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Basic Mechanical Engineering, 2e, 2nd Edition by Pravin Kumar

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CHAPTER 4

Properties of Steam and Steam Generators

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, the student will be able:

  • To describe the thermodynamic properties of steam
  • To differentiate the different types of boilers
  • To describe the function of mountings and accessories in a boiler
  • To measure the performance of boilers
4.1 INTRODUCTION

Steam is a gaseous form of water, which has a large number of industrial applications. Steam is widely used for power generation purpose. Also, it has applications in chemical, leather, and other industries. Most of the nuclear and thermal power plants use steam to run the turbines and finally to generate electrical power. Therefore, all the engineers require basic idea about steam properties, the ...

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