Power Plant Efficiency Heat Rate Basics

Heat Rate Basics

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 0.5 


Heat rate is the common measure of system efficiency in a power plant. The heat rate is a measure of the combined performance of the gas turbine cycle, the steam turbine cycle, and any other associated auxiliaries. This module introduces the basic characteristics of heat rate and provides instruction on how to calculate heat rate.


Course Objectives

"Describe heat rate.
Define common terminology.
Describe how to use the heat rate formula.
Explain how to calculate heat rate deviation.
Describe how plant efficiency affects return on investment. "





Quiz Information

You will not be required to pass the knowledge check questions to move on to the next lesson. These will not be counted as a grade, but each question gives you insight into what you should have learned and the sorts of things you'll need to remember moving forward.



The final exam must be passed successfully with 80% or higher in order to receive your certificate of completion.


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