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Wet-Steam Turbines for Nuclear Power Plants
by A. Leyzerovich

As traditional fossil fuels are depleted and world demand for power increases, nuclear-generated electricity has a strong future.

With the widespread deployment of wet-steam turbines at nuclear power plants worldwide, readily available information on operations and maintenance is a critical factor.

Wet-Steam Turbines for Nuclear Power Plants presents in-depth information essential for plant operators and managers.

Wet-Steam Turbines for Nuclear Power Plants explains in clear, but detailed language, the design process by the world's leading wet-steam turbine manufacturers.

It also gives readers comprehensive instruction on the subtleties of operation and maintenance of these complex components.

Wet-Steam Turbines for Nuclear Power Plants

  • Contains latest wet-steam turbine information from manufacturers.
  • Covers design features, generic damages, main countermeasures to prevent their failures, and peculiarities of tier operating conditions, as well as main directions of refurbishing the aging turbines in service to raise their output, efficiency, reliability, and longevity.
  • Presents a survey of modern wet-steam turbines, both full-speed and half-speed, with the single capacity of between 20 and 1500 MW and more.

Contents:

1. The Nuclear Power Industry at the Turn of the 21st Century

  • The Early History of Nuclear Wet-Steam Turbines
  • Operating Performances in the Nuclear Power Industry
  • Main Types of Reactors Used for Power Production
  • The Nearest Prospects for Wet-Steam Turbine-Based Nuclear Power Plants

2. The Thermal Process in Wet-Steam Turbines

  • Initial, Partition, and End Steam Conditions
  • Features of Wet-Steam Flow in the Turbine Steam Path

3. Design

  • General Design Features of Wet-Steam Turbines
  • Last Stage Blades
  • Water Removal from Turbines

4. Operation

  • Operating Conditions of Wet-Steam Turbines
  • Efficiency of Wet-Steam Turbines and Heat-Rate Performance Tests
  • Some Generic Damages of Wet-Steam Turbines and Their Causes
  • Protection and Preservation of Steam/Water Paths Using Microadditives of Amines-Based Surfactants
  • Experimental Research and Calculation of Transients

5. Refurbishment

  • Retrofitting Versus Repairing
  • Retrofitting LP Cylinders
  • Complete Upgrading of Turbines Including Both HP and LP Cylinders

Index

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