An oil fired thermal power plant is one which heats up oil so as to supply the heat needed to heat water and produce steam. They differ from nuclear power plants which rely on nuclear fusion.
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Project Date of Contract Description Date of Completion Guddu Thermal Power Station Unit No.4, Pakistan (210MW, Oil-fired) 1983 Surveying, designing, manufacturing, supplying, installation, commissioning, personnel-training 1986.6 Jamshoro Thermal Power Station Unit No.2, Pakistan (210MW, Oil/gas-fired) 1987 Turn-key project 1989.12.3 Jamshoro Thermal Power Station Unit No.3, Pakistan (210MW, Oil/gas-fired) 1987 1990.6.7 Jamshoro Thermal Power Station Unit No.4, Pakistan (210MW, Oil/gas-fired) 1987 1991.1.21 Chittagong Thermal Power Station Unit No.1, Bangladesh (210MW, Gas-fired) 1989.11.17 1993.4.18 Muzaffargarh Thermal Power Station Unit No.5, Pakistan (210MW, Oil/gas-fired) 1991.9 1995.2.14 Muzaffargarh Thermal Power Station Unit No.6, Pakistan (210MW, Oil/gas-fired) 1991.9 1995.8.14 Muzaffargarh Thermal Power Station Unit No.4, Pakistan (320MW, Oil/gas-fired) 1993.5 1996.12 Chittagong Thermal Power Station Unit No.2, Bangladesh (210MW, Gas-fired) 1994.7 1997.7 Kuching Thermal Power Station Unit No.1, Malaysia (50MW, Coal-fired) 1994.11.22 1994.5.8 1997.7 Kuching Thermal Power Station Unit No.2, Malaysia (50MW, Coal-fired) 1994.11.22 1994.5.8 1997.9 Power Plant Air Cooling System, Iran 1996.7 Complete equipment for 14 sets of air cooling system 1999.12 Thermal Power Station Units 1 &2 (2×325MW), Azerbaijan, Iran 1997.3 Survey, design, manufacture, supply, supervision of installation, commissioning, testing, etc. Scheduled in Dec. 2002 Diesel Power Station 2×6600KW Ahead, Sudan 1998.3 Turn-key project Scheduled in Dec. 2002 Iraq Gas Turbine Generating Set (6x37MW) 1998.8 2000.8 Philippines Oil-fired Thermal Power Plant (2x15KW) 1997
Source of heat and sometimes generating capacity.
The oil thermal plant refers to the chemical energy that is stored in the fossil fuel like the natural gas, oil shale, fuel oil, and coal. They are usually successively converted into thermal energy, mechanical energy, and electrical energy.
A thermal power plant is where electricity is produced by steam turning turbines which drive generators. The steam can come from burning any kind of fuel, namely, fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), or nuclear fusion. It can also come from renewable energy (solar, geothermal, ocean thermal, biomass and biofuel).
In a thermal power plant, the conversion of thermal heat into rotational energy is achieved. This can be achieved by using the thermal heat from burning coal or from burning oil or from burning gas or from steam generated by solar means (insolation). In a coal power plant the thermal heat obtained from burning coal is converted into rotational energy, which drives the generator and eventually, electrical power is generated.
The source of the thermal energy is obviously completely different, but the steam side, turbo-generator, etc is very similar.
If the oil fired furnaces produce 3000 MW thermal, and the overall station efficiency is 35 percent, this means that the electrical power sent out is 1050 MWe. This assumes you do mean the overall station efficiency, ie that the power used for auxiliaries on the station is subtracted from the total electric power generated, before this figure is calculated.
It depends on the source of the heat:coal fired plants generally ae seen as sources of carbon dioxide sulfur oxides and solid wasteheavy oil plants are sources of carbon dioxidegas fired plants produce less carbon dioxidenuclear power plants have waste problemsgeothermal plants have almost no environmental issuessolar (heat) pants have almost no environmental issues
Alcohols can be burned to produce thermal energy, in the same way as petroleum products, but I doubt if it would be economical to do so. Oil fired power plants use the heavy end of the petroleum products, which is not suitable for making gasoline or diesel, and is therefore relatively cheap.
Because it reduces the fuel costs; you don't have to pay for shipping the fuel.