Steam Turbines: Design, Application, and Re-Rating

Hardcover | September 29, 2008

byHeinz P. Bloch, Murari Singh

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The latest design and manufacturing details in mechanical drive steam turbines

Steam Turbines shows how to select, improve, operate, and maintain high-quality mechanical drive steam turbines-with maximum efficiency and minimum downtime. This new Second Edition offers authoritative information on the operating characteristics, design features, reliability, and maintenance of all steam turbines. A complete sourcebook, Steam Turbines delivers the expertise required to capitalize on the latest steam turbine and intermediate transmission unit innovations--and improve a plant's efficiency, availability, and profitability.

Steam Turbines, Second Edition covers:

  • Variable speed drives and intermediate gearing used for major process machinery and cogeneration drives-- with completely updated content
  • Arrangement, material composition, and basic physical laws governing design of steam turbines
  • How to select optimum configurations, controls, and components
  • Options and ways to upgrade existing steam turbines

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The latest design and manufacturing details in mechanical drive steam turbinesSteam Turbines shows how to select, improve, operate, and maintain high-quality mechanical drive steam turbines-with maximum efficiency and minimum downtime. This new Second Edition offers authoritative information on the operating characteristics, design fe...

Heinz P. Bloch is a consulting engineer. Before retiring from Exxon in 1986 after over two decades of service, Mr. Bloch's professional career included long-term assignments as Exxon Chemical's Regional Machinery Specialist for the United States. He has also held machinery-oriented staff and line positions with Exxon affiliates in the...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:414 pages, 9.3 × 6.2 × 1.12 inPublished:September 29, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007150821X

ISBN - 13:9780071508216

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Turbine Casing and Major Stationary Components
Chapter 3. Bearings for Mechanical Drive Turbines
Chapter 4. Rotors for Impulse Turbines
Chapter 5. Rotors for Reaction Turbines
Chapter 6. Turbine Blade Design Overview
Chapter 7. Turbine Auxiliaries
Chapter 8. Governors and Control Systems
Chapter 9. Couplings and Coupling Considerations
Chapter 10. Rotor Dynamics Technology
Chapter 11. Campbell, Goodman, and SAFE Diagrams for Steam Turbine Blades
Chapter 12. Reaction vs. Impulse Type Steam Turbines
Chapter 13. Transmission Elements for High-Speed Turbo-machinery
Chapter 14. Shortcut Graphical Methods of Turbine Selection
Chapter 15. Elliott Shortcut Selection Method for Multivalve, Multistage Turbines
Chapter 16. Rerates, Upgrades, and Modifications
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Units of Measurement
Bibliography and List of Contributors
Index