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

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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.

Features & Benefits

  • 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


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About the Authors

Rolf Kehlhofer is an internationally recognized expert in the energy industry and, more specifically, in the field of combined-cycle power plants. The founder and managing partner of The Energy Consulting Group Ltd. in Zurich, Kehlhofer previously served as president of ABB Power Generation Switzerland. A Swiss citizen, Kehlhofer is a graduate of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. During his career, his contributions have resulted in nearly 60,000 megawatts of generated power worldwide.

Frank Hannemann has a degree in Thermal Engineering from the Technical University of Zittau. After ten years with Siemens Power Generation, he became Director of IGCC and innovative power plant cycles with special focus on CO2 free technologies. He is currently head of engineering at Siemens Fuel Gasification Technology GmbH and is responsible for technology development and engineering activities for gasification projects. Hannemann has written articles for numerous publications about integrated gasification combined-cycle plants (IGCC). He is a holder of several patents and his inventions have been named by Siemens AG as one of the most attractive solutions for future power generation.

Franz J. Stirnimann has held the position of senior consultant at The Energy Consulting Group Ltd. in Switzerland since 2005. He started his career as a process engineer and spent more than 25 years in the field of engineering for thermal power plants, mainly for combined-cycle plants within ABB Power Generation and later ALSTOM Power. In 1994 he became vice president for Combined Cycle Plant Engineering with worldwide responsibilities. During his career, he has been involved in the design and execution of all types of combined-cycle plants as well as development activities for plant standardization. A Swiss citizen, Stirnimann has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss University of Applied Science and Arts in Lucerne.

Bert Rukes joined Siemens in 1978 and has held various leadership positions during his tenure there. He currently oversees plant design and development, and nuclear and steam operations. During his distinguished career, Rukes received the Siemens Top Innovator award for outstanding innovations in fossil power plant solutions. He is a member of VDI (the Association of German Engineers) and is an Honorary Fellow of the International Association of the Properties of Water and Steam. A mechanical engineering graduate at the University of Applied Sciences in Du¨sseldorf and the Technical University in Berlin, Rukes also holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 430
Published: 2009
ISBN: 9781593701680

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Rolf Kehlhofer | Bert Rukes | Frank Hannemann | Franz Stirnimann
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