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Design of a natural circulation circuit for 85MW steam boiler

The paper describes research and design of fluidized bed steam boiler natural circulation circuit. The capacity of the drum boiler is 85 [MW], superheated steam pressure is 98 [bar]. There are two variants research results of the designed circulation circuit. The first circulation circuit variant was designed as a complex circuit with a common downcomers and risers for the boiler evaporating screen. In the second variant the flow is separately supplied to and discharged from the evaporator that is divided into independent sections. We have researched and described the influence of heat absorption inequality on the furnace evaporation pads using the Boiler Designer software. We also have calculated main characteristics of the two-phase flow in the evaporation pads and evaluated reliability of the natural circulation. The circulation circuit is optimized from point of view of reliability and metal expenses. Results demonstrate that the specific quantity of metal of complex and simple circuit variants is approximately the same with equal reliability.
PAPER REVISED: 2016-12-17
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2016-12-21
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