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E – 1304 – Steam Boilers and Turbines for Power Plants

Intended Audience: mechanical and electrical engineers and other design and construction professionals

PDH UNITS: 5

2 STUDENTS ENROLLED

This publication provides an introduction to steam boilers and turbines for electric power generating plants. Topics discussed include steam generators (boilers), stokers, pulverizers, soot blowers, economizers, steam turbines, condensing cycles, plant arrangement, and cogeneration.

Course Outline
1. POWER PLANT STEAM GENERATION
2. STEAM TURBINE DESIGN

This course will give you tools to address the design of steam powered electric power generating plants.

Learning Objectives

At the successful conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to identify and discuss:

  • Learn about operating temperatures and pressures for steam boilers;
  • Learn about stoker grate burning rates;
  • Learn the definition of effective radiant heating surface;
  • Learn the maximum recommended steam velocities in convection sections for coal, wood, or solid waste fired boilers;
  • Learn the types of stokers used in power plants;
  • Learn characteristics of coal pulverizers used in power plants;
  • Learn the types and functions of fans employed in steam turbine plants;
  • Learn the difference between condensing and back pressure turbines;
  • Learn about controlled and uncontrolled extraction systems;
  • Learn parameters for power plant equipment layout; and
  • Learn the fundamentals of turbine heat rates.

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