A Digital Computer Program for Processing Turbine-Generator Acceptance Test Data

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G. A. Maneatis, W. H. Barr

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, Calif.

J. Eng. Power 84(3), 295-304 (Jul 01, 1962) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3675020 History: Received September 08, 1961; Online January 10, 2012


This paper describes a digital computer program which processes rapidly all of the data taken during a steam turbine-generator acceptance test. Specifically, it determines all thermodynamic properties of steam and water, computes corrected test heat rate, and finally develops a contract heat rate for purposes of comparison with manufacturer’s guarantees. The application of this program on two 330-megawatt units is discussed. The thinking leading to certain key decisions involving the ultimate approach taken is presented for the benefit of those contemplating a similar effort.

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