This book explains the engineering required to bring geothermal resources into use. The book covers specifically engineering aspects that are unique to geothermal engineering, such as measurements in wells and their interpretation, transport of near-boiling water through long pipelines, turbines driven by fluids other than steam, and project economics. The explanations are reinforced by drawing comparisons with other energy industries.Power. Station. 11. The prime mover for bulk electricity generation worldwide is the turbine, coupled to a condenser and alternator. A working fluid is taken through a cycle of changes of temperature and pressure and through the prime mover to produce torque, ... 11.1 Introduction Electricity is generated by the rotation of a coil in a magnetic field and the power station houses the machinery to do this.
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