9780071418461: Steam Plant Operation

For nearly 70 years, Steam Plant Operation has been the definitive reference for system design to installation, operational features, expert maintenance and repairs. A classic reference for understanding power plant design and operation, this book has assisted more operators to pass licensing exams than any other text. Packed with illustrations and fundamental descriptions, Steam Plant Operation keeps the engineer or plant operator current for the safe operation, expert guidance on design of various systems and help with every aspect of steam plant operation.

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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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