Steam Turbines

Steam Turbines : Design, Application, and Re-Rating

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 414 pages
  • 147 x 244 x 28mm | 694g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 100 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 007150821X
  • 9780071508216
  • 888,841

Table of contents



Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Turbine Casing and Major Stationary Components

Chapter 3. Bearings for Mechanical Drive Turbines

Chapter 4. Rotors for Impulse Turbines

Chapter 5. Rotors for Reaction Turbines

Chapter 6. Turbine Blade Design Overview

Chapter 7. Turbine Auxiliaries

Chapter 8. Governors and Control Systems

Chapter 9. Couplings and Coupling Considerations

Chapter 10. Rotor Dynamics Technology

Chapter 11. Campbell, Goodman, and SAFE Diagrams for Steam Turbine Blades

Chapter 12. Reaction vs. Impulse Type Steam Turbines

Chapter 13. Transmission Elements for High-Speed Turbo-machinery

Chapter 14. Shortcut Graphical Methods of Turbine Selection

Chapter 15. Elliott Shortcut Selection Method for Multivalve, Multistage Turbines

Chapter 16. Rerates, Upgrades, and Modifications

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Units of Measurement

Bibliography and List of Contributors

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About Heinz P. Bloch

Heinz P. Bloch 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 is Consulting Engineer / Probabilistic Lifing Leader of GE Oil & Gas for all products in Chief Engineers' Office. Murari has been involved in the design, development and analysis of industrial turbomachinery for more than thirty years with Turbodyne Corporation, Dresser Industries, Dresser-Rand Company and, most recently, with 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 analysis, and probabilistic analysis. His practical application experience includes 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 topics relating to turbomachinery.
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