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Advantages & Disadvantages of Steam Power Station (Thermal Station)

Advantages & Disadvantages of Steam Power Station (Thermal Station)

Advantages & Disadvantages of Steam Power Station (Thermal Station) A generating station which converts heat energy of coal combustion into electrical energy is known as a steam power station. A steam power station basically works on the Rankine cycle. Steam is produced in the boiler by utilising the heat of coal combustion. …

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The size of generating unit will depend on

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The size of the generating units will depend on Variation of load (load curve) during 24 hours (summer, winter, week-days, holidays). Total capacity of units connected to the electric grid. Minimum start-up and shut-down periods of the units. Maintenance programme planned. Plant efficiency vs. size of unit. Price and space …

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