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Extensively revised and updated, this new edition of a classic resource provides powerplant engineers with a full range of information from basic operations to leading-edge technologies, including steam generation, turbines and diesels, fuels and fuel handling, pollution control, plant electrical systems, and instrumentation and control. New material covers various energy resources for power generation, nuclear plant systems, hydroelectric power stations, alternative and cogeneration energy plants, and environmental controls. With over 600 drawings, diagrams, and photographs, it offers engineers and technicians the information needed to keep powerplants operating smoothly into the 21st century.
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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.
Oil and Natural Gas.
Section II: Steam Powerplants.
Basic Powerplant Design.
Cooling Towers and Air-Cooled Condensers.
Section III: Prime Movers.
Oil- and Gas-Fired Reciprocating Engines.
Section IV: Plant Electric Systems.
AC Generators and Generator Protection.
Transformers and Transformer Protection.
In-Plant Electrical Distribution.
AC Motors and Their Applications.
Section V: Instrumentation and Control.
Combustion Control and Burner Management.
Turbine and Engine Governors.
Key Systems and Components.
Human Engineering: Human-Machine Interface.
Section VI: Nuclear Plant Systems.
Nuclear Steam Supply Systems.
Nuclear Plant Operation, Maintenance, and Control.
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 PlantsEmerging Technologies.
Solar Power Systems in Space.
Geothermal Power Systems.
Wind Energy Technology.
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.