Towards Improving Technical Performance of a 747 MW Thermal Power Plant

  • Muhammad Amir Raza Department of Electrical Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 75270, Sindh Pakistan.
  • Krishan Lal Khatri Department of Electrical Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 75270, Sindh Pakistan.
  • Sunila Akbar Department of Electronic Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 75270, Sindh Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Ibrar Ul Haque Department of Electrical Engineering, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
Keywords: Technicality, Profitability, Efficiency, Performance, Technical Audit.

Abstract

In this paper, performance evaluation and technical audit of a 747 MW thermal power plant consisting of three generating units is conducted. The factors influencing the performance of the plant have been identified and improvements in processes and mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and safety engineering are suggested. These improvements would result in better profitability, productivity, and performance. The paper further discusses technical issues and challenges and identifies key areas where improvements are possible. Future recommendation for the operation of the plant that would result in better throughput are also presented. The methodology of performance analysis presented in the paper will help improving operational efficiency of thermal power plants in developing countries.

Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Raza, M. A., Khatri, K. L., Akbar, S., & Haque, M. I. U. (2021). Towards Improving Technical Performance of a 747 MW Thermal Power Plant. Quaid-E-Awam University Research Journal of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah., 19(1), 104-111. https://doi.org/10.52584/QRJ.1901.15