.12  Heats of Combustion ofSelect Combustibles
2.13  Normal Excess Air Percent for Various Fuels at Full Load
2.14  Combustion Data on Weight Basis (kg/kg)
2.15  Combustion Data of Gases on m3/m3
2.16  Combustion Parameters for Solid Fuels
2.17  Air Requirement for Typical Fuel Oil and Natural Gas
3.1 Coal Classification
3.2  Approximate Ignition Temperatures for Various Combustibles
3.3  Typical As-Received Analysis of Coals from Various Countries
3.4  Typical As-Received Analysis of Lignites
3.5  Typical Properties of Peat
3.6  Typical Proximate Analysis on Dry Basis
3.7  Typical Ultimate Analysis on daf Basis
3.8  Coke from High- and Low-Temperature Carbonizations
3.9  Typical Proximate and Ultimate Analyses of Coke Breeze
3.10  Ultimate Analysis of Delayed and Fluid Cokes
3.11  Proximate and Ultimate Analyses of Bagasse on As Received and daf Bases
3.12  Properties of Bagasse .


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