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Boiler operation engineering : questions and answers
Chattopadhyay, P.
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Second edition.
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New York : McGraw-Hill, [2001]

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xiv, 1377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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The essential reference On the Job, On the Exam Boiler Operations Questions and Answers Second Edition Want to specify, operate, or troubleshoot a boiler system--fast?
Whether you're an operator, inspector, maintenance engineer, or technician, this guide's your direct route to the answers you need in day-to-day boiler and pressure vessel operations. Chances are, any question that's likely to come up--whether it's on processes, equipment, safety, water treatment, steam generation, fuels, maintenance, inspection, repair, or some other issue--is answered in these pages.And this book's more than 3000 questions and answers closely parallel those you'll encounter on ASME's Boiler Operator's Exam, making Boiler Operations Questions and Answers a perfect study tool that helps you make the grade.
With this unique guide, you can:*Solve mathematical problems step by step with 150 worked examples*Update your Boiler Code expertise with a guide that includes all the latest changes*Learn, remember, and apply the material more easily with 400+ illustrations*Turn to reference sections and tables for quick access to data, definitions, and formulas*Discover expert answers on all boiler and pressure vessel issues, from combustion through corrosion and nuclear generation Accessories Air Heaters Analytic Procedures Ash Handling Auxiliaries Calculations Chemical Treatments Circulation Combustion Condensers Contamination Corrosion Cycles Demineralization Deposits Draft Dust Collection Economizers Energy from Waste Evaporators Feed water Treatment Generators Heat Transfer Heating Surfaces High-Pressure Hydraulic Systems Inspection Maintenance Materials Mountings Nuclear Generation Pollution Control Scaling Sludge Specific Heats Specifications Super heaters Temperature Control Turbines Water Treatment

Author Notes

Pathasarthy Chattopadhyay, P.E., is a process engineer with HFC (Haldia Division) in Haldia, India. He resides in West Bengal, India.

Table of Contents

1 Boilers
2 High Pressure Boilers
3 Boiler Auxiliaries
4 Boiler Mountings and Accessories
5 Boiler Operation Inspection and Maintenance
6 Boiler Calculations
7 Draught
8 Primary Fuels
9 Principles of Combustion
10 The Chemistry of Combustion
11 Coal Pulverization
12 Pulverized Coal Fired Furnaces
13 Fuel Oil and Gas Fired Furnaces
14 Dust Collection
15 Ash Handling System
16 Carryover, Scale and Sludge
17 Steam Contamination and its Control
18 Prevention of Deposit Formation in Boiler Units
19 Characteristics of Steam-water Flow
20 Temperature Conditions and Heat Transfer
21 Hydrodynamics of Closed Hydraulic Systems
22 Deaeration and Deoxygenation
23 Water Treatment and Demineralization
24 Scaling of Fireside of Heating Surfaces
25 Corrosion of Waterside Heating Surfaces
26 Corrosion of Fireside Heating Surfaces
27 Evaporators
28 Superheaters
29 Economizers and Air Heaters
30 Steam Condensors
31 Steam Turbines
32 Cycles for Steam Power Plants
33 Boiler Design
34 Nuclear Steam Generators
35 Energy from Waste
Appendix I Mean Specific Heats of Selected Gases, Heat Contents of Different Gases at Various Temperatures
Appendix II Internal Treatment of Boiler Feedwater by Chemicals, BFW Specifications for Natural Circulation Boilers, BFW Specifications for Once-Through Boiler Units, Characteristics of Natural Water, Analytical Procedures
Appendix III Materials of Construction for Boilers and Auxiliaries
Appendix IV Formation of Coal
Appendix V Determination of Gross Calorific Value of Coal
Appendix VI Environmental Pollution and its Control in Boiler Plants
Appendix VII SI Conversions