1st Edition

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

By Charles F. Bowman, Seth N. Bowman Copyright 2020
    366 Pages 177 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    366 Pages 177 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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