Powerplant Technology

Powerplant Technology
  • Author : M.M. El-Wakil
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
  • Pages : 861
  • Relase : 1985-01
  • ISBN : 0070662746

Powerplant Technology Book Review:

This text is designed for courses in powerplant technology, powerplant engineering, and energy conversion offered in departments of mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. It is also suitable as a supplement to courses in energy analysis offered in mechanical or nuclear engineering departments or energy analysis programs. It covers fossil, nuclear and renewable-energy powerplants with equal emphasis, giving students a complete and detailed understanding of the entire spectrum of power generation systems.

Comparison of Powerplant Technology and Costs in the USSR and the United States

Comparison of Powerplant Technology and Costs in the USSR and the United States
  • Author : United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Office of Research and Reports
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 36
  • Relase : 1965
  • ISBN : UOM:39015004482843

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Comparison of Powerplant Technology and Costs in the USSR and the United States

Comparison of Powerplant Technology and Costs in the USSR and the United States
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 1965
  • ISBN : IND:30000139854875

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Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology

Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology
  • Author : Dermot Roddy
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2010-05-24
  • ISBN : 9781845699468

Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology Book Review:

Fossil-fuel power plants account for the majority of worldwide power generation. Increasing global energy demands, coupled with issues of ageing and inefficient power plants, have led to new power plant construction programmes. As cheaper fossil fuel resources are exhausted and emissions criteria are tightened, utilities are turning to power plants designed with performance in mind to satisfy requirements for improved capacity, efficiency, and environmental characteristics. Advanced power plant materials, design and technology provides a comprehensive reference on the state of the art of gas-fired and coal-fired power plants, their major components and performance improvement options. Part one critically reviews advanced power plant designs which target both higher efficiency and flexible operation, including reviews of combined cycle technology and materials performance issues. Part two reviews major plant components for improved operation, including advanced membrane technology for both hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) separation, as well as flue gas handling technologies for improved emissions control of sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), mercury, ash and particulates. The section concludes with coverage of high-temperature sensors, and monitoring and control technology that are essential to power plant operation and performance optimisation. Part three begins with coverage of low-rank coal upgrading and biomass resource utilisation for improved power plant fuel flexibility. Routes to improve the environmental impact are also reviewed, with chapters detailing the integration of underground coal gasification and the application of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage. Finally, improved generation performance is reviewed with coverage of syngas and hydrogen (H2) production from fossil-fuel feedstocks. With its distinguished international team of contributors, Advanced power plant materials, design and technology is a standard reference for all power plant engineers and operators, as well as to academics and researchers in this field. Provides a comprehensive reference on the state-of-the-art gas-fired and coal-fired power plants, their major components and performance improvement options Examines major plant components for improved operation as well as flue gas handling technologies for improved emissions control Routes to improve environmental impact are discussed with chapters detailing the integration of underground coal gasification

Virtual Power Plant System Integration Technology

Virtual Power Plant System Integration Technology
  • Author : Chuzo Ninagawa
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2021-10-07
  • ISBN : 9789811661488

Virtual Power Plant System Integration Technology Book Review:

This book focuses on building air conditioning demand response and power storage batteries as the resources that make up the virtual power plant. The research and its outcomes presented in this book provide an overview of virtual power plant technology. The contents focus on both fundamentals and advanced topics such as role of central power supply control office, battery charge and discharge control system, power system simulation, system design for practical application, etc. This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing insight to students, engineers, and researchers in the field of power systems

Solar Chimney Power Plant Generating Technology

Solar Chimney Power Plant Generating Technology
  • Author : Tingzhen Ming
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 246
  • Relase : 2016-03-15
  • ISBN : 9780128092934

Solar Chimney Power Plant Generating Technology Book Review:

Solar Chimney Power Plant Generating Technology presents the latest advanced solar chimney power generating technologies to help engineers acquire a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental theories, technologies, and applications of solar chimney power generating systems. The book includes comprehensive theories, very detailed technologies, and many well-illustrated, basic configurations of different types of systems, enabling readers to understand the fundamental theory, the design methods of solar chimney systems, and the basic parameters of the construction and operation of these systems. Includes comprehensive theories, very detailed technologies, and many basic configurations of different types of systems Covers the basic mechanisms of fluid flow, heat transfer, power output, energy storage, and operational procedures of SCPPS (solar chimney power plant system) turbines Focuses on thermodynamic theory, helio-aero-gravity effect, fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics, design for SC turbine, energy storage, and the effect of ambient crosswinds

The Giza Power Plant

The Giza Power Plant
  • Author : Christopher Dunn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 1998-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781591439059

The Giza Power Plant Book Review:

Did a highly advanced civilization exist in prehistory? Is the Giza Pyramid a remnant of their technology? Then, what was the power source that fueled such a civilization? The technology of harmonic resonance, claims renowned master craftsman and engineer Christopher Dunn. In a brilliant piece of reverse engineering based on twenty years of research, Dunn reveals that the Great Pyramid of Giza was actually a large acoustical device! By its size and dimensions, this crystal edifice created a harmonic resonance with the Earth and converted Earth's vibrational energies to microwave radiation. The author shows how the pyramid's numerous chambers and passageways were positioned with the deliberate precision to maximize its acoustical qualities. This may be the same technology discovered by Nikola Tesla and the solution to our own clean energy needs.

Modular High-temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Power Plant

Modular High-temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Power Plant
  • Author : Kurt Kugeler,Zuoyi Zhang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 893
  • Relase : 2018-10-05
  • ISBN : 9783662577127

Modular High-temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Power Plant Book Review:

"Modular High-temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Power Plant" introduces the power plants driven by modular high temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTR), which are characterized by their inherent safety features and high output temperatures. HTRs have the potential to be adopted near demand side to supply both electricity and process heat, directly replacing conventional fossil fuels. The world is confronted with two dilemmas in the energy sector, namely climate change and energy supply security. HTRs have the potential to significantly alleviate these concerns. This book will provide readers with a thorough understanding of HTRs, their history, principles, and fields of application. The book is intended for researchers and engineers involved with nuclear engineering and energy technology.

Power Plant Engineering

Power Plant Engineering
  • Author : Farshid Zabihian
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1250
  • Relase : 2021-06-27
  • ISBN : 9781498707138

Power Plant Engineering Book Review:

Our lives and the functioning of modern societies are intimately intertwined with electricity consumption. We owe our quality of life to electricity. However, the electricity generation industry is partly responsible for some of the most pressing challenges we currently face, including climate change and the pollution of natural environments, energy inequality, and energy insecurity. Maintaining our standard of living while addressing these problems is the ultimate challenge for the future of humanity. The objective of this book is to equip engineering and science students and professionals to tackle this task. Written by an expert with over 25 years of combined academic and industrial experience in the field, this comprehensive textbook covers both fossil fuels and renewable power generation technologies. For each topic, fundamental principles, historical backgrounds, and state-of-the-art technologies are covered. Conventional power production technologies, steam power plants, gas turbines, and combined cycle power plants are presented. For steam power plants, the historical background, thermodynamic principles, steam generators, combustion systems, emission reduction technologies, steam turbines, condensate-feedwater systems, and cooling systems are covered in separate chapters. Similarly, the historical background and thermodynamic principles of gas turbines, along with comprehensive discussions on compressors, combustors, and turbines, are presented and then followed with combined cycle power plants. The second half of the book deals with renewable energy sources, including solar photovoltaic systems, solar thermal power plants, wind turbines, ocean energy systems, and geothermal power plants. For each energy source, the available energy and its variations, historical background, operational principles, basic calculations, current and future technologies, and environmental impacts are presented. Finally, energy storage systems as required technologies to address the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources are covered. While the book has been written with the needs of undergraduate and graduate college students in mind, professionals interested in widening their understanding of the field can also benefit from it.

Nuclear Power Plant Development

Nuclear Power Plant Development
  • Author : Cyril Chern
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 552
  • Relase : 2021-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781000330380

Nuclear Power Plant Development Book Review:

Nuclear Power Plant Development covers the intricacies of developing a nuclear power plant project from a construction and legal standpoint. It deals with structuring, drafting, and negotiating a wide range of standard and specialised contracts relating to the development of nuclear power-generation projects and also covers the other forms of power-generating facilities. It covers the forms of contract, the law involved internationally, and potential areas of pitfalls and how to avoid them in a systematic format covering various forms of projects. It is suitable for solicitors and barristers involved in the contracting for such facilities and the handling of litigation related to them, government officials involved in the commissioning and development of nuclear facilities for regional governments, and engineers and contractors involved in the actual work of design and contract administration and dispute resolution.

Vibrations of Power Plant Machines

Vibrations of Power Plant Machines
  • Author : Franz Herz,Rainer Nordmann
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 251
  • Relase : 2020-03-16
  • ISBN : 9783030373443

Vibrations of Power Plant Machines Book Review:

This book offers professionals working at power plants guidelines and best practices for vibration problems, in order to help them identify the respective problem, grasp it, and successfully solve it. The book provides very little theoretical information (which is readily available in the existing literature) and doesn’t assume that readers have an extensive mathematical background; rather, it presents a range of well-documented, real-world case studies and examples drawn from the authors’ 50 years of experience at jobsites. Vibration problems don’t crop up very often, thanks to good maintenance and support, but if and when they do, most power plants have very little experience in assessing and solving them. Accordingly, the case studies discussed here will equip power plant engineers to quickly evaluate the vibration problem at hand (by deciding whether the machine is at risk or can continue operating) and find a practical solution.

Scheduling and Operation of Virtual Power Plants

Scheduling and Operation of Virtual Power Plants
  • Author : Ali Zangeneh,Moein Moeini-Aghtaie
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 450
  • Relase : 2022-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780323852685

Scheduling and Operation of Virtual Power Plants Book Review:

Scheduling and Operation of Virtual Power Plants: Technical Challenges and Electricity Markets provides a multidisciplinary perspective on recent advances in VPPs, ranging from required infrastructures and planning to operation and control. The work details the required components in a virtual power plant, including smartness of power system, instrument and information and communication technologies (ICTs), measurement units, and distributed energy sources. Contributors assess the proposed benefits of virtual power plant in solving problems of distributed energy sources in integrating the small, distributed and intermittent output of these units. In addition, they investigate the likely technical challenges regarding control and interaction with other entities. Finally, the work considers the role of VPPs in electricity markets, showing how distributed energy resources and demand response providers can integrate their resources through virtual power plant concepts to effectively participate in electricity markets to solve the issues of small capacity and intermittency. The work is suitable for experienced engineers, researchers, managers and policymakers interested in using VPPs in future smart grids. Explores key enabling technologies and infrastructures for virtual power plants in future smart energy systems Reviews technical challenges and introduces solutions to the operation and control of VPPs, particularly focusing on control and interaction with other power system entities Introduces the key integrating role of VPPs in enabling DER powered participative electricity markets

Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement
  • Author : John E Oakey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2011-09-28
  • ISBN : 9780857093806

Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement Book Review:

Coal- and gas-based power plants currently supply the largest proportion of the world’s power generation capacity, and are required to operate to increasingly stringent environmental standards. Higher temperature combustion is therefore being adopted to improve plant efficiency and to maintain net power output given the energy penalty that integration of advanced emissions control systems cause. However, such operating regimes also serve to intensify degradation mechanisms within power plant systems, potentially affecting their reliability and lifespan. Power plant life management and performance improvement critically reviews the fundamental degradation mechanisms that affect conventional power plant systems and components, as well as examining the operation and maintenance approaches and advanced plant rejuvenation and retrofit options that the industry are applying to ensure overall plant performance improvement and life management. Part one initially reviews plant operation issues, including fuel flexibility, condition monitoring and performance assessment. Parts two, three and four focus on coal boiler plant, gas turbine plant, and steam boiler and turbine plant respectively, reviewing environmental degradation mechanisms affecting plant components and their mitigation via advances in materials selection and life management approaches, such as repair, refurbishment and upgrade. Finally, part five reviews issues relevant to the performance management and improvement of advanced heat exchangers and power plant welds. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Power plant life management and performance improvement is an essential reference for power plant operators, industrial engineers and metallurgists, and researchers interested in this important field. Provides an overview of the improvements to plant efficiency in coal- and gas-based power plants Critically reviews the fundamental degradation mechanisms that affect conventional power plant systems and components, noting mitigation routes alongside monitoring and assessment methods Addresses plant operation issues including fuel flexibility, condition monitoring and performance assessment

Ultra-Supercritical Coal Power Plants

Ultra-Supercritical Coal Power Plants
  • Author : Dongke Zhang FTSE
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2013-08-31
  • ISBN : 9780857097514

Ultra-Supercritical Coal Power Plants Book Review:

The continued use of coal as a means of generating electricity and an increasing demand for cleaner, more efficient energy production has led to advances in power plant technology. Ultra-supercritical coal power plants reviews the engineering, operation, materials and performance of ultra-supercritical coal power plants. Following a chapter introducing advanced and ultra-supercritical coal power plants, part one goes on to explore the operating environments, materials and engineering of ultra-supercritical coal power plants. Chapters discuss the impacts of steam conditions on plant materials and operation, fuel considerations and burner design, and materials and design for boilers working under supercritical steam conditions. Chapters in part two focus on improving ultra-supercritical coal power plant performance and operability. Ash fouling, deposition and slagging in ultra-supercritical coal power plants are highlighted along with pollution control measures and the estimation, management and extension of the life of ultra-supercritical power plants. Further chapters provide an economic and engineering analysis of a 700°C advanced ultra-supercritical pulverised coal power plant and discuss CO2 capture-ready ultra-supercritical coal power plants. Ultra-supercritical coal power plants is a comprehensive technical reference for power plant operators and engineers, high-temperature materials scientists, professionals in the power industry who require an understanding of ultra-supercritical coal power plants and researchers and academics interested in the field. Provides a comprehensive reference on the developments, materials, design and operation of ultra-supercritical power plant Considers the degradation issues affecting this type of plant, as well as emissions control and CO2 capture technology; improved plant controls critical to improved operation and environmental performance Contains operational assessments for plant safety, plant life management, and plant economics

Virtual Power Plants and Electricity Markets

Virtual Power Plants and Electricity Markets
  • Author : Luis Baringo,Morteza Rahimiyan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 381
  • Relase : 2020-09-03
  • ISBN : 9783030476021

Virtual Power Plants and Electricity Markets Book Review:

This textbook provides a detailed analysis of operation and planning problems faced by virtual power plants participating in different electricity markets. The chapters address in-depth, topics such as: optimization, market power, expansion, and modelling uncertainty in operation and planning problems of virtual power plants. The book provides an up-to-date description of decision-making tools to address challenging questions faced by virtual power plants such as: How can virtual power plants optimize their participation in electricity markets? How can a virtual power plant exercise market power? How can virtual power plants be optimally expanded? How can uncertainty be efficiently modelled in the operation and planning problems of virtual power plants? The book is written in a tutorial style and modular format, and includes many illustrative examples to facilitate comprehension. It is intended for a diverse audience including advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of electric energy systems, operations research, and economics. Practitioners in the energy sector will also benefit from the concepts and techniques presented in this book. In particular, this book: Provides students with the GAMS codes to solve the examples in the book; Provides a basis for the formulation of decision-making problems under uncertainty; Contains a blend of theoretical concepts and practical applications that are developed as working algorithms.

Engineering of Power Plant and Industrial Cooling Water Systems

Engineering of Power Plant and Industrial Cooling Water Systems
  • Author : Charles F. Bowman,Seth N. Bowman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 174
  • Relase : 2021-08-23
  • ISBN : 9781000431780

Engineering of Power Plant and Industrial Cooling Water Systems Book Review:

This book provides a reference to analysis techniques of common cooling water system problems and a historical perspective on solutions to chronic cooling water system problems, such as corrosion and biofouling. It covers best design practices for cooling water systems that are required to support the operation of all electric power plants. Plant engineers will gain better understanding of the practical issues associated with their cooling water systems and new designs or modifications of their systems should consider the actual challenges to the systems. The book is intended for graduate students and practicing engineers working in both nuclear and fossil power plants and industrial facilities that use large amounts of cooling water.

Thermal Power Plant

Thermal Power Plant
  • Author : Dipak Sarkar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 612
  • Relase : 2015-08-20
  • ISBN : 9780128017555

Thermal Power Plant Book Review:

Thermal Power Plant: Design and Operation deals with various aspects of a thermal power plant, providing a new dimension to the subject, with focus on operating practices and troubleshooting, as well as technology and design. Its author has a 40-long association with thermal power plants in design as well as field engineering, sharing his experience with professional engineers under various training capacities, such as training programs for graduate engineers and operating personnel. Thermal Power Plant presents practical content on coal-, gas-, oil-, peat- and biomass-fueled thermal power plants, with chapters in steam power plant systems, start up and shut down, and interlock and protection. Its practical approach is ideal for engineering professionals. Focuses exclusively on thermal power, addressing some new frontiers specific to thermal plants Presents both technology and design aspects of thermal power plants, with special treatment on plant operating practices and troubleshooting Features a practical approach ideal for professionals, but can also be used to complement undergraduate and graduate studies

Marine Power Plant

Marine Power Plant
  • Author : Zongming Yang,Huabing Wen,Xinglin Yang,Viktor Gorbov,Vira Mitienkova,Serhiy Serbin
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 335
  • Relase : 2021-02-12
  • ISBN : 9789813349353

Marine Power Plant Book Review:

This book describes the history and development of marine power plant. Problems of arrangement, general construction and parameters of marine power plants of all types are considered. It also introduces different characteristics of each type of marine power plant, matching characteristic for diesel propulsion. The book gives a clear idea about different marine power engines, including working principle, structure and application. Readers will understand easily the power system for ships since there are a lot of illustrations and instructions for each of the equipment. This book is useful for students majoring in “marine engineering”, “energy and power engineering” and other related majors. It is also useful for operators of marine institution for learning main design and operation of ship plants.

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes
  • Author : Jun Wang,Xin Li,Chris Allison,Judy Hohorst
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2020-11-10
  • ISBN : 9780128181911

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes Book Review:

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes: Development, Validation, and Application presents the latest research on the most widely used nuclear codes and the wealth of successful accomplishments which have been achieved over the past decades by experts in the field. Editors Wang, Li,Allison, and Hohorst and their team of authors provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of nuclear code development and how to apply it to their work and research to make their energy production more flexible, economical, reliable and safe. Written in an accessible and practical way, each chapter considers strengths and limitations, data availability needs, verification and validation methodologies and quality assurance guidelines to develop thorough and robust models and simulation tools both inside and outside a nuclear setting. This book benefits those working in nuclear reactor physics and thermal-hydraulics, as well as those involved in nuclear reactor licensing. It also provides early career researchers with a solid understanding of fundamental knowledge of mainstream nuclear modelling codes, as well as the more experienced engineers seeking advanced information on the best solutions to suit their needs. Captures important research conducted over last few decades by experts and allows new researchers and professionals to learn from the work of their predecessors Presents the most recent updates and developments, including the capabilities, limitations, and future development needs of all codes Incudes applications for each code to ensure readers have complete knowledge to apply to their own setting.

Power Generation Technologies

Power Generation Technologies
  • Author : Paul Breeze
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2005-02-04
  • ISBN : 0080480101

Power Generation Technologies Book Review:

This book makes intelligible the wide range of electricity generating technologies available today, as well as some closely allied technologies such as energy storage. The book opens by setting the many power generation technologies in the context of global energy consumption, the development of the electricity generation industry and the economics involved in this sector. A series of chapters are each devoted to assessing the environmental and economic impact of a single technology, including conventional technologies, nuclear and renewable (such as solar, wind and hydropower). The technologies are presented in an easily digestible form. Different power generation technologies have different greenhouse gas emissions and the link between greenhouse gases and global warming is a highly topical environmental and political issue. With developed nations worldwide looking to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide, it is becoming increasingly important to explore the effectiveness of a mix of energy generation technologies. Power Generation Technologies gives a clear, unbiased review and comparison of the different types of power generation technologies available. In the light of the Kyoto protocol and OSPAR updates, Power Generation Technologies will provide an invaluable reference text for power generation planners, facility managers, consultants, policy makers and economists, as well as students and lecturers of related Engineering courses. · Provides a unique comparison of a wide range of power generation technologies - conventional, nuclear and renewable · Describes the workings and environmental impact of each technology · Evaluates the economic viability of each different power generation system