THE HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE WITH MARINE REHEAT STEAM GENERATORS

The reheat cycle has long been used in stationary boiler and turbine operations as a means to conserve fuel. It has been extremely successful with most of the large units incorporating either single or double reheat systems. These stationary units, however, do not experience the load swings experienced in a marine installation, and they do not have to contend with astern operation, inport load, or tanker pump-out conditions with no steam flow in the reheater section. The pressure and temperature of the land boilers have generally centered in the 2,400 to 3,500 psi pressure range with temperatures generally in the 1,000 deg F to 1,050 deg F range. This paper will discuss the Marine Reheat Steam Generator in four parts as follows: (1) What is Reheat, Why Have It, and What is Its Advantage? (2) A Review of the History of Marine Reheat Installations. (3) Present Reheat Boiler Experience. (4) What is Available for Future Reheat Plants?

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 65-77
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  • Accession Number: 00180231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Naval Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM