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## How do I calculate the heat rate of a 900 kW gas

How do I calculate turbine heat rate? engine?

## How do you calculate the rate of heat loss?

What is turbine heat rate?
Akhil Shetty, 6+ years in study of Thermodynamics applications eld
How can I calculate the heat rate of a steam turbine?
Updated Feb 6, 2016

There is no such thing as Turbine Heat Rate. There is only Cycle Heat Rate! Period. What is heat load calculation?

Good now lets' continue with a answering your question with a little bit of modication. How do I calculate flow rate in heat transfer?

## Why is steam super heated in a thermal plant? Is the

pressure not enough to run the turbine?

Firstly, what is Heat Rate?? How do you calculate the quantity of heat?

Any measurable parameter which has "Rate" as a suxed or prexed word indicates the Is gas turbine efficiency low, very low, high or very
change in parameters w.r.t. time. Heat rate is similar. It means the amount of heat input high?
over a given period of time (usually per hour) to produce a unit of Power output.
What is the heat index and how is it calculated?
In Industry it is dened in terms of amount of energy input (kilo-calories or kilo-joules) to
get a unit of Power output (in kilowatt-hour, energy term).

Heat Rate was earlier the premise of Utility Power Generators but nowadays plays a very
important role for industries using Captive Power (CPP's) because it indicates how
eciently is the CPP being run. Higher value indicates ineciency.

Due to renewed and intense focus on industrial economies impact on the environment
(global warming), the short term eects of pollutants on the general health of local
population due to excessive dependence on Coal-based Power Plants) and also the
depletion of resources it has become important that not only the Utility Power Plants
(focusses on Power generation only) but also the CPP's (cement, sugar, steel, other
process steam-usage industries, where process steam is primary & Power secondary)
focus on running the cycle eciently at varying load usage. This usually is the focus of
Energy Auditing done by the governmental organisations.

## It is the cycle eciency. Like mathematically say the Input/Output.

Heat Input usually is measured at the Boiler Inlet to the Boiler Outlet. In casual terms it is
the indirect heat received by Coal.

Heat Output is the energy produced by the Output of Turbine usually measured in kW over
a period of same time. Power x Time is Energy btw :P

So as you get it HEAT RATE is Energy spent to get Power. Less the energy spent for
producing given Power or More the Power produced for same energy input indicates
optimum usage of resources or ecient operation. Heat Rate as a comparison measurement
(as is usually with all investment-related things), indicates how ecient the Power plant is
for the given investement and components used.

Study of Heat Rate in details is the basis of many Phd theses. So to go in depth will give you
so many details w.r.t. Component eectiveness, Financial aspects that this answer would
not be able to accommodate.

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## How do I calculate the heat rate of a 900 kW gas engine?

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What is turbine heat rate?

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How do I calculate the heat rate of a 900 kW gas
engine?
Rajesh Nakka, Teaching
Answered Dec 9, 2016 How do you calculate the rate of heat loss?

Here we generally rates are dened with respect to net power output from the power plant. What is turbine heat rate?

Turbine heat rate is simply the amount of heat we need to supply for generating one unit of How can I calculate the heat rate of a steam turbine?
net work output. It tells us how much we need to invest in fuel for a unit power
output(generally measured in kWh). Increase in heat rate implies, more heat consumption What is heat load calculation?
for same power output. So we try to get lower heat rate of the turbine.
How do I calculate flow rate in heat transfer?
Similarly you can also dene steam rate, which simply means amount of heat required to
Why is steam super heated in a thermal plant? Is the
get one unit power output. Higher steam rate implies, more steam consumption for pressure not enough to run the turbine?
particular amount of power. So we always try to get lower steam rate.
How do you calculate the quantity of heat?
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## How do I calculate flow rate in heat transfer?

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