Code No: 62235/MT
M.Tech. \u2013 II Semester Regular Examinations, September, 2008
THERMAL POWER PLANTS
(Power Engineering & Energy Systems)
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks
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1.a) Draw a neat diagram of multi-retort underfeed stoker and explain its
working. Discuss its merits over other types of stokers.
Draw a line diagram of pneumatic ash handling system and explain
the difficulties encountered in its design and operation. When this
system is preferred over other system?
2.a) What factors are mainly considered in the design of a boiler used in
power plant? Discuss the significance of each with details.
b) Sketch different types of air heaters mention their field of application
and discuss their relative merits and demerits.
3.a) List out the causes of losses in system turbines mention the
preventive measures to be taken to reduce them
b) In a reaction stage of steam turbine the nozzle angle is 200 and the
absolute velocity of steam at inlet to the moving blades is 240 m/s.
The blade velocity is 210 m/s. If the balding is designed for 50%
the blade height at inlet and exit
the enthalpy drop per kg of steam in the moving blades and
in the complete stage
the diagram power for a stream flow of 1kg/s and
the diagram efficiency.
4.a) Discuss the part load behavior of combined cycle plant and compare
with conventional gas turbine plants of the same capacity.
b) What is PFBC combined cycle? Explain its operation with a line