This book for engineers in the power industry considers the problems of design of large power steam turbines and their operation at power plants in large power systems. The author emphasizes transient operating conditions, and discusses their influence on reliability, and the ways in which they can be improved with automated control and computer-based informative support of operators. He covers operations in the US, former USSR, Japan, and Europe. The first of a two-volume work. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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