Table of Contents
Journal of Thermodynamics
Volume 2014, Article ID 520183, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/520183
Research Article

Thermal Performance and Economic Analysis of 210 MWe Coal-Fired Power Plant

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, D.C.R University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, India
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, N.I.T Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

Received 19 September 2013; Revised 11 December 2013; Accepted 11 December 2013; Published 12 February 2014

Academic Editor: Mohammad Al-Nimr

Copyright © 2014 Ravinder Kumar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper presents the thermal and economic performance of a 210 MWe coal-fired power plant situated in North India. Analysis is used to predict coal consumption rate, overall thermal efficiency, mass flow rate of steam through boiler, and Net present value (NPV) of plant for given load. Thermodynamic analysis was carried out using mass and energy equations followed by empirical correlations. Predicted mass flow rate of steam, coal consumption rate, and thermal efficiency give fair agreement with plant operating data. The economic analysis includes operational activities such as equipment cost, fuel cost, operations and maintenance cost, revenue, and plant net present value. From economic point of view, the effect of condensate extraction pump redundancy on net present value is observed to be sensitive than boiler feed pump redundancy.