IMPROVEMENTS IN PART LOAD PERFORMANCE OF MARINE STEAM TURBINES
Increases in fuel prices have modified the economics of ship operation so part-load performance of steam plants have become increasingly important. Various changes, including modification of valving, variable steam pressure, cruising turbines, number of turbine stages, use of bypass, condenser vacuum and number of feed heaters, are discussed and evaluated for their impact on part-load economy for both existing and new design plants.
- Paper presented at 1977 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, San Francisco, California, May 25-27.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Siegel, B
- Publication Date: 1977
- TRT Terms: Condensers; Economic efficiency; Electric power plants; Feedwater heaters; Operating costs; Performance; Steam power plants; Steam turbines
- Old TRIS Terms: Condenser performance; Power plant efficiency; Power plant performance; Steam plant efficiency; Steam turbine performance
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00153821
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Reporter and Engineering News
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM