Getting up steam

July 2004
Engineer (00137758);7/9/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7655, p13
Reports on the development of a turbine cooling system which could dramatically improve the efficiency of gas and coal-fired power plants. Cost benefit of increasing the operating temperature; Development of a concept for a cooling system that cools areas of the rotor and the blades that are directly affected by the steam.


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