Part I. Simple Power and Refrigerating Plants. Power plant performance measures and criteria.
Performance measures for cyclic steam and gas-turbine plant. Simple steam plant.
Performance measures. Simple closed-circuit gas-turbine plant.
Imperfections in the actual plant - the effect of irreversibilities. Internal-combustion power plant.
Comparison of the rational and overall efficiencies. Simple refrigerating plant.
Refrigerators and heat pumps. Part II: Advanced Power and Refrigerating Plants. Advanced gas-turbine plant.
Gas-turbine cycles for nuclear power plant. Advanced steam-turbine plant.
Complex district-heating (CHP) steam-turbine plant. Nuclear power plant.
Sizewell B steam generator. Combined and binary power plant.
Dual-pressure and triple-pressure steam plant, without supplementary firing. Advanced refrigerating and gas-liquefaction plant.
The simple Linde process with increased precooling by auxiliary refrigeration. Appendix A: Thermodynamic availability and irreversibility. Appendix B: The advance in operating conditions in steam power stations. Appendix C: Some economic considerations. Appendix D: Boiler circulation theory. Appendix E: Solutions to additional problems.
References. Additional references. Index.
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