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Standard Handbook of Powerplant Engineering / Edition 2

Standard Handbook of Powerplant Engineering / Edition 2


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070194359
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/1997
Edition description: REV
Pages: 1248
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.59(d)

About the Author

Thomas C. Elliott was an editor with McGraw-Hill's Power magazine, where he worked for over 20 years. Kao Chen, P.E. is president of Carl-sons Consulting Engineers in San Diego, California, a firm specializing in electrical and illuminating systems design and energy management. Robert Swanekamp, P.E. works as a consulting engineer in San Diego, California.

Table of Contents

Section I: Energy Resources for Power Generation.
Overview of U.
Energy Resources.
Oil and Natural Gas.
Nuclear Energy.
Hydroelectric Energy.
Solar Energy.
Geothermal Energy.
Wind Energy.
Biomass Energy.
Waste Fuels.
Section II: Steam Powerplants.
Steam Fundamentals.
Basic Powerplant Design.
Steam Generators.
Boiler Auxiliaries.
Cooling Towers and Air-Cooled Condensers.
Water Treatment.
Section III: Prime Movers.
Steam-Turbine Fundamentals.
Steam-Turbine Design.
Gas-Turbine Fundamentals.
Gas-Turbine Design.
Hydraulic Turbines.
Oil- and Gas-Fired Reciprocating Engines.
Section IV: Plant Electric Systems.
AC Generators and Generator Protection.
Transformers and Transformer Protection.
Electrical Interconnections.
In-Plant Electrical Distribution.
AC Motors and Their Applications.
Busway Applications.
Cable Applications.
Section V: Instrumentation and Control.
Powerplant Instruments.
Combustion Control and Burner Management.
Turbine and Engine Governors.
Key Systems and Components.
Human Engineering: Human-Machine Interface.
Section VI: Nuclear Plant Systems.
Fission Theory.
Nuclear Steam Supply Systems.
Nuclear Plant Operation, Maintenance, and Control.
Reactor Safety.
Section VII: Hydroelectric Power Stations.
General Features of a Hydroelectric Project.
Dams, Spillways, Water Conductors, and Powerhouses.
Auxiliary Mechanical Equipment.
Hydroelectric Generators, Transformers, and Controls.
Section VIII: Alternative Energy Plants—Emerging Technologies.
Solar Power Systems in Space.
Geothermal Power Systems.
Wind Energy Technology.
Wood/Biomass Powerplants.
Waste-Fired Plant Design.
Fuel Cell Plants.
Section IX: Environmental Controls.
Environmental Legisation and Regulation.
Air Emission Controls.
Water Emission Controls.
Solid Waste Management.
Powerplant Noise and Its Control.
Section X: Appendices: Conversion Factors.
Standard Nominal System Voltages and Voltage Ranges.

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