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Title: Enhancement of energy efficiency and loading of steam turbines through retrofitting 2-d designs with 3-d designs
Authors: Bhatt, M Siddhartha
Keywords: 3-d blading;Energy efficiency;Isentropic efficiency;Stage efficiency;Steam turbines;Variable reaction blading
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This paper presents improvement in energy efficiency and power loading of steam turbines through module retrofits accomplished by migration from 2-d designs to 3-d designs. Power output of overall turbine is expected to increase by ~14 MW (for original steam flow) or heat rate is expected to decrease by 6.6% (through reduced steam consumption). Operating turbine efficiency is expected to increase from 39.90% to 42.72%. The 3-d stack optimized design is expected to give an improvement of 6-7% over 2-d design. Loading of unit can be enhanced without any major hardware changes with a few improvements in boiler and generator and these will not limit unit loading.
Page(s): 64-70
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.70(01) [January 2011]

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