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Title: Conventional alternating-current generators and engine generator sets

Abstract

Available data and techniques relevant to the selection and analysis of appropriate electrical generating equipment for application in the ICES program are presented. Of the general classes of commercially available a-c generators, the synchronous, rotating field alternator is most suited to ICES applications, and the focus of this technology evaluation. Conventional 60-Hz, alternating-current generators, with standard ratings ranging from 1.25 kVA to 10,000 kVA at voltages from 125 single-phase to 14,400 volts three-phase and speeds up to 1800 rpm are covered. Technical data for representative diesel engine-generator sets for continuous prime power ratings up to 6445 kW are presented. Approximate 1976 costs of standard electrical generating equipment are given for: (1) standard conventional alternating current generators and (2) packaged engine-generator sets. The data indicate a decrease in unit costs as the power ratings increase, with the cost of the slow-speed units somewhat greater than that of the higher speed units. Maintenance data for a typical total energy plant presently in operation indicate that the average cost of maintenance amounts to 41 cents/kWh. A plot of available data also indicates a trend to decreasing operating costs with increasing unit size.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA); Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6583491
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6583491
Report Number(s):
ANL/CES/TE-78-1
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ELECTRIC GENERATORS; PERFORMANCE; ICES; ALTERNATING CURRENT; COST; DIESEL ENGINES; FUEL CONSUMPTION; MAINTENANCE; RELIABILITY; SPECIFICATIONS; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENGINES; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES 320600* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Municipalities & Community Systems-- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Segaser, C.L. Conventional alternating-current generators and engine generator sets. United States: N. p., 1978. Web. doi:10.2172/6583491.
Segaser, C.L. Conventional alternating-current generators and engine generator sets. United States. doi:10.2172/6583491.
Segaser, C.L. Sat . "Conventional alternating-current generators and engine generator sets". United States. doi:10.2172/6583491. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6583491.
@article{osti_6583491,
title = {Conventional alternating-current generators and engine generator sets},
author = {Segaser, C.L.},
abstractNote = {Available data and techniques relevant to the selection and analysis of appropriate electrical generating equipment for application in the ICES program are presented. Of the general classes of commercially available a-c generators, the synchronous, rotating field alternator is most suited to ICES applications, and the focus of this technology evaluation. Conventional 60-Hz, alternating-current generators, with standard ratings ranging from 1.25 kVA to 10,000 kVA at voltages from 125 single-phase to 14,400 volts three-phase and speeds up to 1800 rpm are covered. Technical data for representative diesel engine-generator sets for continuous prime power ratings up to 6445 kW are presented. Approximate 1976 costs of standard electrical generating equipment are given for: (1) standard conventional alternating current generators and (2) packaged engine-generator sets. The data indicate a decrease in unit costs as the power ratings increase, with the cost of the slow-speed units somewhat greater than that of the higher speed units. Maintenance data for a typical total energy plant presently in operation indicate that the average cost of maintenance amounts to 41 cents/kWh. A plot of available data also indicates a trend to decreasing operating costs with increasing unit size.},
doi = {10.2172/6583491},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1978},
month = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1978}
}

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