Basics of Boiler and HRSG Design

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An excellent primer for power plant professionals who have to wear many hats and need a practical explanation of the design and basic operation of conventional steam generating boilers and HRSGs without having to wade through technical material. Buecker uses anecdotes and humor to liven up what would otherwise be considered a dry subject. No other book explains the fundamentals of boilers and HRSGs without going into technical depths.

Features & Benefits

  • Fundamentals of steam generation and conventional boiler design
  • Technologies, including fluidized-bed combustion and heat recovery steam generation(HRSG).
  • Fuel and ash properties
  • Fossil-fuel plant metallurgy
  • Topics regarding air pollution control


  • Operators
  • Plant managers
  • Engineers

About the Author

Brad Buecker is Senior Technical Publicist with ChemTreat. He has over 38 years of experience in or affiliated with the power industry, much of it in steam generation chemistry, water treatment, air quality control, and results engineering positions with City Water, Light & Power (Springfield, Illinois) and Kansas City Power & Light Company's La Cygne, Kansas station. Most recently he was a technical specialist with Kiewit Engineering Group Inc. Buecker has a B.S. in chemistry from Iowa State University with additional course work in fluid mechanics, energy and materials balances, and advanced inorganic chemistry. He is a member of the ACS, AIChE, ASME, and NACE, the Electric Utility Workshop planning committee, and the Power-Gen planning committee. Buecker is a contributing editor for Power Engineering magazine, and has authored three books on power plant topics.

Type: Softcover
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 184
Published: 2002
ISBN: 9781593701864

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  • 5


    Posted by thomas marr on 18th May 2019

    great book

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