Keywords

Citrus fruit industry -- Energy conservation, Steam turbines

Abstract

A cogeneration system using a noncondensing steam turbine to simultaneously provide electricity and process steam to a citrus plant was modeled in order to assess the source energy savings and the economic implications with the employment of this type system under conditions of time varying plant energy demand. Average monthly energy demand data from on citrus plant was analyzed. It was determined that the important parameter, in addition to a minimum demand level, for assessing economic acceptability is the demand thermal to electric ratio. One set of steam conditions will not necessarily provide the maximum source energy savings and at the same time be the most economically beneficial. The values of the economic criteria will remain relatively constant over a range of rated turbine capacities for each set of steam conditions.

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Graduation Date

Spring 1981

Advisor

Bishop, Patricia J.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

65 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013432

Included in

Engineering Commons

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