Combined cycle technology is used to generate power at one of the highest levels of efficiency of conventional power plants. It does this through primary generation from a gas turbine coupled with secondary generation from a steam turbine powered by primary exhaust heat. Generating power at high efficiency thoroughly charts the development and implementation of this technology in power plants and looks to the future of the technology, noting the advantages of the most important technical features - including gas turbines, steam generator, combined heat and power and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) - with their latest applications. Reviews key developments in combined cycle technology Uses examples drawn from plants around the world Looks at how combined cycle technology can evolve to meet future energy needsAlmost all of us alive at the start of the twenty-first century have grown up secure in the knowledge that, when we touch the switch on the wall, the light will come on. If it does not, then the chances are that the bulb has burned out and has to be replaced. ... However, there is one engine which produces large quantities of exhaust gas, at a sufficiently high temperature, ... The following decade saw the first gas turbine powered aircraft enter commercial airline service, and the application ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Generating Power at High Efficiency|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier - 2008-04-24|