Computational prediction of tube erosion in coal fired power utility boilers

B. E. Lee*, C. A J Fletcher, M. Behnia

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Erosion of boiler tubes causes serious operational problems in many pulverized coal-fired utility boilers. A new erosion model has been developed in the present study for the prediction of boiler tube erosion. The Lagrangian approach is employed to predict the behavior of the particulate phase. The results of computational prediction of boiler tube erosion and the various parameters causing erosion are discussed in this paper. Comparison of the numerical predictions for a single tube erosion with experimental data shows very good agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-750
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes


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