Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook

Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook : A Guide to Thermal Power Plants

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The book discusses instrumentation and control in modern fossil fuel power plants, with an emphasis on selecting the most appropriate systems subject to constraints engineers have for their projects. It provides all the plant process and design details, including specification sheets and standards currently followed in the plant. Among the unique features of the book are the inclusion of control loop strategies and BMS/FSSS step by step logic, coverage of analytical instruments and technologies for pollution and energy savings, and coverage of the trends toward filed bus systems and integration of subsystems into one network with the help of embedded controllers and OPC interfaces. The book includes comprehensive listings of operating values and ranges of parameters for temperature, pressure, flow, level, etc of a typical 250/500 MW thermal power plant. Appropriate for project engineers as well as instrumentation/control engineers, the book also includes tables, charts, and figures from real-life projects around the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 942 pages
  • 226.06 x 279.4 x 48.26mm | 2,766.9g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 575 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128009403
  • 9780128009406
  • 1,764,296

Table of contents

Introduction and Basic Systems
Main Equipment
General Instrumentation
Special Instruments
Final Control Elements
Intelligent Control Systems
Boiler Control Systems
Turbogenerator Control Systems
Coordinated Control Systems
Balance of Plant Control Systems
Installation Practices
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About Ajay Debnath

Swapan Basu has over 35 years international experience in power, offshore & process plants Instrumentation & Control Engineering. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics &Telecommunication Engineering from B.E. College (Calcutta University), India and a Masters from BITS Pilani, India in Project Engineering. Since 1979 he has practiced Instrumentation & Controls mainly in Power, Cement and Offshore drilling plants. He has experience in design as well as commissioning engineering jobs for instrumentation. Basu is the author of Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook and currently leads a team of engineers at Systems and Control, Kolkata, India on various international projects. Ajay Kumar Debnath is Chief Executive, Systems and Controls, Control and Instrumentation Engineering and Consulting Kolkata, India. He has practiced both electrical and C&I system in power plants and textile and fertilizer plants. He has over 43 years of experience and has worked in India, France, and the United States in fossil fuel power plants from 30 MW up to 660 MW Supercritical Power Plants and co-generation as well as in combined cycle plants with gas, bagasse, and tar as fuel.
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