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

Physical Description:
xiv, 1377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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A unique, fix-it-fast reference for boiler operators, inspectors, maintenance engineers, and technicians. Thoroughly updated to reflect the current ASME Boiler Code. Makes an ideal study aid for those taking the Boiler Operator's Exam--includes over 3,000 questions with answers, 150 solved numerical problems, and 410 helpful illustrations.

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