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Power Generation Handbook (McGraw-Hill Handbooks)
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HERE'S ALL THE "WHAT TO DO" AND "HOW TO DO IT" STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION YOU'LL EVER NEED TO TACKLE EVEN THE TOUGHEST SELECTION, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE TASKS RELATED TO POWER GENERATION.
Written by hands-on industry expert, Power Generation Handbook provides the reader with a full understanding of all the components, calculations, and subsystems of the various types of gas turbines, steam power, co-generation, and combined cycle plants. The author also thoroughly examines other essential topics such as emission limits, monitoring, governing systems, as well as the economics of power generation.
All major component of power generation systems such as compressors, gas and steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, condensers, lubricating systems, transformers, and generators are discussed in full detail. Youll also find:
* Coverage of the latest in instrumentation and control systems for power generating equipment
* Operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting methods
* Tips on monitoring, controlling, and reducing emissions from power plants
* Calculations for gas turbine, steam power plant, co-generation, and combined cycles
Power Generation Handbook is truly a blueprint to maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of any power generating plant.
We’ve all lived through long hot summers with power shortages, brownouts, and blackouts. But at last, all the what-to-do and how-to-do it information you’ll need to handle a full range of operation and maintenance tasks at your fingertips. Written by a power industry expert, Power Generation Handbook: Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance helps you to gain a thorough understanding of all components, calculations, and subsystems of the various types of gas turbines, steam power plants, co-generation, and combined cycle plants.
Divided into five sections, Power Generation Handbook: Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance provides a thorough understanding of co-generation and combined cycle plants. Each of the components such as compressors, gas and steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, condensers, lubricating systems, transformers, and generators are covered in detail. The selection considerations, operation, maintenance and economics of co-generation plants and combined cycles as well as emission limits, monitoring and governing systems will also be covered thoroughly.
This all-in-one resource gives you step-by-step guidance on how to maximize the efficiency, reliability and longevity of your power generation plant.
About the Author
Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., P.Eng., was the recipient of the first Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the Professional Development Center at the University of Toronto in 1996. Mr. Kiameh has been an instructor at the University of Toronto, Professional Development Center and Educational Program Innovation Center where he teaches courses in Power Generation and Electrical and Mechanical Equipment.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Review of Thermodynamic Principles Chapter 2: Steam Power Plants Chapter 3: Steam Turbines and Auxiliaries Chapter 4: Turbine Governing Systems Chapter 5: Steam Chests and Valves Chapter 6: Turbine Protective Devices Chapter 7: Turbine Instrumentation Chapter 8: Lubrication Systems Chapter 9: Gland Sealing System Chapter 10: An Overview of Gas Turbines Chapter 11: Gas Turbine Compressors Chapter 12: Gas Turbine Combustors Chapter 13: Axial-Flow Turbines Chapter 14: Gas Turbine Materials Chapter 15: Gas Turbine Lubrication and Fuel Systems Chapter 16: Gas Turbine Bearings and Seals Chapter 17: Gas Turbine Instrumentation and Control Systems Chapter 18: Gas Turbine Performance Characteristics Chapter 19: Gas Turbine Operating and Maintenance Considerations Chapter 20: Gas Turbine Emission Guidelines and Control Methods Chapter 21: Combined Cycles Chapter 22: Selection Considerations of Combined Cycles and Cogeneration Plants Chapter 23: Applications of Cogeneration and Combined-Cycle Plants Chapter 24: Cogeneration Application Considerations Chapter 25: Economic and Technical Considerations for Combined-Cycle Performance — Enhancement Options Chapter 26: Fundamentals of Electrical Systems Chapter 27: Introduction to Machinery Principles Chapter 28: Transformers Chapter 29: Transformer Components and Maintenance Chapter 30: Ac Machine Fundamentals Chapter 31: Synchronous Generators Chapter 32: Generator Components, Auxiliaries, and Excitation Chapter 33: Generator Testing, Inspection, and Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions Index
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