Overview for Power Plant Performance Monitoring
Power Plant Performance Monitoring" is a compilation and review of analytic methods used to evaluate power plant performance and quantify the degradation of major power plant equipment. The methods used for performance test calculation methods (like the ASME Performance Test Code procedures) are reviewed, but the focus of the book is on the detailed heat balance analysis and expected equipment performance predictions. These more detailed methods are the essential building blocks that enable on-line performance monitoring systems to evaluate degradation with repeatable precision. The methods in this book are presented in sufficient detail to enable readers to construct useful customized performance monitoring calculations for their own power plants.
Rodney R Gay (Author)
Rodney R Gay received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1975. He served as founder and president of Enter Software, Inc. From 1988 until the company was sold to General Electric in 1999. He remained as president of GE Enter Software for two years, then left GE to become a writer and Engineering Consultant.
Carl A Palmer (Author)
Carl A Palmer earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1991, after which he became an employee with Enter Software, Inc. Carl is currently an Engineering Manager working on sensor development for the power industry.
Michael R Erbes (Author)
Michael R Erbes received his PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University in 1987. He co-founded Enter Software, Inc. In 1988 where he served as Vice President and Director of Engineering. Mike is now President of Enginomix, LLC (www.enginomix.net). a Consulting and software development company focusing on Integrated engineering and economic modeling Solutions for power Plant design and operations.