Steam: Its Generation and Use – 42nd Edition


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The 42nd edition of Steam: Its Generation and Use, a book written and published by B&W, details advances in the production of steam and the utilization of all types of fuels. This 2015 edition has once again been thoroughly updated and revised, including completely rewritten sections on combustion technologies, advanced steam generator designs, environmental protection, and nuclear applications.​

STEAM remains the longest continuously published engineering text of its kind in the world. This edition marks the 140th anniversary of the first edition which was published in 1875, not long after an engineer named Stephen Wilcox, Jr., applied his knowledge of water circulation theory to perfecting a new and safe boiler concept. Today, B&W is an internationally acknowledged leader and authority in all aspects of steam generation, from fundamentals and research, to engineering and manufacturing, service and construction, and protecting the environment. We continue to share our expertise through the publication of STEAM.

Contained in more than 1,200 pages, this renowned reference for the steam generation industry is thoroughly indexed and also includes useful engineering tables and equations, and a summary of boiler codes and standards.

Includes bibliographic references and index.
Subject areas:
1. Steam boilers
2. Combustion – Fossil fuels
3. Nuclear power
4. Emissions control
Table of Contents
System of Units
Editor’s Foreword
Introduction to Steam
B&W History
Section I – Steam Fundamentals
Steam Generation – An Overview
Thermodynamics of Steam
Fluid Dynamics
Heat Transfer
Boiling Heat Transfer, Two-Phase Flow and Circulation
Numerical Modeling for Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer and Combustion
Metallurgy, Materials and Mechanical Properties
Structural Analysis and Design
Section II – Steam Generation from Chemical Energy
Sources of Chemical Energy
Principles of Combustion
Oil and Gas Utilization
Solid Fuel Processing and Handling
Coal Pulverization
Burners and Combustion Systems for Pulverized Coal
Cyclone Furnaces
Fluidized-Bed Combustion
Coal Gasification
Boilers, Superheaters and Reheaters
Economizers and Air Heaters
Fuel Ash Effects on Boiler Design and Operation
Performance Calculations
Boiler Enclosures, Casing and Insulation
Boiler Cleaning and Ash Handling Systems
Boiler Auxiliaries
Section III – Applications of Steam
Fossil Fuel Boilers for Electric Power
Boilers for Industry, Small Power and Specialty Applications
Chemical and Heat Recovery in the Pulp and Paper Industry
Waste-to-Energy Installations
Biomass Installations
Section IV – Environmental Protection
Environmental Considerations
Particulate Control
Nitrogen Oxides Control
Sulfur Oxides Control
Mercury, Hazardous Air Pollutants and other Multi-Pollutant Control
Carbon Dioxide Considerations
Environmental Air Emissions Monitoring and Measurement
Section V – Specification, Manufacturing and Construction
Equipment Specification, Economics and Evaluation
Section VI – Operations
Pressure, Temperature, Quality and Flow Measurement
Controls for Fossil Fuel-Fired Steam Generating Plants
Water and Steam Chemistry, Deposits and Corrosion
Boiler Operations
Section VII – Service and Maintenance
Maintaining Availability
Condition Assessment
Section VIII – Steam Generation from Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Installations for Electric Power
Nuclear Fuels
Principles of Nuclear Reactions
Nuclear Steam Generators
Nuclear Equipment Manufacture
Nuclear Services, Life Extensions and Enhancements
Nuclear Waste Management
Conversion Factors, SI Steam Properties and Useful Tables
Codes and Standards
Symbols, Acronyms and Abbreviations


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Weight 2 lbs