1st Edition

Industrial Boilers and Heat Recovery Steam Generators Design, Applications, and Calculations

By V. Ganapathy Copyright 2002
    648 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Filled with over 225 boiler/HRSG operation and design problems, this book covers steam generators and related systems used in process plants, refineries, chemical plants, electrical utilities, and other industrial settings. Emphasizing the thermal engineering aspects, the author provides information on the design and performance of steam generators and heat recovery boilers. He helps those involved in development understand which questions to ask when selecting a steam generator for their project. The book includes many easy to use calculations and effectively explains the theory behind the design and performance of all types of boilers, superheaters and economizers including specialty boilers.

    Preface, 1. Steam and Power Systems, 2. Heat Recovert Boilers, 3. Steam Generators, 4. Emission Control in Boilers and HRSGs, 5. Emission Steam Plant Calculations, 6. Fuels, Combustion, and Efficiency of Boilers and Heaters, 7. Fluid Flow, Valve Sizing, and Pressure Drop Calculations, 8. Heat Transfer Equipment Design and Performance, 9. Fans, Pumps and Steam Turbines, Appendix 1: A Quiz on Boilers and HRSGs, Appendix 2: Conversion Factors, Appendix 3: Tables, Glossary, Bibliography, Index


    V. Ganapathy is a Heat Transfer Specialist at ABCO Industries, Abilene, Texas, where he is engaged in the engineering of steam generators and HRSGs. The author or coauthor of five books, including the Steam Plant Calculations Manual , Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, more than 250 professional publications and various contributions to the Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Technology (both titles, Marcel Dekker, Inc.), he received the B.Tech. degree (1969) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and the M.Sc. degree (1972) from Madras University, India.