Application and development prospects of double-reheat coal-fired power unites_ccc255

Abstract

Most pulverised coal combustion (PCC) plants employ single-reheat cycles. However, double-reheat cycles can significantly improve the electrical efficiency of PCC plants. Surprisingly, no double-reheat units have been commissioned since the 1990s. However, with rising primary energy costs, more stringent emission limits and advances in thermal power engineering, double-reheat cycles are being considered to minimise the cost of electricity, reduce emissions and prolong valuable coal supplies, especially in China. This report reviews, analyses and assesses the application and development prospects of coal-fired double-reheat units.

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Publication Date: 
August 2015