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Fast-start and transient operation

Joseph E. Schroeder,    J.E. Schroeder Consulting LLC, Union, MO, United States

Abstract

Power plants operate in cyclic service where the demand for dispatchable operation is a common requirement. This chapter discusses the issues associated with cycling. It also presents a general discussion of fatigue damage, and the parameters that are most influential are identified.

Keywords

Cycling; fast start; transient; fatigue; creep; startup; shutdown

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