Steam Turbines: Design, Application, and Re-Rating

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Steam Turbines: Design, Application, and Re-Rating

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Introduction

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

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Heinz P. Bloch (West Des Moines, Iowa) is a consulting engineer. Before retiring from Exxon in 1986 after over two decades of service, Mr. Bloch’s professional career included long-term assignments as Exxon Chemical’s Regional Machinery Specialist for the United States. He has also held machinery-oriented staff and line positions with Exxon affiliates in the United States, Italy, Spain, England, The Netherlands, and Japan. He has conducted over 500 public and in- plant courses in the United States and at international locations.

Dr. Murari P. Singh (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is Consulting Engineer/Probabilistic Lifing Leader of GE Oil & Gas for all products in the Chief Engineers’ Office. Dr. Singh has been involved in the design, development, and analysis of industrial turbomachinery for more than 30 years with Turbodyne Corporation, Dresser Industries, Dresser- Rand Company, and, most recently, Safe Technical Solutions Inc., where he served as Director of Engineering Technology. Dr. Singh has extensive knowledge and experience with fatigue and fracture mechanics, stress and vibration of structures, reliability, life analy- sis, and probabilistic analysis. His practical application experience is with a variety of rotating equipment including warm gas and FCC expanders, steam turbines, and centrifugal compressors. He developed the widely used SAFE diagram for reliability evaluation of turbine blades. Dr. Singh has authored more than 35 technical papers on top- is relating to turbomachinery

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