IJMTES – ANOMALY DETECTION IN THERMAL POWER PLANT

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Paper Title : ANOMALY DETECTION IN THERMAL POWER PLANT 

Author’s Name : Gnanaprakash L  unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 10 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 85-89

Abstract – Coal fired thermal power plants use coal as fuel for efficient working of the plant. Thermal plant working depends on burning coal particles that are passed through the conveyor belt and powdered through pulverization process. When powdered coal is passed into the boiler along with hot air, combustion process takes place. Combustion of coal emits carbon monoxide as an expulsion. This emission of carbon monoxide is due to the improper burning of coal. Carbon monoxide (CO) thus emitted due to combustion is then made to flow through the chimney. This chimney passes CO into the environment, which causes air pollution. In order to prevent air pollution, it is said that the amount of CO emitted due to combustion must be reduced before it reaches the chimney. The remaining gases that are emitted by the chimney are then processed with the catalytic combustion reactions in order to prevent pollution into the environment. It is important that the amount of hot air passed should also be controlled in order to maintain the plant efficiency. Systematic monitoring and controlling of the exhaust gases is done using LabVIEW and its corresponding hardware implementation is done using Proteus software.   

Keywords— Coal Flow, Air Flow, Thermal Plant, Anomaly, Monitor, Control

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