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1st Edition

Boilers for Power and Process

ISBN 9781420075366
Published April 23, 2009 by CRC Press
811 Pages 488 B/W Illustrations

USD $200.00

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Book Description

Boiler professionals require a strong command of both the theoretical and practical facets of water tube-boiler technology. From state-of-the-art boiler construction to mechanics of firing techniques, Boilers for Power and Process augments seasoned engineers’ already-solid grasp of boiler fundamentals. A practical explanation of theory, it delivers a balanced analysis of the conceptual and functional aspects of boiler design and evolution. Project managers, consultants, and graduate students will also benefit from this handy desk book, which:

-          Describes boiler theory

-          Elaborates on the parts and sub-assemblies of the boiler and its essential auxiliaries

-          Explains firing systems, including FBC and HRSG

Insights from a Professional with Decades of Experience

Take advantage of the author’s rare techno-commercial perspective and decades of hands-on international experience with industrial and utility boiler systems. Boilers for Power and Process builds on fundamentals – heat transfer, fluid flow, combustion, and fuels – using hundreds of illustrations and tables, a glossary of key terms, and appendices outlining essential calculations required for common processes.

Ruthless Optimization Leads to Evolution

Examining the latest breakthroughs in boiler technology, this reference details the evolution and what the author calls “ruthless” optimization of firing systems and boilers in the last 150 years. It explains why only the most fuel-flexible, dynamically responsive, best-constructed boilers are used today. This company-neutral text discusses competing designs and why different systems are particularly useful and cost-effective for certain business sectors and global regions.

Succinct and easy to navigate, this text illustrates the practical business value and applications of different boilers, distilling the essential information, creating a must-have reference for an intimate understanding of boiler technology.

Table of Contents

Section I: Boiler Fundamentals
Boiler Basics
Classification of Boilers
Boiler Specifications
Scope of Boiler Plant
Heat Balance for Boiler Efficiency
Performance Testing of Boilers 
Boiler Evaluation
Boiler Design for Optimum Performance
Designing Boiler Codes
Capturing the Basic Design Data
Heat and Flow
Steam and Water Properties 
Heat Transfer 
Fluid Flow
Utilization of Steam
Fuels and Ash
Solid Fuels
Liquid Fuels 
Gaseous Fuels
Water Conditioning  
Water and Boiler 
Deaeration and Oxygen Scavenging 
Water and Steam Conditioning 
Boiler Materials  
Boiler Parts 
Boiler Steels 
Structural Steels 
Fundamentals of Metallurgy 
Properties of Steel in Brief 
Wear-Resistant Refractory Ceramic Materials
Section II: Boilers Parts and Auxiliaries
Heating Surfaces  
Evaporator Surfaces 
Superheater and Reheater
Back-End Equipment 
Fabricated Parts  
Unheated Pressure Parts 
Draft Plant Items 
Boiler Auxiliaries  
Dust-Collecting Equipment
Mechanical-Dust Collectors
Dry Electrostatic Precipitator
Fabric Filters
Wet Scrubbers 
Valves and Mountings
Soot Blowers 
Water-Level Indicators
Section III: Boilers and Firing
Industrial and Utility Boilers  
Water Tube Boilers for Industry and Power 
Industrial Boilers 
Utility Boilers 
Burner Firing
Oil and Gas Firing
Burners and Combustion
Duct Burners
Burner Management and Safety System
Oil- and Gas-Fired Boilers
Stoker Firing
Mechanical Stokers 
Mass Burning
Spreader Burning 
Stoker-Fired Boilers 
Fluidized Bed Combustion  
An Overview of Fluidized Bed Combustion 
Fluidized Bed Combustion Fundamentals 
Fluidized Bed Combustion Process—Pros and Cons 
Bubbling Fluidized Bed Combustion
Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion
Utility Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion
Range Boilers 
Ignifluid Boilers 
Pulverized Fuel Firing  
An Overview of Pulverized Fuel Firing 
Types of Firing
Milling Plant 
Pulverized Fuel Boilers 
Waste Gas Firing (Heat Recovery Steam Generators)
Waste Heat Boilers
Gas Turbines
Heat Recovery Steam Generators 

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