Advanced Boiler Cycles

Course Number: M-1009
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Edward P. Brunet, Jr., P.E.
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Overview

In Advanced Boiler Cycles , you'll learn ...

  • Know the basic Rankine superheat cycle employed in power plant boilers and how its efficiency is calculated
  • Understand the effects of reheating and regeneration on the Rankine cycle
  • Appreciate the growing interest in supercritical technology among power plant developers in this country
  • Understand the phenomenon of the supercritical phase of steam

Overview

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Credit: 1 PDH

Length: 11 pages

This 1-hour online course addresses the growing interest and utilization of supercritical steam power plants in the United States. First, the basic steam cycles are reviewed in detail, including the Rankine superheat cycle, the reheat cycle, and the regenerative cycle. Then the characteristics of supercritical steam are discussed, along with its incorporation into the Rankine cycles. Statistics are quoted that show how supercritical technology is becoming mainstream after its brief trial during the late 1950's and early 1960's. The pros and cons of the supercritical steam cycle are discussed. It is assumed that the user of this course is somewhat familiar with the basic thermodynamics of steam power cycles.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Know the basic Rankine superheat cycle employed in power plant boilers and how its efficiency is calculated
  • Understand the effects of reheating and regeneration on the Rankine cycle
  • Appreciate the growing interest in supercritical technology among power plant developers in this country
  • Understand the phenomenon of the supercritical phase of steam
  • Be able to discuss the pros and cons of the supercritical cycle

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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