Steam-plant Operation

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9780070717312: 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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A major update of the classic guide to steam power plant design,installation, operation, and maintenance.

A Major Reference in the Power Field For More Than 60 Years, this book has been updated to give you the latest fundamentals on steam power plant systems and operation and to assist you in preparing for local operating license examinations.

This clearly written book explains the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of boilers, combustion systems for firing various fuels with these boilers; the operation of turbines, condensers, cooling towers, and plant auxilliaries; environmental control systems and their requirements; features and advantages of waste-to-energy plants and material recovery for recycling facilities; and much more.

PACKED with manufacturers' illustrations, tables, and sample calculations, the update of this popular resource will place at your fingertips the information you need to achieve the understanding of power plant fundamentals, greater plant productivity, efficiency, and safety. With more than 30 percent new or revised material, the Seventh Edition features: New Information on the operational characteristics of fluidized bed boilers, cogeneration plants, and steam turbines. New data on pumps, valves, condensers, feed-water heaters and treatment systems, and cooling towers. The Latest safe practices and code rquirements. Means of achieving environmental emmission requirements, including the control of particulates, acid gases, and nitric oxides (NOx). Waste-to-energy methods as well as the complementary methods for the recovery and recycling of materials. Innovations in day-to-day operating procedures, including the advantages of various systems. Questions and problems at the end of each chapter.

About the Author:

Thomas F. Lammers was Senior Project Manager with Babcock and Wilcox, where he successfully managed projects in engineering, marketing, and project management for more than 35 years.

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