Central Utility Plants

The electric utility industry, which still produces the majority of the nation's power, has traditionally relied on two basic thermodynamic cycles to generate electric power: the conventional steam turbine Rankine cycle for baseload and intermediate load applications, and the gas turbine Brayton cycle for peaking applications. While these cycles have proven reliable for the utility industry, the use of natural gas or oil fuels and heat recovery technology opens up a number of other cycles that offer significantly better

Fig. 3-1 Simplified Diagram of Large Utility Steam Generation Reheat Cycle. Source: Cogen Designs, Inc.

thermodynamic performance for large central power plants, as well as smaller facilities.

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