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1st Edition

Thermal Engineering of Nuclear Power Stations
Balance-of-Plant Systems

ISBN 9780367502362
Published February 1, 2022 by CRC Press
366 Pages 177 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Thermal Engineering of Nuclear Power Stations: Balance-of-Plant Systems serves as a ready reference to better analyze common engineering challenges in the areas of turbine cycle analysis, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. The scope of the book is broad and comprehensive, encompassing the mechanical aspects of the entire nuclear station balance of plant from the source of the motive steam to the discharge and/or utilization of waste heat and beyond. Written for engineers in the fields of nuclear plant and thermal engineering, the book examines the daily, practical problems encountered by mechanical design, system, and maintenance engineers. It provides clear examples and solutions drawn from numerous case studies in actual, operating nuclear stations.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Thermodynamics of Balance-of-Plant Systems

Chapter 2 Nuclear Boilers

Chapter 3 High-Pressure Turbines

Chapter 4 Moisture Separator Reheaters

Chapter 5 Low-Pressure Turbines

Chapter 6 Main Condensers

Chapter 7 Feedwater Heaters

Chapter 8 Cycle Isolation and the Mass Balance

Chapter 9 Heat Rejection Systems

Chapter 10 Cooling Towers

Chapter 11 Cooling Lakes

Chapter 12 Spray Pond Designs and Testing

Chapter 13 Oriented Spray Cooling System

Chapter 14 Oriented Spray-Assisted Cooling Tower

Chapter 15 Waste Heat Utilization

Chapter 16 Heat Exchanger Analysis and Testing

Chapter 17 Air-to-Water Heat Exchangers

Chapter 18 Plate Heat Exchangers

Chapter 19 Testing of Containment and Reactor Building Air Coolers

Chapter 20 Nuclear Power Uprate

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Charles F. Bowman, P.E., is the President of Chuck Bowman Associates, Inc. (CBA), an engineering consulting firm serving the electric power industry since 1994. Chuck Bowman Associates, Inc. specializes in thermal performance analysis of electric power generating cycles and related fields, including the design and analysis of heat exchangers, cooling towers, spray ponds, cooling water systems, etc.

Seth N. Bowman is the Manager of the Issues Management organization at the Y-12 National Security Complex, managed and operated by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC.


"The book has been well-developed to give a thorough understanding of the fundamental thermal design characteristics of the Balance of Plant associated with a typical commercial nuclear power plant."

Christopher M. D’Angelo, Zachry Nuclear Engineering, USA

"The book is a helpful collection of routine practical problems that may be encountered by mechanical design, system, and maintenance engineers during the nuclear power plant operation. The most valuable topics for readers are power plant cooling (Ch. 10-14) that ensure the plant reliability, waste heat utilization (Ch. 15), and heat exchangers (Ch. 16-18) for plant performance efficiency improvement."

Yaroslav Chudnovsky, Gas Technology Institute, USA