Ramagundam India

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Description: NTPC Ramagundam, a part of National Thermal Power Corporation, is a 2600 MW Power station situated at Ramagundam in Karimnagar district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the current

NTPC Ramagundam. a part of National Thermal Power Corporation, is a 2600 MW Power station situated at Ramagundam in Karimnagar district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. India. It is the current largest power station in South India. It is the first ISO 14001 certified "Super Thermal Power Station" in India.

The TG Hall or the Turbo-Generator hall or the Turbine-Generator Hall is the hall or space where the turbine-generator sets are present. NTPC Ltd. Ramagundam has two TG Halls one for STAGE - I and the other common for STAGE-II and STAGE-III. These TG halls are equipped with heavy overhead cranes that assist in transportation of material to, from and within the TG hall. These cranes find their use greatly during overhauls.

NTPC, Ramagundam has a very beautiful and a serene township. The TTS is the temporary township constructed during the early stages of the plant .It is now resided by the secondary employees of the organisation (Contractors, Allied organisation employees, service organisations to the township like Dooradarshan Aliautomobiles. etc). The PTS is the permanent township where most of the employees reside with their families. It is known for its serenity, cleanliness, Greenary, Schools, Shopping, Guest Houses and Restaurants, Parks.

The whole plant is divided into 3 stages, each stage being planned at one time.
  • STAGE 1 (3*200MW): This stage consists of three units (Unit-1, Unit-2, Unit-3) each with a generation capacity of 200MW. The turbines for these three units were manufactured by The Ansaldo Energia Ltd. The construction began in the late 1970s and these units have performed well over a long period setting many records regarding maintenance and generation over the other two stages.
  • STAGE 2 (3*500MW): This stage again consists of three units (Unit-4,Unit-5,Unit-6) each with a generation capacity of 500MW. The turbines for these three units were manufactured by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). These Units have shown a relatively lower performance. Especially Unit-6 has imposed many problems on the maintenance departments.
  • STAGE 3 (1*500MW): This stage comprises only one unit (Unit-7). This is a first of its kind in South India being a computer operated unit. A wide disparity may be seen between the control rooms of the other two stages and this computerized unit. To this day, many Power plant engineers train in this unit to upgrade themselves to this new mode of operation.This unit also has the tallest chimney in Asia .

Once in two years, these units are stopped and overhauled, one unit at a time. The overhauls are usually taken up during the months June to September as the monsoons activate hydel power generation which substitute the power generation lost due to the overhaul of the unit. The same practice is followed all through the country. The overhauls usually take 15 to 20 days per unit provided there is no major repair involved. Major repairs include turbine casing,turbine rotor damage and other damages that require transporting the equipment to another location (usually the manifacturer). The overhauls are the dissipators of the annual PLF of any power plant.

Generation Distribution:
  • States: As NTPC Ltd. is a Public Sector Undertaking(PSU), the generation is almost uniformly distributed to 4-5 states all of them sharing about 20-25 percent of the Generation. The States include Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra.
  • The Switchyard: The switchyard is the place where the station last takes care of the power it produces. The switchyard links the power generated to the southern Power grid. The major transmission points are: Nagarjunasagar, Chandrapur, Hyderabad, Khammam .
  • Water: The power station gets it water periodically released from the SRSP- Sriram Sagar project. This water is stored in the balance reservoir. The water level in the balance reservoir is monitored day-to-day.
  • Coal: NTPC Ramagundam is a Thermal Power Station and hence uses coal. This coal is available at a large scale from the Singareni Coal mining company nearby and is transported using the MGR(Merry-go-round) system wherein, a train comes on one railroute, delivers coal and returns on another route. The wagons arriving by this route are taken for coal collection wherein a mechanism provided underneath the wagons opens on application of air pressure and drops the coal it is carrying. A separate department (MGR Dept.) handles this process.
  • Other Petroleum Products Required: The station also requires various oils for the following purposes: Turbine oil (SP-46)for turbine Lubrication, HFO, Heavy fuel oil for boiler start-up, Diesel for DG sets (Power backup), Other oils for various hydraulic controls and circuits. These are periodically purchased as per requirement from the Indian oil corporation IOCL establishment nearby.

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