Boiler Feed Pump Drives

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J. H. Goodell, Paul Leung

Power and Industrial Division, Bechtel Corporation, Los Angeles, Calif.

J. Eng. Power 87(3), 237-245 (Jul 01, 1965) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3678232 History: Received July 27, 1964; Online January 10, 2012


The purpose of this paper is to present a résumé of boiler feed pump applications in major steam power stations in the last twelve years and to review criteria for the selection of feed pump drives in stations of different sizes and steam conditions to indicate the trend in selection of this type of equipment. Illustrative material from actual designs performed by the authors’ company is utilized.

Copyright © 1965 by ASME
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