This paper presents a report on the problems encountered and the solutions developed in engineering a power plant with a single boiler supplying a turbogenerator set of 325,000 kw rating with throttle steam conditions of 5000 psi and 1200 F. A brief discussion is given of the co-operative method used, a short history of the supercritical pressure idea, and an abbreviated review of the significance of supercritical conditions. The paper is concerned with the problems of water conditioning and quality control, of piping materials and design requirements, of heat-cycle development, of pumping feedwater to the very high levels required, and of other miscellaneous plant-design situations. Companion papers discuss in great detail the boiler and turbine-design considerations.

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