Combined Cycle Gas Steam Turbine Power Plants

Author: Rolf Kehlhofer
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593701680
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Technology & Engineering

With this third edition, international expert Rolf Kehlhofer leads a team of eminent engineers for the long-awaited update of the 'bible' for combined-cycle plants. Recognized as the foremost technical and economic reference for these complex facilities, ""Combined-Cycle for Gas & Steam Turbine Power Plants, 3rd Edition"", still offers the backbone of basics in system layout, details on controls and automation, and operating instructions. New information includes a chapter devoted to the integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), in-depth technical information on heat recovery steam generator, and a diverse group of real-world combined-cycle plant case studies.

Combined cycle Gas Steam Turbine Power Plants

Author: Rolf Kehlhofer
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0878147365
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This title provides a reference on technical and economic factors of combined-cycle applications within the utility and cogeneration markets. Kehlhofer - and hos co-authors give the reader tips on system layout, details on controls and automation, and operating instructions.

Advances in Steam Turbines for Modern Power Plants

Author: Tadashi Tanuma
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9780081003251
Release Date: 2017-02-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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 measurement Written by a range of experts in the area Provides an overview of turbine retrofitting and advanced applications in power generation

Energy Audit

Author: Y. P. Abbi
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
ISBN: 9788179933114
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The availability of fossil fuels required for power plants is reducing and their costs increasing rapidly. This gives rise to increase in the cost of generation of electricity. But electricity regulators have to control the price of electricity so that consumers are not stressed with high costs. In addition, environmental considerations are forcing power plants to reduce CO2 emissions. Under these circumstances, power plants are constantly under pressure to improve the efficiency of operating plants, and to reduce fuel consumption. In order to progress in this direction, it is important that power plants regularly audit their energy use in terms of the operating plant heat rate and auxiliary power consumption. Energy Audit of Thermal Power, Combined Cycle, and Cogeneration Plants attempts to refresh the fundamentals of the science and engineering of thermal power plants, and establishes its link with the real power plant performance data through case studies, and further developing techno-economics of the energy efficiency improvement measures. This book will rekindle interest in energy audits and analysis of the data for designing and implementation of energy conservation measures on a continuous basis.

Generating Power at High Efficiency

Author: E Jeffs
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781845694548
Release Date: 2008-04-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Combined cycle technology is used to generate power at one of the highest levels of efficiency of conventional power plants. It does this through primary generation from a gas turbine coupled with secondary generation from a steam turbine powered by primary exhaust heat. Generating power at high efficiency thoroughly charts the development and implementation of this technology in power plants and looks to the future of the technology, noting the advantages of the most important technical features – including gas turbines, steam generator, combined heat and power and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) – with their latest applications. Reviews key developments in combined cycle technology Uses examples drawn from plants around the world Looks at how combined cycle technology can evolve to meet future energy needs

Power Generation Handbook 2 E

Author: Philip Kiameh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071772327
Release Date: 2011-10-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO POWER GENERATION--FULLY REVISED Updated throughout to cover the latest technologies and applications, Power Generation Handbook, Second Edition, focuses on the basics of power generation using gas turbine, steam, wind, solar, co-generation, and combined-cycle power plants. Other essential topics such as calculations, efficient plant design, emission limits, monitoring, and the economics of power generation are discussed in detail. A real-world case study illustrates the material presented in this authoritative resource. Coverage includes: All components and subsystems of the various types of gas turbine, steam power, co-generation, combined-cycle, wind turbine, solar power, and generator plants Advantages, applications, performance, and economics of low-emission, high-efficiency power plants Selection, operation, and maintenance of gas turbines, steam turbines, valves, compressors, governing systems, combustors, de-aerators, feedwater heaters, transformers, generators, wind turbines and generators, and solar power stations Monitoring and control of all power station environmental emissions Power station performance monitoring and performance enhancement options

100 Years of Power Plant Development

Author: Heinz Termuehlen
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN: 0791801594
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Science

100 Years of Power Plant Development presents the evolution of power plant concepts. The author provides thermodynamic design concepts of a large variety of power plants, with comparisons, based on realistic performance levels. The historical overview extends to plant concepts for the future, and considers the latest advances with improved thermodynamic performance and emissions/carbon dioxide discharge. Key areas include: Fossil steam turbine power plants, Nuclear power plants, Co-generation plants, Gas turbine peaking power plants, Repowering steam turbines with gas turbines, and Coal gasification and other advanced combined-cycle plants. In addition, the author examines issues such as available fuel sources and developing/applying the best technology for converting the fuel into electric power with the lowest adverse effect on the environment.

Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis

Author: Gilberto Francisco Martha de Souza
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781447123095
Release Date: 2012-01-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The analysis of the reliability and availability of power plants is frequently based on simple indexes that do not take into account the criticality of some failures used for availability analysis. This criticality should be evaluated based on concepts of reliability which consider the effect of a component failure on the performance of the entire plant. System reliability analysis tools provide a root-cause analysis leading to the improvement of the plant maintenance plan. Taking in view that the power plant performance can be evaluated not only based on thermodynamic related indexes, such as heat-rate, Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis focuses on the presentation of reliability-based tools used to define performance of complex systems and introduces the basic concepts of reliability, maintainability and risk analysis aiming at their application as tools for power plant performance improvement, including: · selection of critical equipment and components, · definition of maintenance plans, mainly for auxiliary systems, and · execution of decision analysis based on risk concepts. The comprehensive presentation of each analysis allows future application of the methodology making Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis a key resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Power Plant Engineering 4e

Author: P. K. Nag
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9789339204051
Release Date: 2014-08-31
Genre:

The fourth edition of this hallmark text continues to provide the right blend of theory, design and practice.Analytical and theoretical treatment of the concepts along with an up-to-date coverage makes this book a must have for all Salient Features • In depth coverage of Hydroelectric, Diesel Engine and Gas Turbine Power Plants • Chapter on Non-Conventional Power Generation and Environmental Degradation and Use of Renewable Energy • Unique coverage on Energy Storage Mechanisms

Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide

Author: Philip Kiameh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071772211
Release Date: 2011-12-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SELECTING, OPERATING, AND MAINTAINING POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide provides detailed coverage of different types of power plants such as modern co-generation, combined-cycle, and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants. The book describes the design, selection, operation, maintenance, and economics of all these power plants. The best available power enhancement options are discussed, including duct burners, evaporative cooling, inlet-air chilling, absorption chilling, steam and water injection, and peak firing. This in-depth resource addresses the sizing, selection, calculations, operation, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, maintenance, and refurbishment of all power plant equipment, including steam turbines, steam generators, boilers, condensers, heat exchangers, gas turbines, compressors, pumps, advanced sealing mechanisms, magnetic bearings, and advanced generators. Coverage includes: Methods for enhancing the reliability and maintainability of all power plants Economic analysis of modern co-generation and combined-cycle plants Selection of the best emission-reduction method for power plants Preventive and predictive maintenance required for power plants Gas turbine applications in power plants, protective systems, and tests

Combined Cycle Driven Efficiency for Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants

Author: Bahman Zohuri
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319155609
Release Date: 2015-03-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Introduces the concept of combined cycles for next generation nuclear power plants, explaining how recent advances in gas turbines have made these systems increasingly desirable for efficiency gains and cost-of-ownership reduction. Promulgates modelling and analysis techniques to identify opportunities for increased thermodynamic efficiency and decreased water usage over current Light Water Reactor (LWR) systems. Examines all power conversion aspects, from the fluid exiting the reactor to energy releases into the environment, with special focus on heat exchangers and turbo-machinery. Provides examples of small projects to facilitate nuanced understanding of the theories and implementation of combined-cycle nuclear plants. This book explores combined cycle driven efficiency of new nuclear power plants and describes how to model and analyze a nuclear heated multi-turbine power conversion system operating with atmospheric air as the working fluid. The included studies are intended to identify paths for future work on next generation nuclear power plants (GEN-IV), leveraging advances in natural-gas-fired turbines that enable coupling salt-cooled, helium-cooled, and sodium-cooled reactors to a Nuclear Air-Brayton Combined Cycle (NACC). These reactors provide the option of operating base-load nuclear plants with variable electricity output to the grid using natural gas or stored heat to produce peak power. The author describes overall system architecture, components and detailed modelling results of Brayton-Rankine Combined Cycle power conversion systems and Recuperated Brayton Cycle systems, since they offer the highest overall energy conversion efficiencies. With ever-higher temperatures predicted in GEN-IV plants, this book’s investigation of potential avenues for thermodynamic efficiency gains will be of great interest to nuclear engineers and researchers, as well as power plant operators and students.