Steam Generation From Biomass: Construction And Design Of Large Boilers by Esa Kari VakkilainenSteam Generation From Biomass: Construction And Design Of Large Boilers by Esa Kari Vakkilainen

Steam Generation From Biomass: Construction And Design Of Large Boilers

byEsa Kari Vakkilainen

Paperback | September 26, 2016

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Steam Generation from Biomass: Construction and Design of Large Boilersprovides in-depth coverage of steam generator engineering for biomass combustion. It presents the design process and the necessary information needed for an understanding of not only the function of different components of a steam generator, but also what design choices have been made.

Professor Vakkilainen explores each particular aspect of steam generator design from the point-of-view of pressure part design, mechanical design, layout design, process design, performance optimization, and cost optimization. Topics such as fuels and their emissions, steam-water circulation, auxiliary equipment, availability and reliability, measurements and control, manufacture, erection, and inspection are covered.

Special attention is given to recovery boilers and fluidized bed boilers, and automated design and dimensioning calculation spreadsheets are available for download at the book's companion website. This book is intended for both design engineers and steam boiler operators, as well as those involved in plant management and equipment purchasing.



  • Provides a complete overview of biomass steam boilers, including processes, phenomena, and nomenclature
  • Presents a clear view of how biomass boilers differ from fossil fuel boilers
  • Covers the most used types of large-scale biomass boilers, including recovery boilers, fluidized bed boilers, and auxiliary equipment
  • Includes a companion website with spreadsheets, calculation examples, and automatic calculation tools for design and dimensioning
Esa Kari Vakkilainen is a graduate of Lappeenranta University, Finland, where he now works as professor of Sustainable Energy Systems. His professional career focuses on steam boilers especially combustion of biofuels. When fluidized beds were commercialized he worked in boiler industry especially for steam generator thermal design. In...
Title:Steam Generation From Biomass: Construction And Design Of Large BoilersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:322 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 26, 2016Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012804389X

ISBN - 13:9780128043899

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Table of Contents

1. Principles of Steam Generation

2. Solid Biofuels and Combustion

3. Boiler Processes

4. Steam Water Circulation Design

5. Thermal Design of Boiler Parts

6. Auxiliary Equipment

7. Boiler Mechanical Design

8. Availability and Reliability

9. Direct and Grate Firing of Biomass

10. Fluidized Bed Boilers for Biomass

11. Recovery Boiler

12. Measurements and Control

13. Boiler Manufacture, Erection, and Maintenance