Paper Title
Analysis Of Rankine Cycle And Its Utility In Thermal Power Plant - A Theoretical Approach

Most of the thermal power plants work according to Rankin cycle with superheat, reheat and regeneration. Thermodynamic analysis of Rankin cycle has been undertaken to enhance the efficiency and reliability of steam power plant. However, electricity is being produced by some other sources like hydro power, solar power, wind power, geothermal power etc. but absolute majority of electricity production throughout the world is from steam power plant. Based on a project activity and local power plant experience some key observation has made and is presented in this paper. A comparative study between Rankin cycle and Carnot cycle efficiency has been analyzed. The study on coal-fired power plant analysis gives a better insight into the cycle operation with various system components and components required for operation. Factors affecting efficiency of Rankin cycle have been identified and analyzed for improved working of thermal power plant. Some recent developments to enhance the efficiency of Rankin cycle have been analyzed. Keywords - Bleed Steam, Feed-Water Heater (Fwh), Resuperheat, Regeneration, Heat Rate.