Energetic Analysis of Two Thermal Power Plants with Six and Seven Heaters


An energetic analysis of two power plants with six and seven heaters was realized in this work and also a feedwater heater was taking into consideration. This analysis considered the temperature and pressure ranges under which power generating plants work. The unit thermal consumption (UTC), the specific fuel consumption (SFC) and the specific steam consumption (SSC) were obtained for power generation. The energetic analysis to the cycles of steam with regeneration with six and seven heaters was realized. There was a difference of 0.5% in the values of UTC, SFC and SSC when the pressures of condensation changed. Also an analysis of the behavior of the thermal efficiency in relation to the rise of numbers of heater from two to seven is presented.

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M. Toledo, J. Abugaber, R. Lugo, M. Salazar, A. Rodríguez and A. Rueda, "Energetic Analysis of Two Thermal Power Plants with Six and Seven Heaters," Open Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2014, pp. 6-12. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2014.41002.

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