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Balco designs plan to reduce power generation loss by constant coal flow

Project has been implemented at firm's 540-Mw captive power plant that feeds Balco's aluminium unit in Chhattisgarh's Korba district

R Krishna Das  |  Raipur 


Vedanta-controlled (Balco) has taken up an innovative project to maintain and reduce the under injection An abrupt change in flow in the feeders caused a sudden load variation and furthered these The project has been implemented in the company’s 540-Mw captive power plant that feeds Balco’s aluminium facility located in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district. The continuous supply of flow plays a crucial role in as its variation directly affects the generation of power. For the continuous generation of power, uninterrupted flow in mills through feeders is inevitable. During the rainy season, absorbs moisture and develops a sticky consistency that adheres to the mouth of bunker and gets choked.

The bunker feeds the to the mills and the sudden reduction leads to loss and in extreme cases trips the units due to failure. According to company officials, the innovation team analysed the problem and identified that there was no proper indication for flow variation in the (DCS). This was identified as the root cause of the problem. The team started working on the project and devised the plan to provide high and emergency priority alarms in the DCS with colour and sound variation. After implementation of the plan, the company has benefitted in many accounts that include and maintain the export schedule. The project has bagged a gold in the International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC 2017) held in Manila, Philippines last month.

First Published: Mon, November 06 2017. 16:25 IST