Steam Plant Operation 9th Edition / Edition 9

Steam Plant Operation 9th Edition / Edition 9

by Everett Woodruff, Herbert Lammers, Thomas Lammers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071667962

ISBN-13: 9780071667968

Pub. Date: 08/22/2011

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The definitive guide for steam power plant systems and operation—fully updated

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

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The definitive guide for steam power plant systems and operation—fully updated

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
  • Waste-to-energy plants

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071667968
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/22/2011
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
250,581
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Steam and Its Importance

Chapter 2. Boilers

Chapter 3. Design and Construction of Boilers

Chapter 4. Combustion of Fuels

Chapter 5. Boiler Settings, Combustion Systems, and Auxiliary Equipment

Chapter 6. Boiler Accessories

Chapter 7. Operation and Maintenance of Boilers

Chapter 8. Pumps

Chapter 9. Steam Turbines, Condensers, and Cooling Towers

Chapter 10. Operating and Maintaining Steam Turbines, Condensers, Cooling Towers, and Auxiliaries

Chapter 11. Auxiliary Steam-Plant Equipment

Chapter 12. Environmental Control Systems

Chapter 13. Waste-to-Energy Plants

Appendix A. Unit Conversions

Appendix B. Geometric Formulas

Appendix C. Steam Tables and Charts

Appendix D. Answers to Problems

Glossary

Index

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