[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Posted by Larry on July 02, 2002 at 06:47:40:
In Reply to: Prime mover? posted by tom on July 01, 2002 at 14:39:06:
: In Ontario, Canada "prime mover" is defined in Ontario Regulation 219/01.
The definition is:
¡§prime mover¡¨ means a steam engine, steam turbine, gas turbine, internal combustion engine or electric motor;
Some other definitions:
¡§steam plant¡¨ means the total power rating in kilowatts of its registered boilers and any registered air compressors required for the steam plant operation;
¡§steam prime mover plant¡¨ means a steam engine or turbine including any pressure vessels, associated equipment and piping that has a rating of more than 7 kW (10 BHP, .26TH) and that is driven by steam,
(a) from a boiler that is not owned by or under the control of the user of the engine or turbine, or
(b) from another plant of the user of the engine or turbine;
¡§power plant¡¨ means the total power rating in kilowatts of its registered boilers in combination with any one or more registered steam prime movers, compressors or refrigeration compressors;
¡§boiler horsepower¡¨ or ¡§bhp¡¨ means 34.5 lb of water evaporated from and at 212„aF (33475 BTU/hr.,9.8 kW);
¡§brake horsepower¡¨ or ¡§BHP¡¨ means the effective or useful horsepower developed by a prime mover as measured by a weigh scale and a brake applied to its driving shaft or by other means approved by the chief officer, and one brake horsepower is equivalent to .745700 kW;
¡§engine¡¨ means a steam engine, steam turbine, internal combustion engine, gas turbine or other thermal or combustion process prime mover;
¡§rating¡¨ means the registered authorized name plate energy rating of a plant, in kilowatts;
Hope this reply is of some help.
: Filling out an application and they ask for 'prime mover horsepower' as well as generating steam capacity. Asking around and nobody really can define - for sure - just what is prime mover in a steam power plant. Total horspower, total steam driven, etc. Help!
Post a Followup