REPORT ON INTEGRATED STEAM POWER PLANT, PHASE 1, PART 5. DEVELOPMENT OF FINAL DETAILED STEAM PLANT HEAT BALANCE AND COMPONENT SELECTION
The report considers various types of auxiliary systems and components and recommends specific units which are used in conjunction with the major components recommended in Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 to establish a reference plant cycle. This cycle is considered the least-complex, workable cycle that can power the ship although it does not represent the optimum in plant efficiency. Changes to the reference cycle which would improve fuel economy are then considered and the changes recommended or rejected depending upon the effect on reliability of the plant and comparison of the higher initial cost versus the lower annual fuel costs. It is recommended that a regenerative plant cycle with a condensing ship's service turbo-generator and two main turbine extraction points be selected for the Integrated Steam Power Plant. The bleed steam would be used to supply a low-pressure distilling plant and for feedwater heating in the dearating feed tank and in a low-pressure heater and drain cooler. Recommendations for auxiliary systems and components are also made.
- See also PB-177852.
Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock CompanyEngineering Technical Department
Newport News, VA United States
- Publication Date: 1962-10
- Pagination: 249 p.
- TRT Terms: Heat balance; Steam power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Steam plant efficiency
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00027636
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Contract Numbers: MA-2967
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 9 1973 12:00AM