Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating
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Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating



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Heinz P. Bloch and Murari P. Singh are the editors of Steam Turbines Design, Applications and Rerating PDF Book

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Heinz P. Bloch (West Des Moines, Iowa) is a consulting engineer. Before retiring from Exxon in 1986 after over two decades of service, Mr. Bloch’s professional career included long-term assignments as Exxon Chemical’s Regional Machinery Specialist for the United States.

He has also held machinery-oriented staff and line positions with Exxon affiliates in the United States, Italy, Spain, England, The Netherlands, and Japan.

He has conducted over 500 public and implant courses in the United States and at international locations.(Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

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Dr. Murari P. Singh (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is Consulting Engineer/Probabilistic Living Leader of GE Oil & Gas for all products in the Chief Engineers’ Office.

Dr. Singh has been involved in the design, development, and analysis of industrial turbomachinery for more than 30 years with Turbodyne Corporation, Dresser Industries, DresserRand Company, and, most recently, Safe Technical Solutions Inc., where he served as Director of Engineering Technology.

Dr. Singh has extensive knowledge and experience with fatigue and fracture mechanics, stress and vibration of structures, reliability, life analysis, and probabilistic analysis. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

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His practical application experience is with a variety of rotating equipment including warm gas and FCC expanders, steam turbines, and centrifugal compressors.

He developed the widely used SAFE diagram for reliability evaluation of turbine blades. Dr. Singh has authored more than 35 technical papers on topics relating to turbomachinery.

Main Contents of Steam Turbines PDF


  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Turbine Casing and Major Stationary Components 
  • Chapter 3. Bearings for Mechanical Drive Turbines 
  • Chapter 4. Rotors for Impulse Turbines
  • Chapter 5. Rotors for Reaction Turbines
  • Chapter 6. Turbine Blade Design Overview
  • Chapter 7. Turbine Auxiliaries
  • Chapter 8. Governors and Control Systems
  • Chapter 9. Couplings and Coupling Considerations
  • Chapter 10. Rotor Dynamics Technology
  • Chapter 11. Campbell, Goodman, and SAFE Diagrams for Steam Turbine Blades
  • Chapter 12. Reaction vs. Impulse Type Steam Turbines 
  • Chapter 13. Transmission Elements for High-Speed Turbomachinery
  • Chapter 14. Shortcut Graphical Methods of Turbine Selection
  • Chapter 15. Elliott Shortcut Selection Method for Multivalve, Multistage Steam Turbines
  • Chapter 16. Rerates, Upgrades, and Modifications

Preface to Steam Turbines PDF


In order to efficiently and reliably drive compressors and other fluid movers, virtually every industry depends on steam turbine drivers. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

The various types of fluid movers often require variable input speeds, and steam turbines are capable of providing these without too much difficulty.

Situations may arise using applications during which a process plant needs large quantities of heat. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

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The modern mechanical drive steam turbine proves capable of adding to plant efficiency by allowing the motive steam to first expand through a series of blades and then be used in the process of heating elsewhere in the plant, or as utility steam for heating buildings on-site or in the community.

economy and feasibility of these and a multitude of related applications depend on the reliability of steam turbines. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

There is also a strong dependency on the capability of the selected models and geometries of steam turbines to handle a given steam condition at the desired throughput or output capacity.

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Similar considerations will prompt the engineer to survey the field of available drivers for process and/or utility duty. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

We note that in most large, complex petrochemical plants, particularly plants where steam is either generated or consumed by the process, mechanical drive steam turbines have been the prime mover of choice.

These large variable-speed units are a critical component in continuous-flow chemical processes and, in most cases, are placed in service without backup capability.

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This kind of application demands the highest reliability and availability performance. These two requirements form the cornerstone of the development programs underway at the design and manufacturing facilities of the world’s leading equipment producers.

More than ever before, petrochemical and other industries are facing intense global competition, which in turn has created a need for lower-cost equipment.

Global competition has also created a demand for the modification of existing steam turbines to gain efficiency, that is, an increase in power output per ton of steam consumed (although purists will find this to be the layman’s definition).

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Making this equipment without compromising quality, efficiency, and reliability is not easy, and only the industrial world’s best manufacturers measure up to the task.

It is equally important that a contemplative, informed, and discerning equipment purchaser or equipment user can be expected to spot the right combination of two desirable and seemingly contradictory requirements: low cost and high quality.

The starting point of machinery selection is machinery know-how. From know-how, one can progress to type selection, such as condensing versus extraction versus backpressure turbine, or reaction steam turbine versus impulse steam turbine.

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Type selection, in turn, leads to component selection, such as fixed land thrust bearing versus tilting-pad thrust bearing. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

These could be exceedingly important considerations since both type selection and component selection has a lasting impact on the maintainability, serviceability, availability, and reliability of steam turbines.

As a result of these considerations, the ultimate effect will be planted profitability or possibly even plant survival. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

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This second edition text is intended to provide the kind of guidance that will enable the reader to make intelligent choices. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

We have added Chapter 16 on the upgrading of steam turbines, completely revised the chapter on bearings, and added new information on bearing protector seals, brush seals, oil mist lubrication, and wavy face mechanical seals that promise to replace carbon ring seals in small steam turbines.

While the text cannot claim to be all-encompassing and complete in every detail, it was the coauthors’ hope to make the material both readable and relevant.

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We believe we have succeeded in making the text up-to-date, with practical, field-proven component configuration and the execution of mechanical drive steam turbines discussed at length.

The emphasis was to be on the technology of the principal machine, but we did not want to overlook auxiliaries such as fixed-ratio gear transmissions, variable-speed transmissions, overrunning clutches, and couplings.

With experience showing that machinery downtime events are often linked to malfunction of the support equipment, we decided to include governors, lubrication and sealing systems, Overspeed trip devices, and other relevant auxiliaries.

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All of these are thoroughly cross-referenced in the index and should be helpful to a wide spectrum of readers. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

While compiling this information from commercially available industry source materials, we were again impressed by the profusion of diligent effort that some well-focused companies expended to design and manufacture more efficient and more reliable turbomachinery.

With much of this source material dispersed among the various sales, marketing, design, and manufacturing groups. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

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We set out to collect the data and organize it into a text that acquaints the reader with the topic by using overview and summary materials.

The information progresses through more detailed and more design-oriented write-ups and on to scoping studies and application and selection examples.

Some of these are shown in both English and metric units; others were left in the method chosen by the original contributor. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

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The reader will note that we stayed away from an excessively mathematical treatment of the subject at hand.

Instead, the focus was clearly on giving a single-source reference on a wide range of material that will be needed by the widest possible spectrum of machinery users.

These users range from plant operators to mechanical technical support technicians, reliability engineers, mechanical and chemical engineers, operations superintendents, project managers, and even senior plant administrators.

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Finally, the publishers and coauthors wish to point out that this book would never have been written without the full cooperation of a large number of highly competent steam turbine manufacturers in the United States and overseas.

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It was compiled by obtaining permission to use the direct contributions of companies and individuals listed in the figure sources and bibliography.

These contributions were then structured into a cohesive write-up of what the reader should know about mechanical drive steam turbine technology as of 2008 and beyond.

The real credit should, therefore, go to the various contributors and not the coauthors, who, in some instances, acted only as compiling editors. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

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In line with this thought, we would be most pleased if the entire effort would serve to acquaint the reader with not only the topic but also the names of the outstanding individuals and companies whose contributions made it all possible.

We wish to give special thanks to Seema, Reshma, and Masuma Singh for much-valued assistance. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)

Their proofreading efforts and resulting suggestions greatly improved this text. (Steam Turbines Design Applications and Rerating)


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