Use of Guide Vanes in KPCL’s new FGD Wet Stacks

CICIND Ahmedabad / October 2023 – By Shri CHINNASOMAIAH, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL), India

Raichur Power Corporation Limited (RPCL) is a joint venture company of Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL), Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) and Industrial Finance corporation of India (IFCI). RPCL has built 2 x 800 MW Yeramarus Thermal Power Station (YTPS) near Raichur in Karnataka state. YTPS power plant was commissioned during 2018.

As per the new guidelines of the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MOEF & CC) and to meet the required environment air quality standards, Flue Gas De-sulphurisation (FGD) plant is being implemented at YTPS plant.

In YTPS plant wet lime Flue Gas Desulphurisation technology is adopted. YTPS plant has two new wet stacks where fully saturated flue gasses exiting from the absorber is being sent into wet stacks to discharge effluents into the atmosphere.

This article was based on a presentation made to the CICIND Conference in Ahmedabad, India on Friday 20 October 2023.