Power Generation Handbook 2/E

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Date

October 7, 2011

Format

Electronic book text, 736 pages

ISBN

0071772324 / 9780071772327

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Overview


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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO POWER GENERATION--FULLY REVISED

Updated throughout to cover the latest technologies and applications, Power Generation Handbook, Second Edition, focuses on the basics of power generation using gas turbine, steam, wind, solar, co-generation, and combined-cycle power plants. Other essential topics such as calculations, efficient plant design, emission limits, monitoring, and the economics of power generation are discussed in detail. A real-world case study illustrates the material presented in this authoritative resource.

Coverage includes:

  • All components and subsystems of the various types of gas turbine, steam power, co-generation, combined-cycle, wind turbine, solar power, and generator plants
  • Advantages, applications, performance, and economics of low-emission, high-efficiency power plants
  • Selection, operation, and maintenance of gas turbines, steam turbines, valves, compressors, governing systems, combustors, de-aerators, feedwater heaters, transformers, generators, wind turbines and generators, and solar power stations
  • Monitoring and control of all power station environmental emissions
  • Power station performance monitoring and performance enhancement options


Author comments

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng., has been a teacher at the University of Toronto, Canada, for 18 years. He also teaches courses and seminars worldwide to more than 4,000 engineers across Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Professor Kiameh has written four books for working engineers and has won excellence in teaching awards from the Professional Development Center at the University of Toronto and TUV Akademie. He performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and has more than 26 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation, formerly, Ontario Hydro, the largest electric utility in North America.





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