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Abstract—Many utility systems in the world have power plants operating with fossil fuel. In the thermal power plants maximum requirements of fuel is a coal. The handling of this fuel is a great job. To handle the fuel, i.e., coal, each power station is equipped with a coal handling plant. Maintenance of Critical Equipments for Coal Handling Plants (CHP) of Thermal Power Stations is typical job. The failures of these equipments have led to high maintenance and operation costs. The reason for inspection depends on the component and its effect on plant operation. But one of the main systems of thermal power plant is coal-handling system. No such efforts are carried out to assess the life of coal handling plant component. To maintain an efficiently operating unit and avoid failure of critical equipment, it is necessary to maintain the critical parts of that equipment. There are varieties of critical equipments components in Coal Handling Plants. It is essential to identify the critical areas where failures are likely to occur and select suitable techniques for detection of such failures. Based on design criticality, past experience and previous failure information, suitable approach in inspection methodologies can be adopted. Maintenance of Coal crushing equipment of coal handling plant system in the thermal power plant is very important for Plant efficiency improvement.
Index Terms—India coal grades, Crusher, Construction, Crushing stages, Defect identification
Cite: Girja Lodhi, "Operation and Maintenance of Crusher House for Coal Handling in Thermal Power Plant," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 449-455, October 2013.