The focus of this chapter is subsystem A. The thermodynamic cycle in subsystem A is called the Rankine cycle. Subsystem A consists of a boiler turbine condenser and a pump. Fuel burned in the boiler heats the water to generate superheated steam
Chapter 8: Steam Power Cycles b) Regenerative Cycles - Open and Closed Feedwater Heaters. One approach to increasing the efficiency of steam power cycles is by extracting some of the steam from various stages of the turbine and using it to preheat the compressed liquid before it enters the .