Design of Steam Pipe Layout and Hanger Support in Thermal Power Station
D. M. Awze1, A. K. Mahalle2

1D. M. Awze, M. Tech Student, Department of CAD. CAM. Mechanical Engineering, G.H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur (M.H), India.
2A. K. Mahalle, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur (M.H), India.

Manuscript received on 21 May 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 May 2013 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2013 | PP: 109-113 | Volume-2 Issue-2, May 2013 | Retrieval Number: B0612052213/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Steam piping layout in thermal power station is used to transfer steam from one area to another area to perform the work. The present paper is related to steam piping layout between Boiler outlet & Turbine inlet i.e. main steam line. The steam piping layout directly impacts the drop in pressure of the steam. The ideal condition is that the pressure require at turbine inlet should be equal to boiler super heater out let pressure. But due to various factors there is 7 to 9 Kg/cm2 pressure drop. By changing the steam piping layout pressure drop can be minimized. The slight change in pressure drop result less power require to increase the pressure of steam (i.e. Boiler feed Pump) throughout life cycle of power plant. It means auxiliary consumption can be reduce by doing modification in steam piping layout. The change in piping layout also changes the hanger support position.
Keywords: Steam Piping Layout, Main Steam Line, Pressure Drop, Hanger Support

Scope of the Article: Design and Diagnosis