Proceeding of

1st Int. Conf. on Recent Trends & Research in Engineering and Science


21-23 March, 2015


Organized By

Padm. Dr. V. B. Kolte College of Engineering & Polytechnic, Malkapur



A Special Issue of

Indian Research Transaction (EISSN:2250-0804)


Advisory Committee

Dr. G. R. Bamnote

(Dean, Faculty of Engg, SGBAU Amravati)


Dr. B. E. Narkhede

(Vice President IIIE, Mumbai)


Dr. Md. Mamun Habib

(University Utara Malaysia (UUM, Malaysia)


Dr. C. R. Patil

(Prof. PRMIT&R Badnera, Amravati)


Dr. T. R. Deshmukh

(Prof. PRMIT&R Badnera, Amravati)


Dr. W. Z. Gandhare

(Principal, Govt. College of Engineering Amravati)


Dr. D. N. Kyatanavar

(Principal, SRESCOE Kopargaon)


Dr. U. Pendharkar

(Professor, Government Engineering College, Ujjain)


Dr. Ajit Thete

(Director, Centre for Development of Leadership in    Education Pvt Ltd, Aurangabad)


Technical Committee

Dr. M. T. Datar

Dr. S. K. Garg

Dr. Shrikaant Kulkarni

Shri. D. N. Patil

Dr. A. W. Kolte

Prof. Ajitabh Pateriya

Prof. P. K. Patil

Prof. S.N. Khachane

Prof. Parag Chourey

Prof. B.K.Chaudhari

Prof. N.A. Kharche

Prof. R.M. Choudhari

Prof. R. B. Pandhare

Prof. A.P. Jadhao

Prof. S.B. Jadhav

Prof. Santosh Raikar

Prof. Y.P. Sushir

Prof. B. M. Tayde



Prof. K. H. Walse


Research Publications, India



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sHeat Transfer and Optimization of Thermal Systems

Namrata A. Narkhede, Sandeep Mundale and A. P. Kharche


In view of reform electricity policies, increasing demand, competitive market and rapid change of the world scenario it is vital to make the necessary changes in power sectors at all levels. Optimization is one of the techniques to operate any system in most efficient manner as per need. Thermal power plant, a major source of power generation encounters mainly three types of irreversibility. Heat transfer irreversibility through hot end heat exchanger and cold end heat exchanger has the major effects on power plant. These can be minimized by optimization of size of heat exchangers, optimum distribution of investment in external conductance and internal resistance, minimum heat exchanger inventory, optimum allocation of heat exchanger equipment etc. It is observed that in a 540 MW power plant, which is handled by ‘Jacob Consultancy’, a change in cooling water flow rate, cooling the condenser of a power plant causes changes in condenser pressure and exhaust losses of steam turbine and has a significant impact on plant performance. In the present paper, various optimization aspects are discussed in much elaborated manner with suitable example.

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