February 2012

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HP Reliability: Selecting steam turbines in a ‘lean’ environment

We received a nice compliment recently from a reader in South America. He wrote: “I am a mechanical engineer working on power plant designs at a major corporation and admire your work as a writer..

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

We received a nice compliment recently from a reader in South America. He wrote: “I am a mechanical engineer working on power plant designs at a major corporation and admire your work as a writer of turbomachinery books. Your texts are much respected and I usually refer to them to find answers to my equipment questions.” He then added, “I am writing you because I could not find all the answers in your steam turbine text.1 My aim is to clear up some doubts related to steam turbine technical specifications. More specifically, the corporation is developing a combined-cycle power plant project that includes an 86-MW condensing-type steam turbine with one reheat entry. The HP i

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