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Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement by J Oakey

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Condition monitoring and assessment of power plant components

C. De Michelis, C. Rinaldi, C. Sampietri and R. Vario,     Independent Consultant, previously CESI, Italy; RSE, Italy; EXOVA, Italy; CESI, Italy

Abstract:

This chapter describes condition monitoring and assessment methods used in thermal power plants and provides additional diagnostic information, complementary to that provided by plant control systems. The chapter sections deal with the main power plant items: the boiler (B) and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), steam turbine (ST) and gas turbine (GT). For each item, the most relevant damage mechanisms are briefly mentioned and selected diagnostic methods, applicable to on-line monitoring or to maintenance inspections, are ...

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