INNOVATION IN POWER GENERATION
Analysis & Design of Aravali StPP (3x500 MW) using Self-generated Library of complex Sections
the main power house of the Aravali Super thermal Power Plant is a
complicated and massive structure comprised of various complex steel
sections. Because designing these sections involved transferring analysis
results to spreadsheets, the process consumed several man-hours.
NTPC, the largest power utility in India, developed an approach for generating
and adding this analysis information to the section library of S TAAD.Pro,
which was used for analyzing, designing, and optimizing the steel sections. By
eliminating the transfer of data from one analysis engine to another external
design engine, N TPC reduced design time from 90 days to 45 days. The new
process will permeate the whole engineering process as the power plant
undergoes a 40,000-megawatt expansion during the next five to seven years.
ALSO NOMINATED IN SPECIAL CATEGORY: DEVELOPING THE INFRASTRUCTURE WORKFORCE
Sargent & Lundy, LLC
Big Bend Units 1 Through 4 SCR Retrofit
Apollo Beach, Florida, United States
Adding four cost-effective selective catalytic reduction systems to a Florida
power plant while keeping the plant operational was not an easy proposition.
Space for the units was tight and because the four units were not identical,
the baseline design had to be customized to match each unit.
Sargent & Lundy deployed MicroStation’s 3D modeling software to design
and engineer the new systems and integrate them with the existing plant.
The software also efficiently accommodated unit variations, facilitated
construction, and created sufficient space to allow access to the units to
perform maintenance. The project achieved its primary goal of reducing
nitrogen oxide emissions.