# A series of two turbines and a heat exchanger are used to obtain shaft work from steam in a...

## Question:

A series of two turbines and a heat exchanger are used to obtain shaft work from steam in a steady state process.The steam enters the first turbine at 10 bar and 250 {eq}^o{/eq}C, and exits the turbine at 3 bar. In the heat exchanger, the steam is heated back up to 250 {eq}^o{/eq}C, while the pressure remains at 3 bar. This steam enters the second turbine in which it is expanded to 1 bar. Each turbine has an efficiency of 80 %.

For each kilogram of steam entering the process, find the amount of work produced in each turbine, and the amount of heat added in the heat exchanger.

## Work

When an amount of force is applied on the object to displace it for an amount that is known as the work when a person pushes the box, the work is done by him is the amount of force applied by him to the displacement length of the box.

## Answer and Explanation: 1

Given Data

• Enter pressure of the steam is: {eq}{P_1} = 10\;{\rm{bar}} = 0.1\;{\rm{MPa}} {/eq}
• Enter temperature of the steam is: {eq}{T_1} = 250^\circ {\rm{C}} {/eq}.
• Exit pressure of the steam is: {eq}{P_2} = 3\;{\rm{bar}} {/eq}.
• Temperature again heated is: {eq}\dot T = 250^\circ {\rm{C}} {/eq}.
• Expanded pressure of the steam is: {eq}{P_E} = 1\;{\rm{bar}} {/eq}.
• Efficiency of the turbine is: {eq}\eta = 80\% {/eq}.

From the properties of the steam

Enthalpy of the superheated steam at temperature {eq}{T_1} {/eq} and pressure{eq}{P_1} {/eq} is: {eq}{h_1} = 2943.1\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} {/eq}

Temperature of the steam at the pressure{eq}{P_2} {/eq} is:{eq}{T_1} = 133.52^\circ {\rm{C}} {/eq}.

Enthalpy of the steam at the pressure{eq}{P_2} {/eq} is:{eq}{h_2} = 2724.9\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} {/eq}.

Enthalpy of the steam at temperature{eq}250^\circ {\rm{C}}{/eq} and pressure {eq}3\;{\rm{bar}}{/eq} is: {eq}{h_3} = 2967.9\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} {/eq}.

Enthalpy of the steam at the pressure of the {eq}1\;{\rm{bar}}{/eq} is: {eq}{h_4} = 2675.0\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} {/eq}.

Expression to calculate the enthalpy change due to the expansion is

{eq}\Delta h = {h_1} - {h_2} {/eq}

Substitute the value in above expression

{eq}\begin{align*} \Delta h &= 2943.1\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} - 2724.9\;{\rm{kJ/kg}}\\ \Delta h& = 218.2\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} \end{align*} {/eq}

Expression to calculate the work done is

{eq}W = \Delta h \times \eta {/eq}

Substitute the value in above expression

{eq}\begin{align*} W &= 218.2\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} \times 0.8\\ W &= 174.56\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} \end{align*} {/eq}

Thus the work done at the turbine is {eq}174.56\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} {/eq}.

Expression to calculate the change in enthalpy in the travelling across the system is

{eq}\delta h = {h_3} - \Delta h {/eq}

Substitute the value in above expression

{eq}\begin{align*} \delta h& = 2967.9\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} - 218.2\;{\rm{kJ/kg}}\\ \delta h &= 2749.7\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} \end{align*} {/eq}

Expression to calculate the enthalpy of the steam at the turbine is

{eq}{h_T} = \delta h - {h_4} {/eq}

Substitute the value in above expression

{eq}\begin{align*} {h_T}& = 2749.7\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} - 2675.0\;{\rm{kJ/kg}}\\ {h_T}& = 74.7\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} \end{align*} {/eq}

Expression to calculate the work done of the turbine is

{eq}W = {h_T} \times \eta {/eq}

Substitute the value in above expression

{eq}\begin{align*} W &= 74.7\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} \times 0.8\\ W &= 59.75\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} \end{align*} {/eq}

Thus the heat added in the heat exchanger is {eq}59.75\;{\rm{kJ/kg}} {/eq}.

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