Standard Handbook of Powerplant Engineering by Thomas C. ElliottStandard Handbook of Powerplant Engineering by Thomas C. Elliott

Standard Handbook of Powerplant Engineering

byThomas C. Elliott, Kao Chen, Robert Swanekamp

Hardcover | October 22, 1997

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Extensively revised and updated, this new edition of a classic resource provides powerplant engineers with a full range of information from basic operations to leading-edge technologies, including steam generation, turbines and diesels, fuels and fuel handling, pollution control, plant electrical systems, and instrumentation and control. New material covers various energy resources for power generation, nuclear plant systems, hydroelectric power stations, alternative and cogeneration energy plants, and environmental controls. With over 600 drawings, diagrams, and photographs, it offers engineers and technicians the information needed to keep powerplants operating smoothly into the 21st century.
Thomas C. Elliott was an editor with McGraw-Hill's Power magazine, where he worked for over 20 years. Kao Chen, P.E. is president of Carl-sons Consulting Engineers in San Diego, California, a firm specializing in electrical and illuminating systems design and energy management. Robert Swanekamp, P.E. works as a consulting engineer in S...
Title:Standard Handbook of Powerplant EngineeringFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1248 pages, 9.3 × 6.4 × 2.59 inPublished:October 22, 1997Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0070194351

ISBN - 13:9780070194359

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Table of Contents

Section I: Energy Resources for Power Generation.Overview of U.S.Energy Resources.Coal.Oil and Natural Gas.Nuclear Energy.Hydroelectric Energy.Solar Energy.Geothermal Energy.Wind Energy.Biomass Energy.Waste Fuels.Section II: Steam Powerplants.Steam Fundamentals.Basic Powerplant Design.Steam Generators.Boiler Auxiliaries.Cooling Towers and Air-Cooled Condensers.Water Treatment.Section III: Prime Movers.Steam-Turbine Fundamentals.Steam-Turbine Design.Gas-Turbine Fundamentals.Gas-Turbine Design.Hydraulic Turbines.Oil- and Gas-Fired Reciprocating Engines.Section IV: Plant Electric Systems.AC Generators and Generator Protection.Transformers and Transformer Protection.Electrical Interconnections.In-Plant Electrical Distribution.AC Motors and Their Applications.Busway Applications.Cable Applications.Section V: Instrumentation and Control.Powerplant Instruments.Combustion Control and Burner Management.Turbine and Engine Governors.Key Systems and Components.Human Engineering: Human-Machine Interface.Section VI: Nuclear Plant Systems.Introduction.Fission Theory.Nuclear Steam Supply Systems.Nuclear Plant Operation, Maintenance, and Control.Reactor Safety.Regulation.Section VII: Hydroelectric Power Stations.General Features of a Hydroelectric Project.Dams, Spillways, Water Conductors, and Powerhouses.Auxiliary Mechanical Equipment.Hydroelectric Generators, Transformers, and Controls.Section VIII: Alternative Energy Plants--Emerging Technologies.Solar Power Systems in Space.Geothermal Power Systems.Wind Energy Technology.Wood/Biomass Powerplants.Waste-Fired Plant Design.Fuel Cell Plants.Section IX: Environmental Controls.Environmental Legisation and Regulation.Air Emission Controls.Water Emission Controls.Solid Waste Management.Powerplant Noise and Its Control.Section X: Appendices: Conversion Factors.Standard Nominal System Voltages and Voltage Ranges.Abbreviations.