Accession Number:

AD0751173

Title:

Introduction to Power Plant Design.

Descriptive Note:

Preliminary rept.,

Corporate Author:

BLACK AND VEATCH KANSAS CITY MO

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

151.0

Abstract:

The report contains documentation, tabulations, considerations, and descriptions of power system design procedures required to make a selection of the basic type of prime mover and associated auxiliaries to be used in power plants ranging in size from 1.5 megawatts to 75 megawatts. General procedural steps are depicted on diagrams which lead to alternate power plant configurations. Power plant configurations are selected systematically on the basis of design data obtained from the answers to an extensive check list of design information contained in Appendix A. Procedures include considerations of power quality, quantity, and reliability. The effect on Availability Reliability resulting from the number of generating units and the number of redundant generating units is illustrated in tabular form. Selection of power system configuration by a determination of the lowest total annual cost is illustrated by a comparison of costs of different types of commercial power plants. The present worth method of determining life cycle costs is demonstrated in the comparison of costs of alternate power systems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE