Technology & Engineering

Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis

Author: Gilberto Francisco Martha de Souza

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447123093

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 2679

The analysis of the reliability and availability of power plants is frequently based on simple indexes that do not take into account the criticality of some failures used for availability analysis. This criticality should be evaluated based on concepts of reliability which consider the effect of a component failure on the performance of the entire plant. System reliability analysis tools provide a root-cause analysis leading to the improvement of the plant maintenance plan. Taking in view that the power plant performance can be evaluated not only based on thermodynamic related indexes, such as heat-rate, Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis focuses on the presentation of reliability-based tools used to define performance of complex systems and introduces the basic concepts of reliability, maintainability and risk analysis aiming at their application as tools for power plant performance improvement, including: · selection of critical equipment and components, · definition of maintenance plans, mainly for auxiliary systems, and · execution of decision analysis based on risk concepts. The comprehensive presentation of each analysis allows future application of the methodology making Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis a key resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in mechanical and nuclear engineering.
Technology & Engineering

Combined Cycle Driven Efficiency for Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants

An Innovative Design Approach

Author: Bahman Zohuri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319155601

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 359

View: 3854

Introduces the concept of combined cycles for next generation nuclear power plants, explaining how recent advances in gas turbines have made these systems increasingly desirable for efficiency gains and cost-of-ownership reduction. Promulgates modelling and analysis techniques to identify opportunities for increased thermodynamic efficiency and decreased water usage over current Light Water Reactor (LWR) systems. Examines all power conversion aspects, from the fluid exiting the reactor to energy releases into the environment, with special focus on heat exchangers and turbo-machinery. Provides examples of small projects to facilitate nuanced understanding of the theories and implementation of combined-cycle nuclear plants. This book explores combined cycle driven efficiency of new nuclear power plants and describes how to model and analyze a nuclear heated multi-turbine power conversion system operating with atmospheric air as the working fluid. The included studies are intended to identify paths for future work on next generation nuclear power plants (GEN-IV), leveraging advances in natural-gas-fired turbines that enable coupling salt-cooled, helium-cooled, and sodium-cooled reactors to a Nuclear Air-Brayton Combined Cycle (NACC). These reactors provide the option of operating base-load nuclear plants with variable electricity output to the grid using natural gas or stored heat to produce peak power. The author describes overall system architecture, components and detailed modelling results of Brayton-Rankine Combined Cycle power conversion systems and Recuperated Brayton Cycle systems, since they offer the highest overall energy conversion efficiencies. With ever-higher temperatures predicted in GEN-IV plants, this book’s investigation of potential avenues for thermodynamic efficiency gains will be of great interest to nuclear engineers and researchers, as well as power plant operators and students.
Technology & Engineering

Combined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation

Author: Ashok D Rao

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857096184

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 2402

Combined cycle power plants are one of the most promising ways of improving fossil-fuel and biomass energy production. The combination of a gas and steam turbine working in tandem to produce power makes this type of plant highly efficient and allows for CO2 capture and sequestration before combustion. This book provides a comprehensive review of the design, engineering and operational issues of a range of advanced combined cycle plants. After introductory chapters on basic combined cycle power plant and advanced gas turbine design, the book reviews the main types of combined cycle system. Chapters discuss the technology, efficiency and emissions performance of natural gas-fired combined cycle (NGCC) and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) as well as novel humid air cycle, oxy-combustion turbine cycle systems. The book also reviews pressurised fluidized bed combustion (PFBC), externally fired combined cycle (EFCC), hybrid fuel cell turbine (FC/GT), combined cycle and integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) systems. The final chapter reviews techno-economic analysis of combined cycle systems. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Combined cycle systems for near-zero emission power generation is a standard reference for both industry practitioners and academic researchers seeking to improve the efficiency and environmental impact of power plants. Provides a comprehensive review of the design, engineering and operational issues of a range of advanced combined cycle plants Introduces basic combined cycle power plant and advanced gas turbine design and reviews the main types of combined cycle systems Discusses the technology, efficiency and emissions performance of natural gas-fired combined cycle (NGCC) systems and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) systems, as well as novel humid air cycle systems and oxy-combustion turbine cycle systems

Gasturbinen Handbuch

Author: Meherwan P. Boyce

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642598412

Category: Science

Page: 593

View: 5349

Dieses amerikanische Standardwerk wurde vom Übersetzer angepaßt auf die deutschen Verhältnisse. Es bietet wertvolle Informationen für Installation, Betrieb und Wartung, technische Details der Auslegung, Kennzahlen und vieles mehr.
Business & Economics

Energy Audit

thermal power, combined cycle, and cogeneration plants

Author: Y. P. Abbi

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179933113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3943

The availability of fossil fuels required for power plants is reducing and their costs increasing rapidly. This gives rise to increase in the cost of generation of electricity. But electricity regulators have to control the price of electricity so that consumers are not stressed with high costs. In addition, environmental considerations are forcing power plants to reduce CO2 emissions. Under these circumstances, power plants are constantly under pressure to improve the efficiency of operating plants, and to reduce fuel consumption. In order to progress in this direction, it is important that power plants regularly audit their energy use in terms of the operating plant heat rate and auxiliary power consumption. Energy Audit of Thermal Power, Combined Cycle, and Cogeneration Plants attempts to refresh the fundamentals of the science and engineering of thermal power plants, and establishes its link with the real power plant performance data through case studies, and further developing techno-economics of the energy efficiency improvement measures. This book will rekindle interest in energy audits and analysis of the data for designing and implementation of energy conservation measures on a continuous basis.
Technology & Engineering

Application of Compact Heat Exchangers For Combined Cycle Driven Efficiency In Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants

A Novel Approach

Author: Bahman Zohuri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319235370

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 366

View: 5174

Covers the fundamentals of combined-cycle plants to provide background for understanding the progressive design approaches at the heart of the text Discusses the types of compact heat exchanger surfaces, suggesting novel designs that can be considered for optimal cost effectiveness and maximum energy production Undertakes the thermal analysis of these compact heat exchangers throughout the life cycle, from the design perspective through operational and safety assurance stages This book describes the quest to create novel designs for compact heat exchangers in support of emergent combined cycle nuclear plants. The text opens with a concise explanation of the fundamentals of combined cycles, describing their efficiency impacts on electrical power generation systems. It then covers the implementation of these principles in nuclear reactor power systems, focusing on the role of compact heat exchangers in the combined cycle loop and applying them to the challenges facing actual nuclear power systems. The various types of compact heat exchanger surfaces and designs are given thorough consideration before the author turns his attention to discussing current and projected reactor systems, and how the novel design of these compact heat e xchangers can be applied to innovative designs, operation and safety analyses to optimize thermal efficiency. The book is written at an undergraduate level, but will be useful to practicing engineers and scientists as well.

Thermoökonomische Bewertung des Organic Rankine Cycles bei der Stromerzeugung aus industrieller Abwärme

Author: Markus Preißinger

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832538666


Page: 190

View: 5552

Viele Industriezweige sind sehr energieintensiv; für ihre Prozesse benötigen sie nicht nur viel Energie, sondern setzen auch einen großen Teil davon wieder als Wärme frei. Diese kann im günstigen Fall direkt im Prozess oder anderweitig im Betrieb weiterverwendet werden. Meist werden aber große Mengen als Abwärme ungenutzt an die Umgebung abgegeben. Es liegt nahe, solche Abwärme in elektrische Energie umzuwandeln, der als Strom leichter zu transportieren ist als Wärme. Als eine hierfür besonders aussichtsreiche Technologie hat sich der Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) erwiesen. Im Unterschied zum konventionellen Dampfkraftprozess wird hierbei als Arbeitsmedium nicht Wasser sondern ein organisches Fluid eingesetzt. Hierzu sind die Prozessführung und einige Anlagenkomponenten an das jeweilige Arbeitsmittel anzupassen. Jede nichtoptimale Auslegung verschlechtert die Wirtschaftlichkeit und engt den Markt der auch ökonomisch sinnvollen Anwendungen ein. In diesem Band wird eine systematische thermoökonomische Beschreibung des ORC-Prozesses vorgestellt, wobei besonders der Anwendungsbereich der industriellen Abwärme untersucht wird.

Advanced Energy Systems, Second Edition

Author: Nikolai V. Khartchenko,Vadym M. Kharchenko

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482216884

Category: Science

Page: 630

View: 806

This second edition to a popular first provides a comprehensive, fully updated treatment of advanced conventional power generation and cogeneration plants, as well as alternative energy technologies. Organized into two parts: Conventional Power Generation Technology and Renewable and Emerging Clean Energy Systems, the book covers the fundamentals, analysis, design, and practical aspects of advanced energy systems, thus supplying a strong theoretical background for highly efficient energy conversion. New and enhanced topics include: Large-scale solar thermal electric and photovoltaic (PV) plants Advanced supercritical and ultra-supercritical steam power generation technologies Advanced coal- and gas-fired power plants (PP) with high conversion efficiency and low environmental impact Hybrid/integrated (i.e., fossil fuel + REN) power generation technologies, such as integrated solar combined-cycle (ISCC) Clean energy technologies, including "clean coal," H2 and fuel cell, plus integrated power and cogeneration plants (i.e., conventional PP + fuel cell stacks) Emerging trends, including magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)-generator and controlled thermonuclear fusion reactor technologies with low/zero CO2 emissions Large capacity offshore and on-land wind farms, as well as other renewable (REN) power generation technologies using hydro, geothermal, ocean, and bio energy systems Containing over 50 solved examples, plus problem sets, full figures, appendices, references, and property data, this practical guide to modern energy technologies serves energy engineering students and professionals alike in design calculations of energy systems.
Technology & Engineering

Challenges of Power Engineering and Environment

Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Engineering 2007

Author: Ke-fa Cen,Yong Chi,Jianhua Yan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540766940

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1420

View: 8443

This book is the proceedings of the International Conference on Power Engineering-2007. The fields of this book include power engineering and relevant environmental issues. The recent technological advances in power engineering and related areas are introduced. This book is valuable for researchers, engineers and students majoring in power engineering.
Technology & Engineering

Conversion of Coal-Fired Power Plants to Cogeneration and Combined-Cycle

Thermal and Economic Effectiveness

Author: Ryszard Bartnik,Zbigniew Buryn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780857298560

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 154

View: 5908

Conversion of Coal-Fired Power Plant to Cogeneration and Combined-Cycle presents the methodology, calculation procedures and tools used to support enterprise planning for adapting power stations to cogeneration and combined-cycle forms. The authors analyze the optimum selection of the structure of heat exchangers in a 370 MW power block, the structure of heat recovery steam generators and gas turbines. Conversion of Coal-Fired Power Plant to Cogeneration and Combined-Cycle also addresses the problems of converting existing power plants to dual-fuel gas-steam combined-cycle technologies coupled with parallel systems. Conversion of Coal-Fired Power Plant to Cogeneration and Combined-Cycle is an informative monograph written for researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers in power engineering.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocProS 2011) December 20-22, 2011

Author: Kusum Deep,Atulya Nagar,Millie Pant,Jagdish Chand Bansal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132204913

Category: Computers

Page: 1059

View: 5805

The objective is to provide the latest developments in the area of soft computing. These are the cutting edge technologies that have immense application in various fields. All the papers will undergo the peer review process to maintain the quality of work.

Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies

A Transformational Journey

Author: Sudipta De,Santanu Bandyopadhyay,Mohsen Assadi,Deb A Mukherjee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811071888

Category: Science

Page: 450

View: 455

This book presents a state-of-the-art compilation focusing on both technological and policy aspects of sustainable energy production and consumption, which deals with issues like the need for and planning of smart cities, alternative transport fuel options, sustainable power production, pollution control technologies etc. The book comprises contributions from experts from all over the world, and addresses energy sustainability from different viewpoints. Specifically, the book focuses on energy sustainability in the Indian scenario with a background of the global perspective. Contributions from academia, policy makers and industry are included to address the challenge from different perspectives. The contents of this book will prove useful to researchers, professionals, and policy makers working in the area of green and sustainable energy.
Technology & Engineering

Combined Power Plants

Including Combined Cycle Gas Turbined CCGT Plants

Author: J Horlock

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323156541

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 2196

Combined Power Plants
Technology & Engineering

CO2: Abtrennung, Speicherung, Nutzung

Ganzheitliche Bewertung im Bereich von Energiewirtschaft und Industrie

Author: Manfred Fischedick,Klaus Görner,Margit Thomeczek

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642195288

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 855

View: 4506

Ausgehend von den naturwissenschaftlichen und technischen Grundlagen werden in dem Band Technologien zur Abscheidung, Speicherung und Nutzung von klimaschädlichem CO2 vorgestellt. Der Stand der Technik wird dargelegt, die Energiebilanzen verschiedener Techniken verglichen, rechtliche, wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftspolitische Aspekte beschrieben und darüber hinaus die Standpunkte der verschiedenen Interessengruppen vorgestellt. Um sachlich informieren zu können, legen die Autoren die Kriterien für die Bewertung der einzelnen Sichtweisen offen.
Power (Mechanics)

Pow Plant Engg

Author: P. K. Nag

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070648159

Category: Power (Mechanics)

Page: 950

View: 6649

Meant for the undergraduate course on Power Plant Engineering studied by the mechanical engineering students, this book is a comprehensive and up-to-date offering on the subject. It has detailed coverage on hydro-electric, diesel engine and gas turbine power plants. Plenty of solved examples, exercise questions and illustrations make this a very student friendly text.