Thermal Engineering of Nuclear Power Stations: Balance-of-Plant Systems, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Thermal Engineering of Nuclear Power Stations

Balance-of-Plant Systems, 1st Edition

By Charles F. Bowman, Seth N. Bowman

CRC Press

352 pages | 177 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367820398
pub: 2020-06-23
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The book 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

1. Thermodynamics of Balance-of-Plant Systems

2. Nuclear Boilers

3. High Pressure Turbines

4. Moisture-Separators and Reheaters

5. Low Pressure Turbines

6. Condensers

7. Feedwater Heaters

8. Cycle Isolation and the Mass Balance

9. Heat Rejection Systems

10. Cooling Towers

11. Cooling Lakes

12. Spray Pond Designs and Testing

13. Oriented Spray Cooling System

14. Oriented Spray-Assisted Cooling Tower

15. Waste Heat Utilization

16. Heat Exchanger Analysis and Testing

17. Air-to-Water Heat Exchangers

18. Plate Heat Exchangers

19. Testing of Containment and Reactor Building Air Coolers

20. Nuclear Power Uprate


Appendix A: Example Problems in English Units

Appendix B: Example Problems in Standard International Units

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Nuclear Physics
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering