Advances in Steam Turbines for Modern Power Plants Book

Advances in Steam Turbines for Modern Power Plants


  • Author : Tadashi Tanuma
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN 10 : 0081003145

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Advances in Steam Turbines for Modern Power Plants Excerpt :

"Advances in Steam Turbines for Modern Power Plants" provides an authoritative review of steam turbine design optimization, analysis and measurement, the development of steam turbine blades, and other critical components, including turbine retrofitting and steam turbines for renewable power plants. As a very large proportion of the world s electricity is currently generated in systems driven by steam turbines, (and will most likely remain the case in the future) with steam turbines operating in fossil-fuel, cogeneration, combined cycle, integrated gasification combined cycle, geothermal, solar thermal, and nuclear plants across the world, this book provides a comprehensive assessment of the research and work that has been completed over the past decades. Presents an in-depth review on steam turbine design optimization, analysis, and measurementWritten by a range of experts in the areaProvides an overview of turbine retrofitting and advanced applications in power generation"

Steam Turbines for Modern Fossil Fuel Power Plants Book

Steam Turbines for Modern Fossil Fuel Power Plants


  • Author : Alexander S. Leyzerovich
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9788770222679

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Steam Turbines for Modern Fossil Fuel Power Plants Excerpt :

Presenting the newest approaches to the design and operation of steam turbines, this book also explores modern techniques for refurbishment of aging units. It covers recent engineering breakthroughs and new approaches to transient operating conditions, as well as improved information support for operational personnel. An authoritative guide for power plant engineers, operators, owners and designers on all of these crucial developments, this book fully describes and evaluates the most important new design and operational improvement opportunities for the full spectrum of today's steam turbines – from the newest and most advanced to the more common existing systems.

Sustainable Utility Systems Book

Sustainable Utility Systems


  • Author : Petar Sabev Varbanov
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2020-12-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110630091

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Sustainable Utility Systems Excerpt :

This book provides a thorough guidance on maximizing the performance of utility systems in terms of sustainability. It covers general structure, typical components and efficiency trends, and applications such as top-level analysis for steam pricing and selection of processes for improved heat integration. Examples are provided to illustrate the discussed models and methods to give sufficient learning experience for the reader.

Gas Turbines for Electric Power Generation Book
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Gas Turbines for Electric Power Generation


  • Author : S. Can Gülen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 735
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108416658

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Gas Turbines for Electric Power Generation Excerpt :

Everything you wanted to know about industrial gas turbines for electric power generation in one source with hard-to-find, hands-on technical information.

Materials for Ultra Supercritical and Advanced Ultra Supercritical Power Plants Book

Materials for Ultra Supercritical and Advanced Ultra Supercritical Power Plants


  • Author : Augusto Di Gianfrancesco
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 900
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005583

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Materials for Ultra Supercritical and Advanced Ultra Supercritical Power Plants Excerpt :

Materials for Ultra-Supercritical and Advanced Ultra-Supercritical Power Plants provides researchers in academia and industry with an essential overview of the stronger high-temperature materials required for key process components, such as membrane wall tubes, high-pressure steam piping and headers, superheater tubes, forged rotors, cast components, and bolting and blading for steam turbines in USC power plants. Advanced materials for future advanced ultra-supercritical power plants, such as superalloys, new martensitic and austenitic steels, are also addressed. Chapters on international research directions complete the volume. The transition from conventional subcritical to supercritical thermal power plants greatly increased power generation efficiency. Now the introductions of the ultra-supercritical (USC) and, in the near future, advanced ultra-supercritical (A-USC) designs are further efforts to reduce fossil fuel consumption in power plants and the associated carbon dioxide emissions. The higher operating temperatures and pressures found in these new plant types, however, necessitate the use of advanced materials. Provides researchers in academia and industry with an authoritative and systematic overview of the stronger high-temperature materials required for both ultra-supercritical and advanced ultra-supercritical power plants Covers materials for critical components in ultra-supercritical power plants, such as boilers, rotors, and turbine blades Addresses advanced materials for future advanced ultra-supercritical power plants, such as superalloys, new martensitic and austenitic steels Includes chapters on technologies for welding technologies

Advanced Power Generation Systems Book

Advanced Power Generation Systems


  • Author : Yatish T. Shah
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-12-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000798869

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Advanced Power Generation Systems Excerpt :

Advanced Power Generation Systems: Thermal Sources evaluates advances made in heat-to-power technologies for conventional combustion heat and nuclear heat, along with natural sources of geothermal, solar, and waste heat generated from the use of different sources. These advances will render the landscape of power generation significantly different in just a few decades. This book covers the commercial viability of advanced technologies and identifies where more work needs to be done. Since power is the future of energy, these technologies will remain sustainable over a long period of time. Key Features Covers power generation and heat engines Details photovoltaics, thermo-photovoltaics, and thermoelectricity Includes discussion of nuclear and renewable energy as well as waste heat This book will be useful for advanced students, researchers, and professionals interested in power generation and energy industries.

Root Cause Failure Analysis Book

Root Cause Failure Analysis


  • Author : Trinath Sahoo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-05-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119615613

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Root Cause Failure Analysis Excerpt :

Root Cause Failure Analysis Provides the knowledge and failure analysis skills necessary for preventing and investigating process equipment failures Process equipment and piping systems are essential for plant availability and performance. Regularly exposed to hazardous service conditions and damage mechanisms, these critical plant assets can result in major failures if not effectively monitored and assessed—potentially causing serious injuries and significant business losses. When used proactively, Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) helps reliability engineers inspect the process equipment and piping system before any abnormal conditions occur. RCFA is equally important after a failure happens: it determines the impact of a failure, helps control the resultant damage, and identifies the steps for preventing future problems. Root Cause Failure Analysis: A Guide to Improve Plant Reliability offers readers clear understanding of degradation mechanisms of process equipment and the concepts needed to perform industrial RCFA investigations. This comprehensive resource describes the methodology of RCFA and provides multiple techniques and industry practices for identifying, predicting, and evaluating equipment failures. Divided into two parts, the text first introduces Root Cause Analysis, explains the failure analysis process, and discusses the management of both human and latent error. The second part focuses on failure analysis of various components such as bolted joints, mechanical seals, steam traps, gearboxes, bearings, couplings, pumps, and compressors. This authoritative volume: Illustrates how failures are associated with part integrity, a complete system, or the execution of an engineering process Describes how proper design, operation, and maintenance of the equipment help to enhance their reliability Covers analysis techniques and industry practices including 5-Why RCFA, fault tree analysis, Pareto charts, and Ishikawa diagrams Features a detailed case study

Creating the Twentieth Century Book

Creating the Twentieth Century


  • Author : Distinguished Professor Department of Environment Vaclav Smil
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2005-08-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195168747

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Creating the Twentieth Century Excerpt :

The two pre-World War I generations encompassed the greatest innovative period in history. Technical inventions of 1867-1914 & their rapid improvement & commercialisation created new prime movers, materials, infrastructures & information means that provided the lasting foundations of the modern world.

Nuclear Facilities Book

Nuclear Facilities


  • Author : Bill Collum
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-10-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 622
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081019399

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Nuclear Facilities Excerpt :

Designing new nuclear facilities is an extraordinarily complex exercise, often requiring teams of specialists several hundred strong. Nuclear Facilities: A Designer’s Guide provides an insight into each of the main contributors and shows how the whole design process is drawn together. Essential reading for all nuclear professionals: those already involved in the industry will gain knowledge that enables them to interact more effectively with colleagues in other disciplines. Its wealth of information will assist students and graduates in progressing more rapidly into fully rounded contributors to the nuclear facility design process. Whilst those joining nuclear from other industries will find a structured introduction to the nuclear world and discover what differentiates it from other spheres of engineering. A single, comprehensive text on nuclear facility design which covers all major aspects of the process Packed full of essential information, its complex subject matter is explained in a logical and comprehensible style Valuable to those involved in both new build and decommissioning projects Written by a highly respected expert in the nuclear industry

Thermal Power Plants Book

Thermal Power Plants


  • Author : Paweł Madejski
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-05-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789230789

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Thermal Power Plants Excerpt :

The demand for electricity and heat production is still largely covered by conventional thermal power plants based on fossil fuel combustion. Thermal power stations face a big challenge to meet the environmental requirements constantly keeping high process efficiency and avoiding lifetime shortening of critical components. In recent years, many activities have been observed to reduce pollutant emissions and optimize performance in thermal power plants. Increased share of renewable sources of energy in domestic markets enforces flexible operation and fast adjustment to actual demand. Gas power plants start to play a very important role in this process, allowing for rapid change of load and emission reduction. Operation under changing load together with keeping emissions at the accurate level requires constantly introducing new solutions and technologies as well as carrying out many research and development activities for optimization of the electricity and heat production process. The edited book is aimed to present new technologies, innovative solutions, measurement techniques, tools and computational methods dedicated to thermal power plants in the light of new trends and challenges.

100 Years of Power Plant Development Book

100 Years of Power Plant Development


  • Author : Heinz Termuehlen
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Mechanical
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054138568

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100 Years of Power Plant Development Excerpt :

Overviews the thermodynamic design concepts behind the most common types of power generation plants. Termuehlen, who is retired from Siemens, shows how advances in power plant technologies--especially the large steam and gas turbine design--have improved the performance of power stations, and how problems have been overcome. Nuclear power, co-generation, combined-cycle, and coal gasification plants are described. The final chapter identifies available fuel sources, and examines the best technologies for converting fuel into electric power with the lowest adverse effect on the environment. c. Book News Inc.

Efficiency of heat and work in a regional energy system Book

Efficiency of heat and work in a regional energy system


  • Author : Tommy Rosén
  • Publisher : Linköping University Electronic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 61
  • ISBN 10 : 9789179299347

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Efficiency of heat and work in a regional energy system Excerpt :

One of the largest flows of energy in Swedish municipalities is the fuel-energy flow through the regional combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The customer products from this flow are mainly electricity to the electricity grid and heat to the building sector. There are many ways to describe and examine this fuel-energy flow, and there are many perspectives. This thesis presents one perspective. It is a top-down, analytical and numerical perspective on the efficiency of heat and work in a regional energy system. The analysis focus on the present situation in Linköping municipality and aims at describing the energy efficiency improvement potential. Three subsystems are considered, the regional production of electricity, the regional production of heat, and the regional public transport by bus. These three systems are physically all heat engines i.e. engines that derive work and/or heat from fuel combustion processes. It is important to notice that the analysis in this thesis does not describe the theoretical improvement potential, that potential is considerably higher than the implementable potential, but of no practical use. Instead the analysis is as far as possible based on real world measured efficiencies and efficiency values of best practice (Best available technology). The analysis shows that hardware investments at the CHP plant can improve the electricity generation efficiency and thereby reduce CO2 emissions. The investments are in high pressure turbines, medium pressure turbines and preheaters. The size of the improvement is hard to quantify because it depends partly on unknown factors in the surrounding electricity market. In the studied system CO2 reduction could be as high as 40 - 60 %. The regionally produced biogas would be used more efficiently if it were used in the local combined cycle gas turbine instead of being used in internal combustion engines in buses. The buses would instead be electrically driven. This use of biogas would create a better i

Operator s Guide to General Purpose Steam Turbines Book

Operator s Guide to General Purpose Steam Turbines


  • Author : Robert X. Perez
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119294450

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Operator s Guide to General Purpose Steam Turbines Excerpt :

When installed and operated properly, general purpose steam turbines are reliable and tend to be forgotten, i.e., out of sound and out of mind. But, they can be sleeping giants that can result in major headaches if ignored. Three real steam turbine undesirable consequences that immediately come to mind are: Injury and secondary damage due to an overspeed failure. An overspeed failure on a big steam or gas turbine is one of the most frightening of industrial accidents. The high cost of an extensive overhaul due to an undetected component failure. A major steam turbine repair can cost ten or more times that of a garden variety centrifugal pump repair. Costly production loses due an extended outage if the driven pump or compressor train is unspared. The value of lost production can quickly exceed repair costs. A major goal of this book is to provide readers with detailed operating procedure aimed at reducing these risks to minimal levels. Start-ups are complicated by the fact that operators must deal with numerous start-up scenarios, such as: Commissioning a newly installed steam turbine Starting ups after a major steam turbine repair Starting up a proven steam turbine after an outage Overspeed trip testing It is not enough to simply have a set of procedures in the control room for reference. To be effective, operating procedures must be clearly written down, taught, and practiced—until they become habit.

Advances in Gas Turbine Technology Book

Advances in Gas Turbine Technology


  • Author : Ernesto Benini
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2011-11-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9789533076119

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Advances in Gas Turbine Technology Excerpt :

Gas turbine engines will still represent a key technology in the next 20-year energy scenarios, either in stand-alone applications or in combination with other power generation equipment. This book intends in fact to provide an updated picture as well as a perspective vision of some of the major improvements that characterize the gas turbine technology in different applications, from marine and aircraft propulsion to industrial and stationary power generation. Therefore, the target audience for it involves design, analyst, materials and maintenance engineers. Also manufacturers, researchers and scientists will benefit from the timely and accurate information provided in this volume. The book is organized into five main sections including 21 chapters overall: (I) Aero and Marine Gas Turbines, (II) Gas Turbine Systems, (III) Heat Transfer, (IV) Combustion and (V) Materials and Fabrication.