The definitive guide for steam power plant systems and
For more than 75 years, this book has been a trusted source of
information on steam power plants, including the design, operation,
and maintenance of major systems. "Steam Plant Operation," Ninth
Edition, emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive energy plan
utilizing all economical sources of energy, including fossil fuels,
nuclear power, and renewable energy sources.
Wind, solar, and biomass power are introduced in the book, and
the benefits and challenges of these renewable resources for the
production of reliable, cost-effective electric power are
identified. Even with these new technologies, approximately 90% of
electricity is generated using steam as the power source,
emphasizing its importance now and in the future. In-depth details
on coal-fired plants, gas turbine cogeneration, nuclear power, and
renewable energy sources are included, as are the environmental
control systems that they require. Potential techniques for the
reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power
plants also are presented.
This practical guide provides common power plant calculations
such as plant heat rate, boiler efficiency, pump performance,
combustion processes, and collection efficiency for plant
emissions. Numerous illustrations and clear presentation of the
material will assist those preparing for an operator's license
exam. In addition, engineering students will find a detailed
introduction to steam power plant technology.
"Steam Plant Operation," Ninth Edition, covers: Steam and its
importance Boilers Design and construction of boilers Combustion of
fuels Boiler settings, combustion systems, and auxiliary equipment
Boiler accessories Operation and maintenance of boilers Pumps Steam
turbines, condensers, and cooling towers Operating and maintaining
steam turbines, condensers, cooling towers, and auxiliaries
Auxiliary steam plant equipment Environmental control systems
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