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The definitive steam plant operator's guidefully updated For more than 75 years, this book has been a trusted source of information on steam plant system design, installation, operation, maintenance, and repair. In-depth details on coal-fired, natural gas-fired, and nuclear power plants are included. Steam Plant Operation, Ninth Edition, introduces the subjects of wind and solar power and discusses the benefits and challenges of these resources in producing necessary and reliable electric power. New techniques for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and other particulates from steam plant operations are also addressed. This practical guide provides common power plant calculations such as plant heat rates, efficiency, pump flow and power requirements, combustion processes, and plant emission collection efficiency. The numerous illustrations and clear presentation of the material will assist you in preparing for power plant operator licensing exams. Approved methods of operating power plant equipment are also presented in this authoritative volume. Steam Plant Operation, Ninth Edition, covers: Steam and its importance Boilers Design and construction of boilers Combustion of fuels Boiler settings, combustion systems, and auxiliary equipment Boiler accessories Operation and maintenance of boilers Pumps 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
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Steam and Its Importance Chapter 2. Boilers Chapter 3. Design and Construction of Boilers Chapter 4. Combustion of Fuels Chapter 5. Boiler Settings, Combustion Systems, and Auxiliary Equipment Chapter 6. Boiler Accessories Chapter 7. Operation and Maintenance of Boilers Chapter 8. Pumps Chapter 9. Steam Turbines, Condensers, and Cooling Towers Chapter 10. Operating and Maintaining Steam Turbines, Condensers, Cooling Towers, and Auxiliaries Chapter 11. Auxiliary Steam-Plant Equipment Chapter 12. Environmental Control Systems Chapter 13. Waste-to-Energy Plants Appendix A. Unit Conversions Appendix B. Geometric Formulas Appendix C. Steam Tables and Charts Appendix D. Answers to Problems Glossary Index