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Coal-based thermal power plants play a major role in the welfare of many nations and the overall global economy. This chapter describes the basic equipment requirements and operating principles of thermal power plants, particularly subcritical, supercritical, and ultra-supercritical types.

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An Overview of the Functioning of a Thermal Power Plant, Failure Investigation of Boiler Tubes: A Comprehensive Approach, By Paresh Haribhakti, P.B. Joshi, Rajendra Kumar, ASM International, 2018, p 17–26,

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