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.
1. Thermodynamics of Balance-of-Plant Systems
2. Nuclear Boilers
3. High Pressure Turbines
4. Moisture-Separators and Reheaters
5. Low Pressure Turbines
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