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Energy and Power Generation Handbook: Established and Emerging Technologies

K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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Thermal Power Plants are power plants operating on carbon-based fuel such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum products. There are five major types of thermal power plants in use on the power grid today:

Steam Turbine Power Plants produce electric power by creating steam at high pressure and temperature (superheated steam at 2000 psia/138 bars and 1500°F/815°C) in boilers, which is then expanded through a steam turbine causing the turbine to drive a generator, which then produces electric power. The steam leaving the turbine is usually sent to a condenser, which maintains a vacuum and where the steam is condensed...

27.1 Introduction
27.2 Typical Cycles
27.3 Gas Turbine
27.4 Gas Turbine HRSG Systems
27.5 Steam Turbine
27.6 Combined Cycle Plants
27.7 Availability and Reliability
27.8 References
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