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Combined-Cycle Gas & Steam Turbine Power Plants, 3rd Edition


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by Rolf Kehlhofer, Frank Hannemann, Franz Stirnimann and Bert Rukes

With this third edition, international expert Rolf Kehlhofer leads a team of eminent engineers for the long awaited update of the bible for combined-cycle plants.

Combined-Cycle Gas & Steam Turbine Power Plants, 3rd Edition, is a comprehensive overview of the combined-cycle power plant from a thermodynamic, technical, and economic viewpoint. This new edition gives readers the latest technological developments and practical examples from existing, state-of-the-art combined-cycle plants. Both practicing engineers and engineering students will find this book the definitive work on combined-cycle power plants.

Long considered an indispensable guide for combined-cycle technology, Combined-Cycle Gas & Steam Turbine Power Plants continues in its third edition to deliver unparalleled technical information, plus new chapters on important advancements.

Among the updates, the new edition provides an accurate, international picture of combined-cycle power generation. The book also discusses topics related to global warming with new chapters on CO2 capture and storage, and integrated gasification combined-cycle plants (IGCC). Included is an insightful economics chapter focusing on return-on-investment for combined-cycle.

Inside readers will find:

  • A strong overview of the technology utilized in a combined-cycle power plant
  • Detailed technical illustrations and descriptions highlighting how combined-cycle facilities have become a leading technology for large power plants
  • Clear explanations of the advantages that combined-cycle technology offers as an efficient low-emissions power generator
  • Diverse examples of internationally recognized combined-cycle power plants


  • Introduction
  • The electricity market
  • Economics
  • Thermodynamic principles of the combined-cycle plant
  • Combined-cycle concepts
  • Applications of combined cycles
  • Components
  • Control and automation
  • Operating and part load behavior
  • Environmental consideration
  • Developmental trends
  • The integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC)
  • Carbon dioxide capture and storage
  • Some typical combined-cycle plants
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A Conversions table
  • Appendix B Calculation of the operating performance of combined-cycle installations
  • Appendix C Symbols used

430 Pages/Hardcover/6x9/March 2009
ISBN10 1-59370-168-3

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