Steam-plant Operation

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9780070361096: Steam-plant Operation

For more than 55 years, this book has been used by engineers and operators involved with steam plant equipment in heat, power, and process plants. Now, extensively revised and updated, the book covers not only the principles of combustion and the basic design, construction, and operation of boilers, but includes extensive treatments of the fundamentals of power plant equipment, including pumps, reciprocating steam engines, valve-operating mechanisms, turbines, and environmental control systems. Written in clear, straightforward language, this reference also contains a wealth of manufacturer's illustrations, plus sample calculations, and examples. The new sixth edition now features: coverage of waste-to-energy plants which are critical in solving the solid-waste problem; the newest power plant technology as well as the older, traditional types of equipment; a basic understanding of efficient operation with environmental control systems that meet requirements of the Clean Air Act; and the latest technical information for individuals preparing to take the operating license examinations. The book provides up-to-date expert information on boiler types, design, and construction, combustion fuels, boiler settings, combustion equipment, heating surfaces, boiler accessories, steam turbines and auxiliaries, and auxiliary steam-plant equipment. In all, the new sixth edition aims to provide engineers and operators with what they need to acheive greater plant efficiency and safety.

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#1 REFERENCE IN STEAM PLANT ENGINEERING

For nearly 70 years, this has been the definitive reference for steam plant system design, installation, operation, maintenance and repair. This trusted resource has assisted more operators to pass licensing exams than another text. Packed with illustrations and fundamental descriptions, Steam Plant Operation keeps readers current with the latest design methods of various systems and assists in all areas of steam plant operation.

Balancing theory and practice, Steam Plant Operation provides common power plant calculations such as plant heat rates; efficiency; pump flow and power requirements; combustion processes; and plant emission collection efficiency. Readers will also find valuable content on the approved methods of operating equipment found in power plants, making this an unmatched reference that will deliver value for years.

This major new edition provides significant updates on:
* Fluidized Bed Boilers * Combined Cycle Systems * Environmental Systems for Control of SO2, NOx and Particulates * Fuel and Ash Handling Systems Including Coal Storage Domes * Plant Auxiliary Systems

Inside Steam Plant Operation:
* Steam and Its Importance * Boilers * Design and Construction of Boilers * Combustion of Fuels * Combustion Equipment * Boiler Accessories * Operation and Maintenance of Boilers * Pumps * Steam Turbines and Electric Generators * Condensers * Cooling Towers * Plant Auxiliaries * Environmental Control Systems * Waste-to-Energy Plants

About the Author:

Everett B. Woodruff was a Project Engineer at A. M. Kinney, Inc., a leading architectural, engineering and design process firm. He was involved in the design of industrial and utility power plants and provided consultation in steam plant operation and maintenance; in plant performance test requirements; and in the development of overall power plant specifications.

Herbert B. Lammers was a consultant for various industries which were dependent upon steam power plants for their reliable source of power. He provided expertise in the efficient combustion of various fuels and in the economic operation and maintenance of boilers and the various power plant systems.

Thomas F. Lammers was a Senior Project Manager with Babcock & Wilcox Co., one of the world’s leading designers and suppliers of steam generating systems and related power plant equipment. During his 36 years with the company. Mr. Lammers had various management responsibilities in the areas of engineering, marketing and project management. He lives in Akron, Ohio.

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