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Operators Guide to General Purpose Steam Turbines

Operators Guide to General Purpose Steam Turbines
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Operator’s Guide to General Purpose Steam Turbines by  David W. Lawhon and Robert X. Perez. An Overview of Operating Principles, Construction, Best Practices, and Troubleshooting. The major goal of this book is to provide readers with detailed operating procedure aimed at reducing these risks to minimal levels. Start-ups are complicated by the fact that operators must deal with numerous scenarios, like Overspeed trip testing, Starting up a proven steam turbine after maintenance, Shutting down a steam turbine and Commissioning a newly installed steam turbine.

The Contents of Operators Guide to General Purpose Steam Turbines

  • Introduction to Steam Turbines
  • General Purpose Back Pressure Steam Turbine
  • Routine Steam Turbine Inspections
  • Steam Turbine Speed Controls and Safety Systems
  • The Importance of Operating Procedures
  • Overspeed Trip Testing
  • Centrifugal Pump and Centrifugal Compressor Start-ups with a Steam Turbine Driver
  • Installation, Commissioning and First Run
  • Reinstating Steam Turbine after Maintenance
  • Steam Turbine Reliability
  • Introduction to Field Troubleshooting
  • Steam Turbine Monitoring Advice
  • Combined-Cycle Gas And Steam Turbine Power Plants
  • Beyond Start-ups, Shutdowns, and Inspections

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