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What are the common operation problems encountered in Power Plants?

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I would like to learn from other engineers who had actual experience working inside a power plant. I specifically want to know what are the most common problems encountered during operation, problems like, leakage, machine failure, etc.

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In case of coal based power plant, material handling system (supply of coal to boiler and waster management) is most common problem.

Maintaining quality of water , Other routine problems like stream trap failure, operation of High pressure pump, maintaining the quality of fuel to maintain pressure and temperature in boiler etc..in case of steam turbine

leakage of coil /tube bundle of heat exchanger , etc.

There are many other problems which can be eliminated by preventive maintenance.

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