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zaveri • Aug 13, 2012

Sterling engines in power plants: how about it ?

Well here is a new idea:

now in thermal power plants, which employ boilers and turbines, how about replacing the boiler shell with a giant sterling engine.

the main shaft of the engine can run the generator. the shaft will also drive a cooling fan, which will be positioned parallel to the top region of the engine cylinder. this region of the cylinder can have circumferential fins welded to it, and the fan can blow air, exactly on it.

by this idea, i think we are eliminating the equipment such as turbines, circulating pumps, economizers, etc.

what do you guys think of it ? any pros and cons associated with this ? any modifications you would like to add ?
zaveri
zaveri • Aug 14, 2012
hey guys no ideas ?
ISHAN TOPRE
ISHAN TOPRE • Aug 16, 2012
zaveri
Very true. In fact we can achieve carnot efficiency with stirling engine. The only problem is that, you will have a lot of trouble maintaining the equipment. Not to mention the problems with toggle joint.
zaveri
zaveri • Aug 17, 2012
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zaveri
Very true. In fact we can achieve carnot efficiency with stirling engine. The only problem is that, you will have a lot of trouble maintaining the equipment. Not to mention the problems with toggle joint.

Toggle joint ? you mean that pin joint between the crankshaft and piston rod ?😘
ISHAN TOPRE
ISHAN TOPRE • Aug 18, 2012
Yes. The same.

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