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Title: Method and apparatus for thermal power generation

Abstract

A method and apparatus for power generation from a recirculating superheat-reheat circuit with multiple expansion stages which alleviates complex control systems and minimizes thermal cycling of system components, particularly the reheater. The invention includes preheating cold reheat fluid from the first expansion stage prior to its entering the reheater with fluid from the evaporator or drum component.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863412
Patent Number(s):
4164849
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F01 - MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL F01K - STEAM ENGINE PLANTS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
E(11-1)-3045
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; thermal; power; generation; recirculating; superheat-reheat; circuit; multiple; expansion; stages; alleviates; complex; control; systems; minimizes; cycling; components; particularly; reheater; preheating; cold; reheat; fluid; stage; prior; entering; evaporator; drum; component; control systems; thermal cycling; power generation; minimizes thermal; thermal power; expansion stage; /60/122/376/976/

Citation Formats

Mangus, James D. Method and apparatus for thermal power generation. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Mangus, James D. Method and apparatus for thermal power generation. United States.
Mangus, James D. Mon . "Method and apparatus for thermal power generation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863412.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for power generation from a recirculating superheat-reheat circuit with multiple expansion stages which alleviates complex control systems and minimizes thermal cycling of system components, particularly the reheater. The invention includes preheating cold reheat fluid from the first expansion stage prior to its entering the reheater with fluid from the evaporator or drum component.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
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