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Mymensingh Power Station Rural Power Company Limited (RPCL)

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION Mymensingh Power Station Rural Power Company Limited (RPCL)

1.1 Rural Power Company Limited (RPCL):

Bangladesh is presently facing shortage of power and there are always load shading in some parts of the country. This is threatening to the agriculture, industry, commerce as well as the whole economy. Rural Power Company Limited is committed to reliable power generation for Rural Development and also to take part in social & economic development for rural people of the country.

Rural Power Company Limited (RPCL) is the first Independent Power Producer (IPP) of Bangladesh and the first non- BPDB (Bangladesh Power Development Board) entity to be licensed to take up power generation. Rural Power Company Limited is registered as a public limited company under company ACT 1913, was incorporated on 31st December, 1994 under the company laws to build, own and operate power generation projects with business philosophy and principles. The company was established as a Pilot Project of Private Power Generation as per ECNEC decision on 23rd November, 1994 to enhance the privatization in the Power sector of Bangladesh. RPCL has opened a new dimension of power generation in private sector of Bangladesh, because the 100% equity investment is mobilized locally. This is absolutely a National Company in the private sector. Currently RPCL is running the following projects:

Mymensingh Power Station (MPS); Capacity: 210 MW

Gazipur Dual Fuel Power Plant; Capacity 52 MW

RPCL Powergen. Limited at Kadda, Gazipur ; Capacity 150 MW

Raozan Dual Fuel Power Plant; Capacity 25 MW

1.2 Mymensingh Power Station at a glance:

MPS is one of the leading power plants of the country, securing the first position for the last three consecutive years. This is a 210 MW combined cycle power plant that has been developed to today’s stage through three phases. At Phase-I, it was a barge plant of 70 MW capacity (2x35 MW Gas turbine) commissioned in 1999. Constructed near Narayanganj, it was sailed to its present location on the river Brahmaputtra and was a floating giant. Hence the first phase infrastructure consists the facilities of maintaining the plant on water and keeping it floating. But in todays’

context the river water has significantly reduced and as a result the barge plant is now hard to be differentiated from a land one. In the year 2000, the Phase - II was commissioned with capacity of another 70 MW (2x35 MW Gas turbine). And to utilize the waste gas rather than to leave it to the atmosphere, a 70 MW steam turbine was commissioned in the year 2007.

Table.1 Phases of MPS


Commissioning year



Phase I


Gas Turbine

35 x 2 = 70 MW 35 x 2 = 70 MW 70 MW

Phase II


Gas Turbine

Phase III


Steam Turbine

1.2.1 Features of Plant Machinery Phase I & II:

Gas Turbine


Unit Step-Up Transformer

Substation & Switchgear

1.2.2 Special Features:

Type PG6551B & PG6561B (GE, France) Type T600C (ALSTOM, France) 35/50 MVA (Hundai, Korea) ABB, Sweden

Modern & Environment friendly technology.

Enclosed by acoustic walls to reduce noise.

Dry low NOx combustion system to reduce NOx.

Mark-V & Distributed Control System (DCS).

Plant design includes multiple layers of backup control levels to ensure high availability.

Plant Control is state of art with computerized generation control and a complete monitoring system of all significant data.

1.2.3 Features of Plant Machinery Phase III:

Steam Turbine


Unit Step-Up Transformer

Boiler (HRSG)

Air Cooled Condenser (ACC)

Water Treatment Unit (WTU)

1.2.4 Special Features:

Model NK 90/3.2 (Siemens, Germany)

Model TLRI 100/36 (Siemens, Germany)

70/100 MVA (Siemens, Germany)

Standard Fasel, Netherland.

Air flow capacity 82.5 Kg/s (Germany)

Capacity 11.5 m 3 /hr (Netherland)

Modern and Environment friendly technology.

Continuous Exhaust Monitoring System (CEMS).

PCS-7 Control System.

MIS (Maintenance Information System) Server.

CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System).

THOMS ( Thomassen Online Monitoring System) remote monitoring.

1.3 Plant Overview

MPS has installed capacity 210MW with four GT cycle (4X35MW) and one Steam Turbine of 75MW capacity. There are three phases in total. Phase I consists of 2X35MW Gas Turbine which was commissioned in November 1999. Phase II consists of 2X35MW Gas Turbine which was commissioned in November 2000 and Phase III consists of 1X70MW Steam Turbine which was commissioned in 2007.

The total cost for 3 phases is BDT 15078738882.00

At the top of the Organogram a Plant Manager takes the overall responsibilities of the Power Plant. He is the Head of HR, Administration Division and SSI Division. In Mymensingh Power Station (MPS) there is a Deputy Plant Manager who works under the Plant Manager. There are five Divisions under the Deputy Plant Manager. These are Operation, Mechanical Maintenance, Electrical, I & C Maintenance and Project Divisions. One Manager works under the Mechanical Maintenance Division who has huge responsibilities in the Power Plant which was shown in below.


Plant Manager

Organogram Plant Manager HR & Administration Division SSI division Deputy Plant Manager Store and Inventory Dept.

HR & Administration Division

SSI division

Plant Manager HR & Administration Division SSI division Deputy Plant Manager Store and Inventory Dept.  
Plant Manager HR & Administration Division SSI division Deputy Plant Manager Store and Inventory Dept.  

Deputy Plant Manager

Store and Inventory Dept.

SSI division Deputy Plant Manager Store and Inventory Dept.   Operation Division   Mechanical
Operation Division
Operation Division  
Operation Division  
Operation Division  
Operation Division  



I & C Maintenance









Office Assistant (1)

Manager (1)

  Division Office Assistant (1) Manager (1) Deputy Manager (1) - Phase I & II Assist.
  Division Office Assistant (1) Manager (1) Deputy Manager (1) - Phase I & II Assist.
  Division Office Assistant (1) Manager (1) Deputy Manager (1) - Phase I & II Assist.
  Division Office Assistant (1) Manager (1) Deputy Manager (1) - Phase I & II Assist.

Deputy Manager (1) - Phase I & II

(1) Manager (1) Deputy Manager (1) - Phase I & II Assist. Manager (1) Plant Engineer

Assist. Manager (1)

Deputy Manager (1) - Phase I & II Assist. Manager (1) Plant Engineer (2) Deputy Manager

Plant Engineer (2)

- Phase I & II Assist. Manager (1) Plant Engineer (2) Deputy Manager (1) Phase III

Deputy Manager (1) Phase III

Manager (1) Plant Engineer (2) Deputy Manager (1) Phase III Assist. Manager (3) Plant Engineer (4)

Assist. Manager (3)

(2) Deputy Manager (1) Phase III Assist. Manager (3) Plant Engineer (4) Senior Plant Tech. (1)

Plant Engineer (4)

Manager (1) Phase III Assist. Manager (3) Plant Engineer (4) Senior Plant Tech. (1) Plant technician

Senior Plant Tech. (1)

Manager (3) Plant Engineer (4) Senior Plant Tech. (1) Plant technician (2) and Assistant Technician (4)

Plant technician (2) and Assistant Technician (4)

Senior Plant Tech. (3)

technician (2) and Assistant Technician (4) Senior Plant Tech. (3) Plant technician (4) and Assistant Technician

Plant technician (4) and Assistant Technician (4)




Chapter 2 GAS TURBINE 5

A package power plant, as furnished for most installations, is comprised of the single shaft, simple cycle and heavy duty gas turbine unit driving a generator. Fuel and air are used by the gas turbine unit to produce the shaft horsepower necessary to drive certain accessories and ultimately the driven load generator.

The turbine unit is composed of a starting device, support systems, an axial flow compressor, combustion system components, a three stage turbine. Both compressor and turbine are directly connected with an in line single-shaft rotor supported by two pressure lubricated bearings. The inlet end of the rotor shaft is coupled to an accessory gear having integral shaft that drive the fuel pump, lubrication pump and other system components.

2.1 Functional Description of the turbine:

When the turbine starting system is actuated and the clutch is engaged, ambient air is drawn through the inlet plenum assembly, filtered, then compressed in the 17th stage, axial flow compressor. For pulsation protection during start-up, the 11th stage extraction valves are open and the variable inlet guide vanes are in the closed position. When the speed relay corresponding to 95 per cent speed actuates, the 11th stage extraction bleed valves close automatically and the variable inlet guide vane actuator energizes to open the inlet guide vanes (I.G.V.) to the normal turbine operating position. Compressed air from the compressor flows into the annular space surrounding the fourteen combustion chambers, from which it flows into the spaces between the outer combustion casings and the combustion liners. The fuel nozzles introduce the fuel into each of the fourteen combustion chambers where it mixes with the combustion air and is ignited by both (or one, which is sufficient) of the two spark plugs. At the instant one or both of the two spark plugs equipped combustion chambers is ignited, the remaining combustion chambers are also ignited by crossfire tubes that connect the reaction zones of the combustion chambers. After the turbine rotor approximates operating speed, combustion chamber pressure causes the spark plugs to retract to remove their electrodes from the hot flame zone. The hot gases from the combustion chambers expand into the fourteen separate transition pieces attached to the aft end of the combustion chamber liners and flow towards the three stage turbine section of the machine. Each stage consists of a row of fixed nozzles followed by a row of rotatable


turbine buckets. In each nozzle row, the kinetic energy of the jet is increased, with an associated pressure drop, and in each following row of moving buckets, a portion of the kinetic energy of the jet is absorbed as useful work on the turbine rotor. After passing through the 3rd stage buckets, the exhaust gases are directed into the exhaust hood and diffuser which contains a series of turning vanes to turn the gases from the axial direction to a radial direction, thereby minimizing exhaust hood losses. Then, the gases pass into the exhaust plenum. The resultant shaft rotation is used to turn the generator rotor, and drive certain accessories. By definition, the air inlet of the gas turbine is the forward end, while the exhaust end is the aft end. The forward and aft ends of each component are determined in like manner with respect to its orientation within the complete unit. The RIGHT and LEFT sides of the turbine or of a particular component are determined by standing forward and looking aft.

are determined by standing forward and looking aft. Fig.2.1 Gas Turbine Simple Cycle Diagram 2.2 Air

Fig.2.1 Gas Turbine Simple Cycle Diagram

2.2 Air Filter:

Numerous components in a gas turbine power plant affect fuel consumption and plant efficiency. Filters can have a direct, often significant effect on the efficiency of the turbine itself. A more efficient turbine can result in lower fuel usage and consequently lower fuel costs, as well as reduced carbon dioxide emissions. A filter acts as a selective barrier for combustion air. It allows air and dust particles of a certain size to pass through but stops the bigger dust particles. As filters become more efficient and less dust gets through, it is more difficult for air to penetrate the filter. This resistance to the air flow results in a pressure drop, which directly affects the performance of the turbine. The higher the pressure drop, the higher the fuel consumption for the same power output or the lower the power output for the same fuel consumption.





(a) (b) (c) Fig. 2.2 Conical cylindrical filter (a) one unit (b) assembly (c) pocket filter
(a) (b) (c) Fig. 2.2 Conical cylindrical filter (a) one unit (b) assembly (c) pocket filter

Fig. 2.2 Conical cylindrical filter (a) one unit (b) assembly (c) pocket filter

2.3 Compressor Section:

The axial-flow compressor section consists of the compressor rotor and the inclosing casing. Included within the compressor casing are the inlet guide vanes, the 17 stages of rotor and stator blading, and the exit guide vanes. In the compressor, air is confined to the space between the rotor and stator blading where it is compressed in stages by a series of alternate rotating (rotor) and stationary (stator) airfoil shaped blades. The rotor blades supply the force needed to compress the air in each stage and the stator blades guide the air so that it enters in the following rotor stage at the proper angle. The compressed air exits through the compressor discharge casing to the combustion chambers. Air is extracted from the compressor for turbine cooling, for bearing sealing, and during startup for pulsation control. Since minimum clearance between rotor and stator provides best performance in a compressor, parts have to be made and assembled very accurately.


2.3.1 Compressor Rotor: Fig. 2.3 Axial flow compressor The compressor rotor is an assembly of

2.3.1 Compressor Rotor:

Fig. 2.3 Axial flow compressor

The compressor rotor is an assembly of 15 individual wheels, two stub-shafts, each with an integral wheel, a speed ring, tie bolts, and the compressor rotor blades. Each wheel and the wheel portion of each stub-shaft has slots broached around its periphery. The rotor blades and spacers are inserted into these slots and are held in axial position by staking at each end of the slot. The wheels and stub-shafts are assembled to each other with matching rabbets for concentricity control and are held together with tie bolts. Selective positioning of the wheels is made during assembly to reduce balance correction. After assembly, the rotor is dynamically balanced to a fine limit.The forward stub-shaft is machined to provide the forward and aft thrust faces and the journal for the n° 1 bearing, as well as the sealing surfaces for the nø 1 bearing oil seals and the compressor low pressure air seals.

2.3.2 Compressor stator:

The stator (casing) area of the compressor section is composed of four major sections:

Inlet casing

Forward compressor casing

Aft compressor casing

These sections, in conjunction with the turbine shell and exhaust frame form the primary structure of the gas turbine. They support the rotor at the bearing points and constitute the outer wall of the


gas path annulus. The casing bore is maintained to close tolerances with respect to the rotor blade tips for maximum efficiency.

The inlet casing is located at the forward end of the gas turbine. Its prime function is to uniformly direct air into the compressor. The inlet casing also supports the n° 1 bearing housing, a separate casting that contains the n° 1 bearing. The n° 1 bearing housing is supported in the inlet casing on machined surfaces on either side of the inner bell mouth of the lower half casing. To maintain axial and radial alignment with the compressor rotor shaft, the bearing housing is shimmed, doweled and bolted in place at assembly.

The inner bell mouth is positioned to the outer bell mouth by eight airfoil-shaped radial struts that provide structural integrity for the inlet casing. The struts are cast into the bell mouth walls.

2.3.3 Variable inlet guide vanes:

Variable inlet guide vanes are located at the aft end of the inlet casing. The position of these vanes has an effect on the quantity of compressor air flow. Movement of these guide vanes is accomplished by the inlet guide vane control ring that turns individual pinion gears attached to the end of each vane. The control ring is positioned by a hydraulic actuator and linkage arm assembly.

positioned by a hydraulic actuator and linkage arm assembly. 2.3.4 Forward casing: Fig. 2.4 Inlet Guide

2.3.4 Forward casing:

Fig. 2.4 Inlet Guide Vane

The forward compressor casing contains the first four compressor stator stages. It also transfers the structural loads from the adjoining casing to the forward support which is bolted and doweled


to this compressor casing's forward flange. The forward compressor casing is equipped with two large integrally cast trunnions which are used to lift the gas turbine when it is separated from its base.

2.3.5 Aft casing:

The aft compressor casing contains the fifth through tenth compressor stages. Extraction ports in the casing permit removal of 5th and 11th stage compressor air. This air is used for cooling and sealing functions and is also used for starting and shutdown pulsation control.

2.3.6 Discharge casing:

The compressor discharge casing is the final portion of the compressor section. It is the longest single casting. It is situated at the midpoint between the forward and aft supports and is, in effect, the keystone of the gas turbine structure.

The functions of the compressor discharge casings are to contain the final seven compressor stages, to form both the inner and outer walls of the compressor diffuser and to join the compressor and turbine stators. They also provide support for n° 2 bearing, the forward end of the combustion wrapper, and the inner support of the first-stage turbine nozzle. The compressor discharge casing consists of two cylinders, one being a continuation of the compressor casings and the other being an inner cylinder that surrounds the compressor rotor. The two cylinders are concentrically positioned by twelve radial struts. These struts flair out to meet the larger diameter of the turbine shell, and are the primary load bearing members in this portion of the gas turbine stator. The supporting structure for bearing is contained within the inner cylinder. A diffuser is formed by the tapered annulus between the outer cylinder and inner cylinder of the discharge casing. The diffuser converts some of the compressor exit velocity into added pressure.

2.3.7 Blading :

The compressor rotor and stator blades are airfoil shaped and designed to compress air efficiently at high blade tip velocities. The blades are attached to their wheels by dovetails arrangements.


The dovetail is very precise in size and position so as to maintain each blade in the desired position and location on the wheel.

blade in the desired position and location on the wheel. Fig. 2.5 Schematic diagram of the

Fig. 2.5 Schematic diagram of the compressor section

The compressor stator blades are airfoil shaped and are mounted by similar dovetails into ring segments. The ring segments are inserted into circumferential grooves in the casing and are held in place with locking keys. The stator blades of the last nine stages and two exit guide vanes have a square base dovetail that are inserted directly into circumferential grooves in the casing. Locking keys also hold them in place.

2.4 The combustion system:

The combustion system is the reverse flow type which includes 10 combustion chambers having following components:


Flow sleeves,

Transition pieces

Cross fire tubes.

Flame detectors,

Hot gases, generated from burning fuel in the combustion chambers are used to drive the turbine. In the reverse flow system, high pressure air from the compressor discharge is directed around the liner wall and impinges against rings that are brazed to the liner wall. This air then flows right


toward the liner discharge end and forms a film of air that shields the liner wall from the combustion gases. Fuel is supplied to each combustion chamber through a nozzle. Combustion chambers are numbered counterclockwise when viewed looking down stream and starting from the top of the machine. The ten combustion chambers are interconnected by means of crossfire tubes. These tubes enable flame from fired chambers containing spark plugs to propagate to the unified chambers.

2.5 Turbine section:

The three stage turbine section is the area in which energy in the form of high energy, pressured gas produced by the compressor and combustion sections is converted to mechanical energy. Each turbine stage is comprised of a nozzle and the corresponding wheel with its buckets. Turbine section components include the turbine rotor, turbine shell, nozzle, shrouds, exhaust frame and exhaust diffuser.

2.5.1 Turbine Base:

The base upon which the gas turbine is mounted is a structural-steel fabrication of welded steel beams and plate. It forms a single platform which provides support upon which to mount the gas turbine. In addition, the base supports the gas turbine inlet and exhaust plenums. Lifting trunnions and supports are provided, two on each side of the base in line with the structural cross members of the base frame. Machined pads, three on each side of the bottom of the base, facilitate its mounting to the side foundation. Two machined pads, atop the base frame are provided for mounting the aft turbine support. The gas turbine is mounted to its base by vertical supports. The forward support is located at the lower half of the vertical flanges of the forward compressor casing, and the aft two support-legs are located on either side of the turbine exhaust frame.

The forward support is a flexible plate that is bolted and doweled to the turbine base, at the forward base cross frame beam, and bolted and doweled to the forward flanges of the forward compressor casing. The aft supports are leg-type supports, located one on each side of the turbine exhaust frame. Both vertical support legs rest on machined pads on the base and attach snugly to the turbine exhaust-frame-mounted support pads. The legs provide center-line support to supply casing alignment. Fabricated to the outer surface of each aft support leg is a water jacket. Cooling water is circulated through the jackets to minimize thermal expansion of the support legs and assist in


maintaining alignment between the turbine and the generator. The support legs maintain the axial and vertical positions of the turbine, while a key coupled with the turbine support legs maintains its lateral position.

the turbine support legs maintains its lateral position. Fig. 2.6 Gas turbine base 2.5.2 Turbine rotor:

Fig. 2.6 Gas turbine base

2.5.2 Turbine rotor:

The turbine rotor consists of the distance piece, first stage wheel, first and second stage spacer, second stage wheel, second and third stage spacer, third stage wheel and aft wheel shaft. It is mated to the compressor rotor by bolted flange connection of the compressor seventeenth stage wheel, thus connecting the distance piece to the wheel.

2.5.3 Buckets:

The turbine buckets increase in size from the first to the third stage. Because of the pressure reduction resulting from energy conversion in each stage, an increased annulus area is required to accommodate the gas flow; thus the increasing size of the buckets. The first stage buckets are the first rotating surfaces encountered by extremely hot gases leaving the first stage nozzle. Each first stage bucket contains a series of longitudinal air passages for bucket cooling. Air is introduced through four cooling holes in the bucket dovetail and it flows towards the bucket tip where it exits. The tips of these buckets are enclosed by a shroud which is a part of the tip seal. The shroud interlock from bucket to bucket to dampen vibration.


The three stage turbine buckets are attached to their wheels by straight, axial entry, multiple tang dovetails that fit into matching counts in the rims if the turbine wheels. The turbine rotor assembly is arranged so that the buckets can be replaced without unstacking the wheels, spacers and wheel shaft assemblies.

unstacking the wheels, spacers and wheel shaft assemblies. Fig. 2.7 Three stages of buckets 2.5.4 Turbine

Fig. 2.7 Three stages of buckets

2.5.4 Turbine stator:

The turbine shell and the exhaust frame complete the major portion of the gas turbine stator structure.

2.5.5 Turbine shell:

The turbine shell controls the axial and radial position of the shrouds and nozzles. Resultantly, it controls turbine clearances and the relative positions of the nozzles to the turbine buckets. This positioning is critical to the turbine performance.

Hot gases contained by the turbine shell are a source of heat flow into the shell. To control the shell diameter, it is important to reduce the heat flow into the shell by design and to cool it to limit its temperature. Heat flow limitations incorporate insulation, cooling and multilayered structures.

2.5.6 Turbine nozzles:


In the turbine section, there are threestages of stationary nozzles which direct the highvelocity flow of the expanded hot combustion gas against the turbine buckets, causing the rotor to rotate. Because of the high pressure drop across these nozzles, there are seals at both the inside diameters and the outside diameters to prevent loss of system energy by leakage. Since these nozzles operate in the hot combustion gas flow, they are subjected to thermal stresses in addition to gas pressure loadings.

First stage nozzle: The firststage nozzle receives the hot combustion gases from the combustion system via the transition pieces. The transition pieces are sealed to both the outer and inner sidewalls on the entrance side of the nozzle minimizing leakage of compressor discharge air into the nozzle. The 18 cast nozzle segments, each with two partitions (or airfoils) are contained by a horizontally split retaining ring which is center line supported to the turbine shell on lugs at the sides and guided by pins at the top and bottom vertical center lines. This permits radial growth of the retaining ring, resulting from changes in temperature while the ring remains centered in the shell. The aft outer diameter of the retaining ring is loaded against the forward face of the first stage turbine shroud and acts as the air seal to prevent leakage of compressor discharge air between the nozzle and shell. On the inner sidewall, the nozzle is sealed by U shaped seal segments installed between the nozzle and the first stage nozzle support ring bolted to the compressor discharge casing. The nozzle is prevented from moving forward by four lugs welded to the aft outside diameter of the retaining ring at 45 degrees from vertical and horizontal center lines. These lugs fit in a groove machined in the turbine shell just forward of the first stage shroud Thook. By removing the horizontal joint support block and the bottom center line guide pine, the lower half of the nozzle can be rolled out with the turbine rotor in place. The first stage nozzle partitions are internally cooled by compressor discharge air.

Second stage nozzle :

Combustion gas exiting from the first stage buckets is again expanded and redirected against the secondstage turbine buckets by the second stage nozzle. The second stage nozzle is made of 16 cast segments, each with three partitions (or airfoils). The male hooks on the entrance and exit sides of the sidewall fit into female grooves on the aft side of the first stage shrouds and on the forward side of the second stage shrouds to maintain the nozzle concentric with the turbine shell and rotor. This close fitting tongue and groove fit between nozzle and shrouds acts as an outside diameter air seal. The nozzle segments are held in a circumferential position by radial


pins from the shell into axial slots in the nozzle outer side-wall. The second stage nozzle partitions are cooled with compressor discharge air.

Thirdstage nozzle :

The thirdstage nozzle receives the hot gas as it leaves the second stage buckets, increases its velocity by pressure drop and directs this flow to impinge against the third stage buckets. The nozzle consists of 16 cast segments, each with four partitions (or airfoils). It is held at the outer sidewall forward and aft sides in grooves in the turbine shrouds in a manner identical to that used on the second stage nozzle. The third stage nozzle is circumferentially positioned by radial pins from the shell.

2.6 Gas fuel system:

Gas fuel is first cleaned by passing through a strainer as it comes from the supply piping, prior to flowing through the gas valve and into the gas manifold piping. The gas fuel is metered and controlled by the gas valve (gas stop/ratio and control valve) to supply the required flow to the gas turbine combustion system.

2.6.1 Gas strainer:

A gas strainer is installed upstream of the turbine base fuel inlet connection point, to facilitate site maintenance requirements. Connection of the fuel gas supply is made at the purchaser's connection in the supply line ahead of the gas strainer. Foreign particles that may be in the incoming fuel gas are removed by the strainer.

2.6.2 Gas stop/ratio and control valves:

The gas stop ratio and control valve consists of two independent valves (a stop ratio valve and a control valve) combined into one housing assembly. Both the gas stop ratio valve and the gas control valve are singleaction, electrohydraulic operated. The symbols of the corresponding hydraulic servo valves are respectively 90 SR and 65 GC in the piping diagrams.

The gas stop ratio valve is used to shut off fuel flow to the turbine whenever required. It also controls the pressure ahead of the fuel gas control valve. This enables the gas control valve to control fuel flow over


the wide range required under turbine starting and operating conditions. The fuel gas control valve is activated by a SPEEDTRONIC control signal to admit the proper amount of fuel required by the turbine for a given load or speed.The gas control valve part of the gas stop/ratio and control valve provides a gas fuel metering function to the turbine in accordance with its speed and load requirements. The position of the gas control valve (hence fuel gas flow to the turbine) is a linear function of a variable control voltage (FSR) generated by the SPEEDTRONIC control. The control voltage generated acts to shift the electrohydraulic servo valve to admit oil to or release it from the hydraulic cylinder to position the gas control valve so that the fuel gas flow is that which is required for a given turbine speed and a load situation.

The gas stop ratio valve is similar to the gas control valve. Its plug, however, has a steeper taper to provide the high gain necessary to maintain good pressure control. The ratio function of the stop ratio valve provides a regulated inlet pressure for the control valve as a function of turbine speed. The SPEEDTRONIC pressure control loop generates a position signal to position the stop ratio valve by means of a servo valve controlled hydraulic cylinder to provide required intervalve pressure.

The gas stop ratio valve functions in the fuel gas system to provide a positive fuel shutoff when required by either normal or emergency conditions. A gas fuel trip valve is operated by trip oil pressure acting on the piston end of a spool. When the trip oil pressure is normal the gas fuel trip valve VH 5 is held in a position that allows hydraulic oil to flow between the control servo valve and the hydraulic cylinder. In this position, normal control of the stop ratio valve is allowed. In event of a drop in trip oil pressure below a predetermined limit, a spring in the trip valve shifts the spool to interrupt the flow path of oil between the control servo valve and the hydraulic cylinder. Hydraulic oil is dumped and the stop ratio valve closes, shutting off fuel gas flow to the turbine.

2.6.3 The cooling and sealing air system:

Provides the necessary air flow from the gas turbine compressor to other parts of the gas turbine rotor and stator to cool these parts during normal operation. When the gas turbine is operating, air is extracted from the two stages of the axial flow compressor as well as from the compressor discharge. It is used to provide the following cooling and sealing functions:

Seal the turbine bearings.

Cool the internal parts.


Cool the turbine outer shell and exhaust frame.

Provide an operating air supply for the air-operated valves.

Compressor pulsation protection.

Provide pulse air to the self-cleaning inlet air filters.

Specially designed air passages are fabricated in the turbine casing, turbine nozzles and rotating wheels. Functional description Air extracted from the fifth stage and eleventh stage of the axial flow compressor and from the compressor discharge is used for sealing the bearings and cooling internal turbine parts. It is also used after filtration to provide a clean air supply for air-operated control valves of other systems. Bearing sealing air is extracted from the fifth and eleventh stage of the compressor. Internal cooling air, identified as sixteenth-stage extraction air, is extracted from the compressor discharge. It provides an internal flow of cooling air through the center of the turbine rotor. Air used as the operating air supply for the air-operated extraction valves is extracted from the discharge of the compressor. Besides, two motor driven centrifugal blowers mounted external to the turbine itself, supply cooling air for the turbine shell, then the exhaust frame and its support struts, and the aft side of the third stage turbine wheel.




Heat Recovery Steam Generator

Chapter 3 Heat Recovery Steam Generator 20

Heat recovery steam generator or HRSG is an energy recovery heat exchanger that recovers heat

from a hot gas stream. They can be operated in either Co-generation mode or the combined cycle

mode. In the Co-generation mode, steam produced from the HRGS is mainly used for process application, whereas in combined cycle mode, power is generated via steam generator. In the combined cycle mode, the efficiency of the combined gas turbine and HRSG system can reach 55%-60%. Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) boiler is very useful to improve efficiency of fuel that is used in gas turbine unit, which will further drive steam turbine unit.

turbine unit, which will further drive steam turbine unit. Fig.3.1 Exhaust gases from the gas turbine

Fig.3.1 Exhaust gases from the gas turbine passes through the HRGS to produce steam

Figure 3.1 shown above describes the basic process of steam and Power generation. The HRGS generates steam utilizing the energy in the exhaust from the gas turbine.

In a Combined Cycle power plant Gas turbine and Steam turbine is used for power production. Steam turbine uses steam to produce power. HRGS is the major parts of the steam system. It is

It produces steam that can be used to drive a steam turbine. The exhaust

gas temperature from a Gas Turbine is about 580 °C.

used to produce steam


3.1 Components of HRSG

The principal components if HRSG are:

Super Heater





3.1.1 Super heater

The super heater is one of HRSG components that serve to raise temperature of saturated steam to be superheated steam. It is the most important accessories of boiler that improves the thermal efficiency. Super heater is installed where temperature is higher, i.e. at the entrance of exhaust gases. Superheated steam when used to perform work by way of expansion in the turbine or steam engine will not condense, thus reducing the possibility of danger.

3.1.2 Evaporator

Evaporator is one of HRSG components which serve to convert water into saturated steam. The preheated water from the economizer is converted into steam by evaporator. Water/steam circulates from lower drum to steam drum. Evaporator will heat water that falls from steam drum which still in liquid phase to form the saturated steam so it can be forwarded to super heater.

3.1.3 Economizer

Economizer is one of HRSG components that consist of water pipes that are placed on the track of flue gases after evaporator pipes. Economizer pipes are made of steel or cast iron materials that are able to withstand high heat and pressure. Economizer serves to heat feed water before it enters the steam drum and evaporator. Furthermore the evaporation process can be easier by using high temperature flue gas of HRSG so increase the efficiency of HRSG because it can reduce heat loss in the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG). Water which enters the evaporator is at high temperature so evaporator pipes are not easily damaged due to difference in temperature is not too high.


3.1.4 Pre-heater

Pre-heater is one of HRSG components that serves as initial heater of water which is pumped from condenser before enter into feed water tanks. In the HRSG system, pre-heater serves to raise temperature before enter feed water tanks which later will be forwarded to economizer.



which later will be forwarded to economizer. (a)(a) (b) Fig. 3.2 (a) Super heater (b) Evaporator

Fig. 3.2 (a) Super heater (b) Evaporator (c) Economizer

3.2 Overview of HRSG unit


to economizer. (a)(a) (b) Fig. 3.2 (a) Super heater (b) Evaporator (c) Economizer 3.2 Overview of


The power plant has 4 heat recovery steam generator. Each Heat recovery steam generator produces two types of steam-high pressure steam and low pressure steam. High pressure steam

enters in one common header which is called high pressure line. Similarly Low pressure steam enters in one common header which is called Low pressure line. Adding Additional pressure level in the HRSG can increases the amount of heat that can be recovered from the exhaust gas. So, in order to extract more energy from exhaust gas, both HP and LP steam are produced. HRSG can be classified in many ways, such as exhaust gas flow, the number of pressure levels or whether the flue gases or water passes through the tube, etc. The HRGS used in this power plant is vertical and water tube and dual pressure boiler. The tubes contain water and are surrounded by the high temperature exhaust gases. The HRSG consists of 2 HP super heater, 2 HP Economizer, 1 HP Evaporator,1 LP superheater,1 LP Economizer and 1 Evaporator. There are 3 pumps used for supplying water to the Economizer. Among the three, 2 of them are always running. Another one

is kept standby. There are 3 types of tank named HP drum, LP drum and Feed water tank. Blow

down is done periodically by blow down vessel. Boiler blow down is water intentionally wasted from a boiler to avoid concentration of impurities during continuing evaporation of steam. The water is blown out of the boiler with some force by steam pressure within the boiler. Bottom blow

down used with early boilers caused abrupt downward adjustment of boiler water level and was customarily expelled downward to avoid the safety hazard of showering hot water on nearby individuals.

HRSG can supply steam at 520 degree Celsius. If by chance steam temperature rises above 520 degree Celsius water is sprayed in steam to reduce temperature. The water sprayed is supplied from Economizer. The material used for the heat recovery steam generator should be able to withstand high temperature and pressure. The material should have high strength. The feed water used in HRSG should be properly treated. Water treatment unit is used for these purposes. In this power plant there are a sophisticated, specialized water treatment unit which ensures better quality water supplied to the HRSG. This leads to increase in HRSG life.

A schematic diagram of HRSG has been shown in Figure 3.4 which has been obtained from mark5



Fig. 3.3 Schematic diagram Steam generation Fig. 3.4 Schematic diagram of HRSG 24 25

Fig. 3.3 Schematic diagram Steam generation

Fig. 3.3 Schematic diagram Steam generation Fig. 3.4 Schematic diagram of HRSG 24 25

Fig. 3.4 Schematic diagram of HRSG


3.3 Water Treatment Unit:

Cost competitive and environment friendly technology innovated and developed through continuous research to keep industry green and competitive. Excellence in technology and stringent quality control measures are the hallmarks in all projects undertaken by Waste Solutions Division. Waste solutions division takes on Retrofitting and Revamping orders to extend life of all aging plants. Besides it enhances the economic performance of all water & waste treatment plants. Chemically speaking water is H2O, the combination of two parts of Hydrogen to one part of Oxygen. Absolutely pure water is impossible to obtain in the nature. Pure water does not exist in nature due to its characteristic as solvent. Number of matters like gases, minerals and organic materials dissolve in the water easily. It picks up fine particles wherever it flows such as silt, sand, iron and organics etc. Biological growths like algae and bacteria take place in the water. Thus, water is usually contaminated with numerous dissolved and un-dissolved solids along with living matters. An effective Water Treatment Unit is provided in Mymensingh Power Station (MPS). The Whole Water Treatment Unit is divided into four categories as stated below:

Pre-Treatment System

Demineralization System

Chemical Storage and Neutralization

Waste water system.

3.3.1 Pre-Treatment System:

Raw water extracted from underground by the Deep Well Pump contains various types of minerals and salts of Ferrous, Calcium, Magnesium ions. The water is then passed through the Aeration Tank where oxidation of Fe, reduction of Ammonium Sulfate and removal of CO 2 take place from raw water. At the same time, Poly Aluminum Chloride (PAC) dosing is done for enlarging the foreign particles carried by the raw water. After PAC dosing the water is passed through the Multimedia Filter having a bed of three layers to remove the colloidal and suspended particles in water. The upper layer of the bed is Anthracite, middlesand and the lastgravel. After an approximate 12 hour running period, multimedia filter goes to backwash to improve


Deep Well Aeration PAC Multimedia NaOCl Filtered Water Tank Dosing Filter Dosing Water Tank Fig.
Deep Well
Water Tank
Fig. 3.5 Flow chart for water pre-treatment System


Anion Exchanger- 2

CO 2 degasify-1







Anion Exchanger- 2

CO 2


Cation Anion Exchanger- 2 CO 2 degasify-  



Ultra-filtration Rack-1 Ultra-filtrate Tank Ultra-filtration Rack-2 Mixed-bed Filter 1 & 2 Demi Water
Filter 1 & 2
Demi Water
Filter 1 & 2 Demi Water Condensate Tank Tank Boiler Filtered Tank Fig. 3.6 Flow chart
Filtered Tank

Fig. 3.6 Flow chart for demineralization system


Waste Coagulation Flocculation Lamella Filter Water Tank Tank Separator Press Environment pump Fig. 3.7 Flow
Fig. 3.7 Flow chart for waste water treatment system
pump Fig. 3.7 Flow chart for waste water treatment system Fig. 3.8 Multi media filter filtration

Fig. 3.8 Multi media filter

filtration process. NaOCI is dosed in water before entering into Filtered Water Tank against

microbiological growth. The flow chart for pretreatment is shown in Figure 3.5.

3.3.2 Demineralization System:

Demineralization or deionization is the process of removing mineral salts from water by using the

ion exchange process. With most natural water sources it is possible to use demineralization and

produce water of a higher quality than conventional distillation. Demineralization involves two

ion exchange reactions. Initially, the Cation such as calcium magnesium and sodium are removed

by Hydrogen ion (H + ). The salts thus converted into their respective acids by this exchange. The


acidic water is then passed through an Anion exchange where the anions such as sulfates chlorides

etc. are removed by Hydroxyl (OH - ) ions.

Demineralization system consists of Cation Exchanger (1 & 2), Anion Exchanger (1 & 2), CO 2

degasify (1 & 2), Intermediate Tank, Ultra filtration Rack (1 & 2) and Ultra-filtrate Tank. The pH

of filtrated water is about 7 (6.9 - 7.1) which is neutral. When this water passes through Cation

exchanger, Cations like Ca 2+ , Mg 2+ , Na + , K + , NH 4 + and traces of heavy metals are exchanged

through Cation resin decreasing the value of pH 4 5. When water passes through Anion

exchanger, Anions like SO 4 2- , NO 3 - , Cl - , PO 4 - and dissolved SiO 2 are exchanged through anion

resin and pH of water then becomes about 7. The conductivity and pH is continuously checked in

an automated system. Maximum allowable conductivity 1.20 µS/cm. Above this limit,

regeneration of resin have to operate. 20% H 2 SO 4 is used for Cation resin and 50% NaOH is used

for anion resin for regeneration. CO 2 degasify is used for removing carbon dioxide from the water

after being processed in Ion Exchanger. Then the water is collected in a tank named Intermediate

Tank. The most fantastic Water Treatment part of Mymensingh Power Station (MPS) is the

Ultrafiltration which is the process of separating colloidal silica from water coming from

intermediate tank by means of ultrafiltration membranes. After every 2 hour ultrafiltration rack

goes to backwash where 10 th backwash is caustic backwash. 50% NaOH use for caustic backwash.

After the treatment from the Ultrafiltration Tank the water is stored in Ultra filtrate Tank. Cation

and Anion resin remain in mixed condition in Mixed Bed Filter. The remaining ions that are not

separated by the previous processes are exchanged here from water coming from Ultra-filtrate

Tank. 20% H 2 SO 4 is used for Cation resin and 50% NaOH is used for anion resin for regeneration

of resin in the Mixed Bed Filter. Then Demi water whose pH is 7 is produced and stored in the

Condensate Tank.

3.3.3 Chemical Storage and Neutralization:

1. H 2 SO 4 98% Storage Tank: Store acid used for Regeneration of C/A L-1, C/A L-2, MBF-1 & MBF-2 and backwash of Aeration tower . 98 % H 2 SO 4 from storage tank and water from DI water tank are used to make concentration of 20% H 2 SO 4 for regeneration, which is stored in measuring tank.

2. NaOH 50% Storage Tank: Caustic storage for Regeneration of C/A L-1, C/A L-2 , MBF- 1 & MBF-2 and Backwash of Ultra filtration Rack-1&2 .

3. NaOH 50% Measuring Tank: Caustic storage from NaOH 50% storage tank for one regeneration.



Neutralization Tank: Collect regeneration waste water. Waste water is neutralized to a pH between 6 to 9 before discharging.

3.3.4 Waste Water Treatment:

Suspended particles cannot be removed completely by plain settling. Large, heavy particles settle

out readily, but smaller and lighter particles settle very slowly or in some cases do not settle at all.

Because of this, the sedimentation step is usually preceded by a chemical process known

as coagulation. Chemicals (coagulants) are added to the water to bring the non-settling particles

together into larger, heavier masses of solids. Aluminum Sulfate is the most common coagulant

used for water purification. Other chemicals, such as ferric sulfate or sodium aluminate, may also

be used. Coagulation is usually accomplished in two stages: rapid mixing and slow mixing. Rapid

mixing serves to disperse the coagulants evenly throughout the water and to ensure a complete

chemical reaction. Sometimes this is accomplished by adding the chemicals just before the pumps,

allowing the pump impellers to do the mixing. Usually, though, a small flash-mix tank provides

about one minute of detention time. After the flash mix, a longer period of gentle agitation is

needed to promote particle collisions. This gentle agitation, or slow mixing, is called flocculation

it is accomplished in a tank that provides at least a half hour of detention time. The flocculation

tank has wooden paddle-type mixers that slowly rotate on a horizontal motor-driven shaft. After

flocculation the water flows into the sedimentation tanks. Some small water-treatment plants

combine coagulation and sedimentation in a single prefabricated steel unit called a solids-contact



Waste Water Pit: Collect waste water from UF Backwash, ACC, MMF Backwash, MBF

Backwash and outside area.


Coagulation Tank: Collect water from waste water pit. It is an over flow tank.


Flocculation Tank: Collect water from coagulation tank. It is an over flow tank.


Lamella Separator: In lamella separator, separation and concentration of suspended matter

will take place to form sludge.


Filter Press Pump: Collect water from lamella separator and then pumped to filter press for

removing sludge.




Steam Turbine & Electricity distribution

Chapter 4 Steam Turbine & Electricity distribution 31

The turbine is a condensing turbine with normal main steam parameters, an inlet casing with an overall dimension of 90 and an exhaust steam casing with and overall dimension of 3.2 m 2 with axial exhaust flow.

The main steam expands in the turbine and flows axially into the condenser where it condenses. The turbine itself is a subcomponent of the overall turbine-generator unit, which includes other components such as oil supply unit, condensing plant, generator and the I&C system.

The Steam turbine consists of:

Steam Turbine

Basic turbine with inner casing


Stationary Blade Carrier

Shaft Glands

Bearing Support Systems

Control System


Positioning system for control and limitation

Protective and limiting devices

Oil supply system

Oil tank with oil tank heater

Oil pumps with three-phase a.c. motor

Emergency oil input, d.c. motor

Oil cooler with changeover value

Oil filter for lube and control oil

Lifting oil system with lift oil pump and lift oil filter

Oil purification system

Oil mist separator


Internal Steam Lines

Seal Steam pressure control

Gland steam desuperheater

Drain header with hotwell and condensate pump


Seal steam control system

Seal-steam condenser

Electric Turning gear

Safety valve , atmospheric exhaust

Casing heating system

Electrical and I&C system


Turbine I&C system

Generator Control circuit

Voltage regulator

Power supply system

Turbine sub-distribution system

24 V DC power supply

4.1 Operating principle

The steam passes through the main steam connection, the steam strainer and emergency stop valve before the servo valves into inlet part of the outer casing. After opening of the servo valves, the steam flows into the steam chamber, to pass through the jet groups into the expansion area of the turbine, by giving off its energy capacity and expanding up to the final pressure in the exhaust part. Function and key design considerations of some components of interest are as follows:


4.2 Steam Turbine Components

4.2.1 Turbine Casing:

The turbine casing acts as the outer shell for the steam space of the turbine and accommodates the internal steam flow components and turbine control system. The turbine casing is split horizontally and made of high-temperature cast steel.

4.2.2 Inner casing

Together with the main steam inlet, the inner casing forms the control stage and the integrated stationary blading for the first expansion space (EBI) of the turbine.

4.2.3 Sealing Shells

The sealing shells serve the purpose of sealing between the outer casing and rotor on the steam end. Besides sealing against internal excess pressures, the ingress of ambient air in the event of an internal partial vacuum must be reliably prevented. Depending on the arrangement of the sealing plates of the rotor and shell, the sealing shells form a contact-free labyrinth or "peak- peak" seal. The sealing shell is of great importance because it ensures the thermal efficiency of the steam turbine plants.

The sealing effect is based on the principle of conversion of pressure energy to velocity energy followed by eddying. The gap between rotary and static elements and the design as a labyrinth or peak-peak seal has a crucial influence on its effectiveness.

The steam passes through sealing shells that seal off against internal excess pressure from

the inside to the outside. Through the slits in the sealing shell body. leaking steam is

sucked out of the shell after the inner area. A small amount of steam passes through the

middle area into the subsequent collecting space and, from there, through the opening

in the top shell and the connected vapor line into the atmosphere.

Sealing shells that are intended to ensure a partial vacuum in the turbine casing must

prevent the ingress of ambient air into the casing. This is why sealing steam with a slight

excess pressure is passed through the slits in the sealing shell body. The sealing steam

splits into two portions. Corresponding to the larger pressure gradient. The main portion


flows towards the inside, while a lesser portion passes through the middle area into the steam collecting space and further through the vapor line into the atmosphere. If required, steaming of the sealing shell can be adjusted according to the quantity of emerging vapor steam.

4.2.4 Turbine rotor:

The thermal energy contained in the steam is converted into mechanical energy in the blading. The turbine rotor and its moving blades transfer this energy as rotational motion to the driven machine.

The basic structure of the turbine rotor is shown in Fig. 1. The number of blade stages shown may vary in the actual design. The actual turbine shaft comprises a monoblock forging. Steam flows from the inlet casing and across the control stage (7) and into the first HP nozzle group (6). From there the flow of steam is rerouted toward the second HP nozzle group (9) and to the LP nozzle group (10).

The individual regions are sealed against one another by the inner shaft glands (5) as labyrinth seals (8) or as point-to-point seals. The front shaft gland (4) and the rear shaft gland (13) mark the ends of the blading region. All shaft gland regions are equipped with caulked-in seal strips. The rotor is supported in two pressure lubricated journal bearings (3 and 14). The axial position of the rotor is fixed by the thrust bearing collars (2). Power take-off is provided via a rigid coupling flange (1), with the turbine, intermediate and generator shafts being connected via coupling bolts. A drive wheel for an electric or hydraulic rotor turning gear can be integrated between the turbine and generator shaft. Balancing planes (12) are available at various positions on the rotor.

4.2.5 Turbine Blading:

The thermal energy of the steam is converted into mechanical energy in the blading of the turbine. The efficiency and the operational reliability of the turbine are crucially dependent on the design and quality of the blading. Stringent demands are consequently made on the design and manufacture of the turbine blades. Three different types of blades are employed for the blading. Nozzle and impulse section profiles for the partially admitted control stage with nozzle group control. Reaction stage with 50% reaction for the full-admission drum stage as well as throttle-


controlled turbines which have no control stage. All the blade rows are designed with shroud. Stainless Cr steel is employed exclusively for the entire blading.

4.2.6 Control Stage

The control stage comprises nozzles and moving blades. The nozzles for the inner casing (steam chamber) with horizontal casing split are milled in one piece and inserted in slots. Single-piece inner casings are equipped with a three-piece nozzle ring, which consists of a centre, outer and inner ring. Using an electro-chemical process, profile-formed openings are created in the centre ring, into which the corresponding formed profile material is inserted. The centre ring is connected to the inner and outer ring by electron-beam welding. The moving blades of the control stage together with the blade shroud and the straddle root are milled in one piece. A two-tongue or three- tongue straddle root is employed depending on the blade loading. In special cases the blades are machined directly from the rotor material employing an electro-chemical process. The straddle roors are inserted into slots of the control stage disk and are secured by means of axial taper pins.

4.2.7 Drum Blading

The guide blades are manufactured from extruded rod stock. They have a hook-type root and are held apart at the specified pitch in the slot by means of milled spacers inserted into the blade groove. The spacers are secured by means of taper pins at the joint planes of the guide blade carrier. The shrouds are riveted to the guide blades. They join a number of guide blades to form sets of blades. The moving blades of the drum blading together with the inverted 1-root and the blade shroud are milled in one piece. The inverted t-roots are inserted in slots in the turbine rotor and are caulked from below using sectional material of brass The form of the blade roots is such that the contiguously arranged blades have the specified throat openings. The insertion opening of the blade groove is closed by a locking blade per row. These blades are secured to the turbine rotor by means of stud screws. Consequently, there is thus neither a gap in the blade ring nor a spacing deviation.

4.2.8 Sealing of the radial blade


The radial free clearance between the guide and moving blades fitted with gap shrouds is of the order of millimeters. Contact between the stationary and moving parts over a large area, e.g. on deflection of the turbine rotor or of the casing, is thus obviated. This large radial gap is sealed by means of seal strips in order to reduce the tip clearance losses to a minimum. In the case of the guide blades, the seal strips are caulked into the turbine rotor, and. in the case of the moving blades, into the guide blade carrier. The thin seal strips leave a clearance of a few tenths of a millimeter between the shroud and the turbine rotor on the one hand and between the shroud and the guide blade carrier, on the other hand.

4.3 Oil Supply System

Oil supply is provided by oil pumps. The pumps guarantee the operating reliability of the turbine, in particular of the bearings, by ensuring continuous flow and circulation of oil. In addition, the oil pumps also supply the hydraulic control equipment with the requisite volumes of oil. The oil is channeled off directly downstream of pressure source and fed to this oil circuit via a filter. The oil required for supply to the bearings flows through a throttle, the oil coolers and a further duplex oil filter to the bearings.

4.3.1 Oil pumps

Motor-driven, vertical centrifugal oil pumps are used as the oil pumps, with oil supply provided by a single pump throughout the course of operation. One oil pump is on continuous standby and automatically takes over oil supply in the event of failure of the selected duty oil pump. Asa rule, an electrical oil pump driven by a d.c. motor is used as emergency oil pump for protection of the bearings. This supplies the bearings with the requisite oil when the other oil pumps are not in operation. The pump delivery rate is relatively low to match the capacity of the d.c. power source. For this reason, the hydraulic oil line for this pump is usually connected to the lube oil circuit downstream of the coolers and filter without dedicated oil cooling and oil filtering systems. The oil system for the turbine plant is implemented such that in the event of loss of one pump a second pump will provide a guaranteed supply of oil automatically. Here, it is assumed that the emergency oil pump never fails, i.e. the power source for the emergency oil pump is always available. For this reason, proper care and maintenance of the d.c. batteries for example is important to ensure that these are always ready for use.


4.3.2 Oil tanks

The oil tank is usually located in front of the turbine. Space restrictions may result in installation of the oil tank in a separate compartment located below the turbine plant. The oil tank accommodates the oil required for overall oil supply. The tank is dimensioned and designed such that the continuously circulating oil in the system can settle somewhat in the tank and so as to ensure adequate degassing. The vertical oil pumps are mounted on the oil tank cover.

4.4 Air Cooled Condenser

An Air Cooled Condenser (ACC) is a cooling system where the steam is condensed inside air- cooled finned tubes. An Air Cooled Condenser (ACC) is made of modules arranged in parallel rows. Each module contains a number of fin tube bundles. An axial flow, forced-draft fan located in each module forces the cooling air across the heat exchange area of the fin tubes. Due to paucity of water cooling tower is not used in this plant. There are 15 fans installed in air cooled condenser unit .Each of the fan consumes 700KW.

15 fans installed in air cooled condenser unit .Each of the fan consumes 700KW. Fig. 4.1

Fig. 4.1 Air cooled condenser of MPS


4.5 Electricity distribution: Distribution substations connect to the transmission system and lower the transmission

4.5 Electricity distribution:

Distribution substations connect to the transmission system and lower the transmission voltage to medium 35 kV with the use of transformer. In the power station 4 step up transformers are used. Transformer rating is 35/50 MVA. Primary distribution lines carry this medium voltage power to distribution transformer located near the customer's premises. Distribution transformers again lower the voltage to the utilization voltage of household appliances and typically feed several customers through secondary distribution lines at this voltage. Commercial and residential customers are connected to the secondary distribution lines through service drops. Customers demanding a much larger amount of power may be connected directly to the primary distribution level or the sub transmission level. When the demand trips over or below the limited range, the breaker opens thus protecting the plant equipment.



“I remembered seeing it and it was this metallic turbine and I thought it was beautiful. I had never been in a power plant before, but I felt, without being overly dramatic, compelled to make photographs of this for myself”- was the impression of John Sexton, an American professor and educator, on his first ever visit to a power plant. It remains to be a universal feeling that resonates with everyone having his first exposure to the enormity of life-line these modern civilization- power plants. Power plants are modern marvels that harness the energy from natural resources and convert them to the most suitable of forms electric energy. Mymensingh Power Station is no different. On the bank of river Bramhaputra the power station stands firm as a symbol of hope and excellence for the locality and the country as a whole, both literally and figuratively. Instead of being mere switching practices or knob twiddling manipulation, harmonic operations of the machines have transcended to rather metaphorical communication with them as we experienced it from the spontaneity of the workforce involved to run the colossal activity in the power station. It was an experience most necessary for us to know the real world of work where theories meet implementation, where unforeseen problems pop-up every now and then. We were enriched and now have a better understanding of our duties as our dreams are better shaped in the daylight of real engineering. The whole training ushered us to new alleyways of knowledge and whispered in our hearts that learning never stops.


We highly acknowledge the endeavor of Department of Mechanical Engineering, BUET to accommodate this training program for us. Cordial thank to Dr. Ashiqur Rahman and all the teachers concerned to coordinate the program. We are also grateful to the engineers and authority of RPCL Mymensingh Power Station.


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5. System Description of WTU, MPS, RPCL.

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7. Balance of Plant, GE, Volume-2.