Analysis of Thermal Plants Configuration

  • Nisio de Carvalho L. BrumEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


Initially some thermodynamic concepts are presented aimed at a synthesis of different conceptions of thermal cycle engines. The Rankine cycle and its major components are related to the concepts previously discussed. Some operational aspects of boilers, steam turbines, condensers and cooling towers, are emphasized. The Brayton and the combined cycles are presented with emphasis on the recovery boiler.


Steam Turbine Cooling Tower Rankine Cycle Organic Rankine Cycle Exergy Destruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LTTC— Laboratory of Transmission and Technology of Heat Mechanical Engineering DepartmentCOPPE, Universidade Federal do (UFRJ)Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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