Power Generation Handbook : Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-08-28
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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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, Maintenancehelps 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, Maintenanceprovides 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.

Author Biography

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

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