Steam Plant Operation

A classic that has helped engineers understand power plant equipment and design for more than half-a-century! An indispensable reference for more than 60 years, the Eighth Edition of Steam Plant Operations presents complex steam power plant systems in a format that can be quickly and easily understood. Power plant systems are illustrated and described with emphasis on operating characteristics and on the effects on plant economics. * NEW major updates in the areas of pumps, valves, turbines, condensers, feed-water systems, and cooling towers. *Used nationwide as a guide for local operating license examinations, readers will find questions and problems at the end of each chapter. Contents: Steam and Its Importance * Boilers * Design and Construction of Boilers * Combination of Fuels * Boiler Settings, Combustion Equipment and Heating Surfaces * Boiler Accessories * Operation and Maintenance Boilers * Pumps * Steam Turbines, Condensers, and Cooling Towers * Operating and Maintaining Steam Turbines, Condensers, Cooling Towers, and Auxiliaries * Auxiliary Steam-Plant Equipment * Environmental Control Systems * Water-to-Energy Plants