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Chapter 3
Fundamental Characteristics of Energy Conversion Equipment

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Before a system can be analyzed, the behavior of the components of that system must first be understood. In this chapter, a number of the most important components of an Industrial Energy System are studied and their basic heat and mass equations are provided, together with their energy conversion equations, when appropriate.

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Fossil-fuel Fired Boilers
  • 3.2.1 The Calculation of Combustion Efficiency
  • 3.2.2 Estimating the Flow of a Fuel when its Flow is not Directly Measured
  • 3.2.3 Incremental Cost
  • 3.3 Steam Pressure Reducing Valves
  • 3.3.1 Adiabatic Expansion
  • 3.3.2 Isothermal Expansion
  • 3.4 Steam Desuperheaters
  • 3.4.1 Desuperheated Steam Temperature Set Points
  • 3.4.2 Steam Turbogenerators
  • 3.4.3 Simple Turbogenerator
  • 3.4.4 Back Pressure or Topping Turbogenerators
  • 3.4.5 Turbogenerators Controlled from Surplus Steam
  • 3.4.6 Extraction/Condensing Steam Turbogenerators
  • 3.5 Steam Surface Condensers
  • 3.5.1 Steam Surface Condenser Operations
  • 3.5.2 Steam Surface Condenser Maintenance
  • 3.5.3 Steam Surface Condenser Tube Cleaning
  • 3.5.4 Fouling Deposit Characteristics
  • 3.5.5 Deposit Sampling
  • 3.6 Cooling Towers
  • 3.6.1 Cooling Tower Heat Transfer Theory
  • 3.6.2 Cooling Tower Characteristic Curve
  • 3.6.3 Predicting Cooling Tower Performance
  • 3.6.4 Air Property Algorithms

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