Due to their continuing role in electricity generation, it is important that coal power plants operate as efficiently and cleanly as possible. Coal Power Plant Materials and Life Assessment reviews the materials used in coal plants, and how they can be assessed and managed to optimize plant operation. Part I considers the structural alloys used in coal plants. Part II then reviews performance modelling and life assessment techniques, explains the inspection and life-management approaches that can be adopted to optimize long term plant operation, and considers the technical and economic issues involved in meeting variable energy demands.
- Summarizes key research on coal-fired power plant materials, their behavior under operational loads, and approaches to life assessment and defect management
- Details the range of structural alloys used in coal power plants, and the life assessment techniques applicable to defect-free components under operational loads
- Reviews the life assessment techniques applicable to components containing defects and the approaches that can be adopted to optimize plant operation and new plant and component design
1 Grade 91 heat resistant martensitic steel F. Abe, National Institute of Materials Science, Japan 2 Grade 92 creep-strength enhanced ferritic steel Y. Hasegawa, Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan and Tohoku University, Japan 3 T23 and T24
new generation low alloyed steels S. Paddea, European Technology Development (ETD) Ltd., UK, F. Masuyama, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan and A. Shibli, European Technology Development (ETD) Ltd., UK 4 Traditional low alloy steels in power plant design D. G. Robertson, European Technology Development (ETD) Ltd., UK 5 Creep strength of austenitic stainless steels for boiler applications R. Sandström, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 6 Nickel-base alloys for advanced power plant components P. J. Ennis, University of Leicester, UK
Part II Performance assessment of coal power plants
7 In-service loading data and life assessment procedures in coal power plants A. Tonti, INAIL, Italy 8 Residual life evaluation techniques, defect assessment procedures and monitoring in coal power plants A. Tonti, INAIL, Italy 9 Fracture mechanics and testing for crack initiation and growth assessment in coal power plants F. Mueller and M. Oechsner, IfW Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany 10 Risk-based inspection and life management in boilers in coal power plants J. W. H. Price, Monash University, Australia 11 Practical determination of probability of failure in risk-based inspection and life management of coal power plants A. Jovanovic, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies, Germany, P. Auerkari, VTT, Finland and J. M. Bareiss, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies, Germany 12 Preservation of power plants boilers/ HRSGs during short and long term shutdowns A. Shibli and D. G. Robertson, European Technology Development (ETD) Ltd., UK and W. Moore, ETD Consultant, UK 13 Damage to coal power plants due to cyclic operation A. Shibli, European Technology Development (ETD) Ltd., UK and J. Ford, ETD Consultant, UK 14 Cost modelling of coal power plant start-up in cyclical operation P. Keatley, University of Ulster, UK