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Conventional steam cycle design program to create cycle heat balance and physical equipment needed to realize it

STEAM PRO automates the process of designing a conventional (Rankine cycle) steam power plant.  It is particularly effective for creating new plant designs and finding their optimal configuration and design parameters.  The user inputs design criteria and assumptions and the program computes heat and mass balance, system performance, and component sizing.  The scope and level of detail in STEAM PRO has been continuously growing since 1990, to the point that the 2008 version has over 1800 user-adjustable inputs.  Most key inputs are automatically created by intelligent design procedures that help the user identify the best design with minimal time and effort, while preserving the flexibility to make any changes or adjustments.  STEAM PRO is truly easy to use, typically requiring only a few minutes to create a new plant design.  It normally computes a heat balance and simultaneously designs the required equipment in under fifteen seconds.  When run in conjunction with the optional PEACE module, the programs provide extensive engineering and cost estimation details.

STEAM PRO allows you to quickly create steam plant design point heat balances, complete with outputs for plant hardware description, preliminary engineering details, and cost estimate with PEACE.  The variety of steam plant configurations is virtually endless.  From back pressure units with gas fired boilers without feedwater heaters, to oil-fired boilers feeding straight condensing turbines with a small number of heaters, to coal fired PC boilers, or CFBs feeding single reheat turbines with seven or eight heaters, to supercritical double reheat plants of the largest variety, each with any sort of cooling system, are all easily accommodated in STEAM PRO.


Below is a sampling of the variety of plants that you can generate in a matter of minutes.  While only an overview graphic is presented to describe the case, each run provides between 50 to 110 reports consisting of well-organized overview summary tables, detailed equipment descriptions, and informative graphical displays.

25 MW Straight Condensing with Oil-fired Boiler
100 MW Non-Reheat with Cogeneration
250 MW Single-Reheat with Pulverized Coal Boiler
750 MW Ultra-Supercritical Double Reheat



If you would like to learn more about STEAM PRO and how it fits into our entire software suite, we would be happy to send you a restricted trial version of our comprehensive software suite, or show you the program online.

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We invite you to order a restricted trial version of our software suite.  The free trial package comes with working versions of our software with restrictions on only a few of the thousands of program inputs.  The package also includes THERMOFLEX LITE, a free version of THERMOFLEX which you can use to construct numerous models of practical systems.

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