Consider a steam power plant operating on the simple Rankine cycle. Steam enters the turbine
at 16 MPa and 600°C and is condensed in the condenser at a pressure of 8 kPa. Considering an
isentropic efficiency of 85% for both the turbine and pump, determine (a) the net work produced
in the cycle, (b) the heat input in the boiler, (c) the heat rejection in condenser and (d)the thermal
efficiency of this power plant.
(a) The net work produced in the cycle
Turbine work - Pump work
Net work =
Considering the efficiency
(b) The heat input in the boiler
(c) The heat rejection in condenser
(d)The thermal efficiency of this power plant.