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Basic Mechanical Engineering by Pravin Kumar

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4

Properties of Steam and Steam Generators

Chapter Objectives

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Properties of steam
  • Types of steam and dryness fraction
  • Steam generators/boilers
  • Mounting and accessories
  • Boiler performance
4.1  INTRODUCTION

Steam is a gaseous form of water which has a large number of industrial applications. Steam is widely used for power generation purpose. Also, it has applications in chemical, leather and other industries. Most of the nuclear and thermal power plan use steam to run the turbines and finally to generate electrical power. Therefore, all the engineers require basic idea about steam properties, the steam generation process, and apparatus for steam generation.

4.2  FORMATION OF STEAM AT CONSTANT PRESSURE ...

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