Operation suspended after puncture in boiler tube

Power production in the fifth unit of Tuticorin Thermal Power Station resumed on Friday, according to Chief Engineer of TTPS, S. Valliappan.

The fifth unit, which was suspended on Thursday at 6 am owing to breakdown, resumed production around 1am after the technical experts attended to the problem.

Production was suspended at the unit after it developed a puncture in the boiler tube.

Third unit

Besides, production in the third unit came to a halt since November 27, 2013 for carrying out major maintenance works, he added.

“With the halt in operations of the third unit of TTPS, there is a production shortfall of 210MW.”

“Except for the third unit, production is in full swing now from other four units. Each of the units has a capacity of producing 210MW,” he said.

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