This paper describes a digital computer program which processes rapidly all of the data taken during a steam turbine-generator acceptance test. Specifically, it determines all thermodynamic properties of steam and water, computes corrected test heat rate, and finally develops a contract heat rate for purposes of comparison with manufacturer’s guarantees. The application of this program on two 330-megawatt units is discussed. The thinking leading to certain key decisions involving the ultimate approach taken is presented for the benefit of those contemplating a similar effort.

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