|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
- Design and construction of boilers
- Combustion of fuels
- Boiler settings, combustion systems, and
- Boiler accessories
- Operation and maintenance of boilers
- 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