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Thermodynamics Analysis of Natural Gas Fuel Based Furnace/Boiler Integrated with Steam Power Plant: A Theoretical Approach

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Chemical Engineering, NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research Faisalabad, PAKISTAN
  • 2 Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, PAKISTAN

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (12), Pages 20-24, December,18 (2015)


Energy and Environment both is the core for human comfort and global survival now days. Thermodynamic Analysis of Furnace/Boiler coupled with a steam power plant has been carried out in order to evaluate its performance and irreversibilitys by using the generalized mathematical formulation. This paper represents a detailed energy study and thermodynamic analysis for the calculation of ideal work of the whole plant while the work lost in Furnace/Boiler coupled with steam power plant. For this purpose an experiment is carried out in a miniature steam power plant using Methane and 30% Air in excess as a fuel of furnace the hot flue gases are used for steam generation which is further used to operate the steam power plant. After collecting useful data and by applying generalized mathematical formulation our results shows that ideal work of whole plant is (-266.75810kW) while the work lost in Furnace/Boiler is (169.38710kW) so the Furnace/Boiler efficiency is (63.50 %).


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