Covers major categories of microturbines, including factors common to their design, installation, operation, optimization, maintenance, and repairInvaluable guidance on market factors and economics affecting microturbines and their applications, particularly for distributed power generationProvides current case studies showing microturbines used in hybrid systems with fuel cells and other types of power generation systems
Providing the big picture view that other detailed, data-focused resources lack, this book has a strong focus on the information needed to effectively decision-make and plan gas turbine system use for particular applications, taking into consideration not only operational requirements but long-term life-cycle costs in upkeep, repair and future use.
With concise, easily digestible overviews of all important theoretical bases and a practical focus throughout, Gas Turbines is an ideal handbook for those new to the field or in the early stages of their career, as well as more experienced engineers looking for a reliable, one-stop reference that covers the breadth of the field.Covers installation, maintenance, manufacturer's specifications, performance criteria and future trends, offering a rounded view of the area that takes in technical detail as well as well as industry economics and outlookUpdated with the latest industry developments, including new emission and efficiency regulations and their impact on gas turbine technology Over 300 pages of new/revised content, including new sections on microturbines, non-conventional fuel sources for microturbines, emissions, major developments in aircraft engines, use of coal gas and superheated steam, and new case histories throughout highlighting component improvements in all systems and sub-systems.
Process Plant Machinery is a unique single-source reference for engineers, managers and technical personnel who need to acquire an understanding of the machinery used in modern process plants: prime movers and power transmission machines; pumping equipment; gas compression machinery; and mixing, conveying, and separation equipment. Starting with an overview of each class, the book quickly leads the reader through practical applications and size considerations into profusely illustrated component descriptions. Where necessary, standard theory is expertly explained in shortcut formulas and graphs. Maintainability and vulnerability concerns are dealt with as well.
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The text distinguishes between cryogenic turboexpanders that are used to recover power from extremely cold gases, and hot gas expanders that accomplish the same objective with gases reaching temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. The authors have assembled in this book an optimum combination of process and mechanical technologies as they apply to turboexpanders.A highly practical, well-illustrated, and up-to-date overview of turboexpander construction featuresAppeals to a wide range of engineers
• Guidance on installation, control, instrumentation/calibration, and maintenance, including lubrication, air seals, bearings, and filters
• Unique compendium of manufacturer’s specifications and performance criteria, including GE, and Rolls-Royce engines
• Hard-to-find help on the economics and business-management aspect of turbine selection, life-cycle costs, and the future trends of gas turbine development and applications in aero, marine, power generation and beyond