Steam Turbines: Design, Application, and Re-Rating

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 22, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
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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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I enjoyed reading through your book. As I am a Trainer in the Generation bussiness. I really appreciate the chaprer 9 on turbine couplings. As I train new candidates this was of a great support.
Is there a way I can aquire this chaper on coupings of turbines. Your grafics is best by far.
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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Turbine Casing and Major Stationary Components
29
Chapter 3 Bearings for Mechanical Drive Turbines
51
Chapter 4 Rotors for Impulse Turbines
81
Chapter 5 Rotors for Reaction Turbines
95
Chapter 6 Turbine Blade Design Overview
109
Chapter 7 Turbine Auxiliaries
125
Chapter 8 Governors and Control Systems
137
Chapter 12 Reaction vs Impulse Type Steam Turbines
219
Chapter 13 Transmission Elements for HighSpeed Turbomachinery
243
Chapter 14 Shortcut Graphical Methods of Turbine Selection
267
Chapter 15 Elliott Shortcut Selection Method for Multivalve Multistage Steam Turbines
309
Chapter 16 Rerates Upgrades and Modifications
329
Appendix A Glossary
377
Appendix B Units of Measurement
385
Bibliography and List of Contributors
399

Chapter 9 Couplings and Coupling Considerations
157
Chapter 10 Rotor Dynamics Technology
165
Chapter 11 Campbell Goodman and SAFE Diagrams for Steam Turbine Blades
189
Index
407
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About the author (2008)

Heinz P. Bloch, is the author of McGraw-Hill’s A Practical Guide to Steam Turbine Technology (0-07-005924-1).

Murari P. Singh, Ph.D., is President and Director of Technology for Safe Technical Solutions, Inc.

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