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Title: Method of optimizing performance of Rankine cycle power plants

Abstract

A method for efficiently operating a Rankine cycle power plant (10) to maximize fuel utilization efficiency or energy conversion efficiency or minimize costs by selecting a turbine (22) fluid inlet state which is substantially in the area adjacent and including the transposed critical temperature line (46).

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Walnut Creek, CA
  2. El Cerrito, CA
  3. Oakland, CA
  4. Richmond, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864395
Patent Number(s):
US 4358930
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; optimizing; performance; rankine; cycle; power; plants; efficiently; operating; plant; 10; maximize; fuel; utilization; efficiency; energy; conversion; minimize; costs; selecting; turbine; 22; fluid; inlet; substantially; adjacent; including; transposed; critical; temperature; line; 46; rankine cycle; cycle power; power plants; critical temperature; conversion efficiency; energy conversion; power plant; fluid inlet; fuel utilization; temperature line; efficiently operating; /60/

Citation Formats

Pope, William L, Pines, Howard S, Doyle, Padraic A, and Silvester, Lenard F. Method of optimizing performance of Rankine cycle power plants. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Pope, William L, Pines, Howard S, Doyle, Padraic A, & Silvester, Lenard F. Method of optimizing performance of Rankine cycle power plants. United States.
Pope, William L, Pines, Howard S, Doyle, Padraic A, and Silvester, Lenard F. Fri . "Method of optimizing performance of Rankine cycle power plants". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864395.
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abstractNote = {A method for efficiently operating a Rankine cycle power plant (10) to maximize fuel utilization efficiency or energy conversion efficiency or minimize costs by selecting a turbine (22) fluid inlet state which is substantially in the area adjacent and including the transposed critical temperature line (46).},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/864395}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
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