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Combined Cycle Power Plant Components

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the design and operating principles of a combustion turbine used in a combined cycle application
  • Describe the design and operating principles of a heat recovery steam generator used in a combined cycle application
  • Describe the design and operating principles of an electrical generator used in a combined cycle application
  • Describe the purpose of a stack damper on combined cycle units
  • Explain the use of supplementary firing in heat recovery steam generators
  • Be able to explain the natural and forced circulation in the steam production process
  • Explain the purpose of selective catalytic reduction and carbon monoxide catalyst systems in the operation of a combined cycle power plant
  • Be able to explain the purpose of reheat steam

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60 Minutes

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify and describe the major components of a combined cycle power plant.