Coal-fired power generation
We offer efficient pumps and related services for boiler feed, condensate extraction, and cooling water applications. We also service the blowers that move pulverized coal into the boiler.
A coal or oil steam power plant produces electricity. Coal is the most available fuel, has a rather stable price and as a result is the most cost-effective fossil-fired technology. Nowadays, crude oil or heavy fuel oil have become quite unusual as fuels for electricity generation purposes. Sulzer provides maintenance and service for all rotating equipment to improve efficiency and reliability.
Coal- and oil-fired process
Coal- and oil-fired steam power plants have steam turbines to convert the heat energy of combustion into mechanical energy, which then operates an electric generator. All plants use the steam turbine for the drop between the high pressure and temperature of the steam and the lower pressure of condensing vapor. The overall efficiency of the power plant depends mainly on the type of boiler (subcritical, supercritical or ultra-supercritical) and steam turbine being used.
FWP: Feed water pump
CEP: Condensate extraction pump
CWP: Cooling water pump