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Table of Contents





Introduction part 1 - theory and technology

SECTION I - Optimizing Heat and Power Resources

1 Heat and Power Resources Overview

2 Expressing Power Cycle Performance

3 Localized vs. Central Station Power Generation

4 Selection of Power Generation Systems

SECTION II - Thermal Technologies

5 Heating Value and Combustion of Fuel

6 Properties and Value of Steam

7 Boilers

8 Heat Recovery

SECTION III - Prime Mover Technologies

9 Reciprocating Engines

10 Combustion Gas Turbines

11 Steam Turbines

12 Combined and Steam Injection Cycles

13 Controlling Prime Movers

14 Renewable and Alternative Power Technologies part 2 - operating environment

SECTION IV - Environmental Considerations

15 Air Pollution Regulatory Programs

16 Air Permitting Process

17 Emissions Control Measures

18 Refrigerants and the CFC Issue

SECTION V - Utility Industry and Energy Rates

19 Natural Gas Industry Overview

20 Electric Industry Overview

21 Utility Rate Structures

22 Utility Bill Analysis part 3 - applications

SECTION VI - Localized Electric Generation

23 Localized Electric Generation Applications Overview

24 Electricity

25 Electric Generators

26 Generator Driver Applications and Selection

27 Electric Generator Switchgear and Controls

28 Interconnecting Electric Generators

SECTION VII - Mechanical Drive Services

29 Mechanical Drive Applications Overview

30 Air Compressors

31 Pumps

32 Fans

SECTION VIII - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

33 Refrigeration Cycles and Performance Ratings

34 Psychrometrics

35 Heat Extraction - Evaporators, Chilled Water, Economizers and Thermal Storage

36 Heat Rejection - Condensers, Cooling Towers, Heat Pumps and Heat Recovery

37 Vapor Compression-Cycle Systems

38 Absorption Cooling Systems

39 Desiccant Dehumidification Technologies part 4 - analysis and implementation

SECTION IX - Integrated Approach to Energy Resource Optimization Projects

40 Integrated Approach to Energy Resource Optimization Projects

41 Technical Analysis

42 Evaluating Project Financial Potential

43 Project Contracting and Financing Options

44 Program Implementation and Operation

Appendix: Conversion Tables


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