Operation of Steam Turbines to Minimize Shell Cracking

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S. B. Coulter, R. L. Jackson

Large Steam Turbine-Generator Department, General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y.

J. Eng. Power 82(3), 227-238 (Jul 01, 1960) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3672774 History: Received September 11, 1959; Online January 10, 2012


Some methods for reducing the tendencies toward cracking in steam-turbine shells are described. Involved are improved operating procedures, application of accessories, and improved mechanical design, all of which aid in properly controlling shell thermal distribution.

Copyright © 1960 by ASME
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